Friday, November 13, 2009

A harsh dose of reality

Yesterday, we were in doctors' offices all day long. We got the results of Clint's scan from his urologist. Then we were forwarded to an oncologist and finally the biopsy doctor. It is amazing how quickly they get you in around here. One doctor phoned the next and so on and they were all amazingly available. Crazy. Summer was with us and we did not bring Teddy. Mistake. She wanted to bring her new care and cure snow leopard, Barbie, with her so she could play doctor. While that was entertaining, when she was tired of sitting around, Teddy was what she wanted. You can be sure we won't make that mistake again. Of course, we never expected to be in the doctor's office from 9:00 to 5:00 yesterday. Not sure who we were kidding, but the reality was unleashed and now we face another bout with cancer. They are going to biopsy one of the two lymph nodes today. Then next week we will meet with Dr. Gandhi and decide what the next course of treatment will be. They do not want to surgically removed the lymph nodes. They say that won't fixing anything. Needless to say, we have a long road ahead of us.

The rest of the week has been great. We all went to the playground. Summer and I went Christmas shopping for her Daddy and Lexie. I was able to sneak a few things in the buggy for her stocking. Make-A-Wish came and talked to Summer about her wish. Her wish makers, C'Na and Annie, brought her the official Make-A-Wish Barbie. It was out of the box before they left. I gave one of the wish makers a copy of her poster for the radioathon we just had. She asked Summer to sign it and she did. I didn't think she would be able to because the only letter we've ever really worked on more than tracing is a S. Annie took a picture of it with her iPhone and sent it to me. The letters are in reverse order, but I think it is a pretty darn good job considering it is her 1st signature and the pen wouldn't work very good on the shiny paper.


Stephanie said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about what you are going to be dealing with. It's not fair at all. Sending you strength, love, and hugs.

Good job, Summer! Impressive!

Bridgett said...

It just doesn't seem fair. Summer finishes her chemo and now her daddy has to start cancer treatments again.

It's just NOT FAIR.

Is Clint handling everything okay?

I'm sorry. I really am. Does Summer understand what's going on?

As for her signature...GOOD JOB, SUMMER!

Krissy said...

That's absolutely no fun for one treatment to end and another to begin, I'm sorry, big hugs coming your way!

Love that she was asked for her signature and impressed that she did such a great job with it!

Stephanie said...

Geez! Life's just not fair and the news you're getting just sucks. Praying for your family!!!!!!!! Hugs

Susie said...

My heart is heavy for you all. It's not fair and I don't understand God's purpose but in time we may. I will be praying for you and the family.

Kristi J said...

I'm really blown away at the news about Clint. I am so very sorry. I was so hopeful you would be at the end of the cancer treatment road and your sweet family could begin to enjoy life fully cancer free. My heart is hurting for you, but I continue to pray for your family and all you are going through. God is still right there, holding you through this.

Summer must be such a light in your life. That precious girl. Her signature is so sweet.

the mol said...

*HUGS* that's just lousy news. You know we're here for you.

Funny thing is, I bet that Summer understand quite well what is going on and will want to take care of her daddy like you two have taken care of her.

Linda said...

Jennifer, You are lighting the way for those who follow ... Your blogs are a testimony to others of God's strength in you through harrowing times. Keep staying strong: Clint needs you now more than ever, and you are the glue holding Summer together, too. Trusting Him to see you through, Linda

Angel said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear what you will be dealing with. Hugs to you all.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry and will be keeping your family in prayer!

C.O.L.E. Prayer Team

karla helm

Dara Young said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Dara Young (COLE's Prayer Team)