Monday, August 18, 2008

Sharlene's Colorado Update

First let me thank Paul for that whitty and charming recap of his day. Big props.

Second- I am here in Colorado and have Piper staring at me wondering why I am no longer dancing with her so I better make this quick. Tuesday starts her second round of chemo today so send out extra prayers. I got to see her yesterday for most of the day. She looks much better than I was expecting. Her poor little eyelashes are falling out and she has lost half of her hair. But she is mostly rid of her fluid and looks like herself at least. The great news is JK and Charley both got to hold her yesterday for the first time in 2 weeks! It was so awesome. She even did major poops on both of them as a sign of affection. Such a generous girl. She is slowing being weaned off the vent but we will see if it is an option to even try most likely after the chemo. She is such a strong girl and you can just see the fight in her. She is heavily drugged so she hasn't opened her eyes but she does kick and move her legs if they aren't where she wants them. The drugs she is on are 3 times stronger than morphine so it impressive she can do anything other than sleep. The drs are all very happy with her progress and the hospital really is great. She is in excellent hands. Me and Piper have become best buds and she is so adorable! She is a little chatterbox and talks about Tuesday (or Tutti as she calls her) all the time. It is heartbreaking. Last night she woke up screaming for Tutti so she got to sleep with Mommy and Daddy. She misses her sister so much so please say extra prayers for Miss Piper as well. Piper did get to see her sister yesterday and give her some love and see her in Mommy's arms so I am sure that made her feel a little better. The boys are great kids as well. Axel and Spencer are just as little boys should be. Full of spunk and energy and always in the mood for a good mud fight. Today I plan on picking up a freezer for the Whitts so we have places to put frozen meals and also making some casseroles to freeze. I am also trying to reorganize some of the chaos which is a challenge because nobody knows where anything is since everyone as put things in different places. Its all baby steps. Hopefully tonight JK and I can go out for some adult time and tomorrow JK and Charley can go to dinner. Last night they went to dinner with Charley's mom at Red Lobster (Charley's mom loves her some Red Lobster and it was her birthday so her choice) and I only got tied up once by the boys so I consider it a success. Well Piper is now being not so subtle and on top of me so I better go. Love to you all and keep those prayers coming

11 comments:

The Collins Family said...

Thanks for the update Shar! Give JK and Piper a big hug from FL!

BoufMom9 said...

Shar, Thanks for the update!
You are just so awesome! Glad to hear about the freezer! I will start making some meals and freeze them so I can ship on dry ice asap.
Love that TuTu pooped on Jk and Charley! That is love! heehee (or, that would be JK's girl!)

Terri said...

so excited to see an update! Glad Piper is getting lots of extra attention. And REALLY glad that JK and Charley were able to hold Tuesday! That warms my heart! Give big hugs from NC!! I will pray that Piper, Axel and Spencer get through this with understanding and that Tuesday's tumor responds even more to this round of chemo! Things are heading in the right direction! How awesome!!

Jenn H said...

Shar, I am so glad you are there!!! I am sitting here bawling for little Piper, I can just imagine how much she misses her sissy!! We will definitely continue praying for Tuesday and the rest of the family! You are the best and thank you so much for taking the time to update!

Shannon said...

So glad that you are able to be there, Shar. Thanks for the update! Hugs to you all!!

Dave and Jenn said...

Thanks for the update! So glad you are there to help. Please give everyone a hug from us! So glad Piper is being made to feel like a princess....what a sweetie you are!
Hugs,
Jenn, Livi and Paige

The Romero-Schroeder said...

Thaks for the update Shar, is so nice to hear that TUTU is better and to have YOU there to help in our name is the best ever!!! Thanks for sacrificing your time. Anythig else we can do for her please do tell.

Jen B. said...

So glad to hear the JK & Charley were able to hold Tuesday! What better way for a little one to say "I love you" than a nice little poo??? We are still continuing to pray for them.... glad they have such wonderful people to help out!

Bre said...

I'm so happy you are there, Sharnizzle!!! Give them all big hugs and smooches for me!

The Corradetti Clan said...

Shar you are a wonderful person for doing this. I am glad Jk and Charley are going to dinner. THank you so much for going there and doing this for them. Glad to hear Tuesday is doing well as can be expect. I have been thinking of her all day. Shar you rock.

CC said...

great to hear updates from colorado! thinking of all of you! btw... so enjoying paul's posts! You guys seriously crack me up! must put meeting the Earnshaws on my list of goals!