Thursday we made our fifth trip back to Houston. You would think as many times as we have been there now, that the trip would get easier. Not so much! Traveling to Houston from where we live is never easy and always EXHAUSTING. But we seem to manage and truck right along each time. Even with any bump in the road we may or may not encounter. Like the January trip when my dad forgot his overnight bag (toiletries, clothes, etc.)! This time around we received a phone call from my brother that one of the family dogs passed away. He had been sick for a while, so it was definitely bittersweet. Sad to see him go, but glad he is not suffering anymore.
Thankfully, other than the depressing news, mom’s checkup went well. Her scan and bloodwork came back good. The infusion treatment is containing the tumor, which is AMAZING (especially with this type of cancer). The other thing is, we always seem to learn something new each time we go to MD Anderson. Like why mom’s sleep cycle has been out of whack. Dr. Harrison explained how the radiation damaged the brain’s natural production of melatonin. So she recommended starting her on a low dose of melatonin to help her sleeping patterns. It will not only help her, but my dad as well. They will hopefully both start getting the rest they need.
As always thank you for the continued support and prayers! We continue to hope for the best and take everything one day at a time. Below is a picture of our sweet Bob. He wandered into our front yard nearly seven years ago, we did not imagine the joy he would bring to our family. Besides the occasional marking his territory in the house and eating anything in sight. He was a good boy and one of the sweetest dogs you would ever meet. Our hearts are fur-ever marked with his paw prints.