We signed the kids up for the Oakley Gymkhana rodeo......they had a blast!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Kelsie had to have some tests done at Primary Children's in Salt Lake. She really wanted pictures to document her visit. She loved the slushy that she got as soon as she awoke from anesthesia. She even asked for another as she was getting ready to be discharged. "For the road,"she said!
Someone gave us a whole milk crate full of apricots. Every single year we make freezer jam and this year I decided that I wanted to try and make some regular jam. It wasn't any harder to make and now we have a whole lot of apricot jam and even some syrup! The girls had fun doing it and I am so glad that Josh's mom was willing to help us attempt this the first time!! We had a fun afternoon.....
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
In the beginning of June Josh had completed all of his chemo and a PET Scan showed that there was no cancer in Josh's body...we celebrated!! He had made it through everything and could begin the process of rebuilding strength and getting back to normal, or at least mostly normal. We began the process of tests to see if he was ready to have the ileostomy removed. All of the testing went well and he was able to schedule surgery for the 20th of June. He was very excited and ready for this part of his life to be over. We arrived in Salt Lake and he had surgery as planned.
We were then told that we would need to move to Boise or Salt Lake in order to have it removed. Because of the pain and and need for fluids and IV pain medication it was decided that he should be moved by ambulance.
The kids came to Salt Lake to be with Josh as he went in for surgery this time because it was summer and they could spend some time away from home. My sister in law took us to the zoo one day and the kids loved it! We saw some neat new exhibits and it was a very nice day so most of the animals were out.
Kyler was our guide, always checking the map.......
Kamrin decided the other day that she wanted to cut her hair....She had grown it for so long and I was a little hesitant to let her do it. I thought that she would probably want her hair back quickly and that wasn't going to happen. But, she then told me that she had heard of a place that you could cut your hair and send it to help make wigs for cancer patients. She really wanted to cut her hair in order to do just that. So, we went to JC Penny's and they measured her hair, they told her that she had 11 inches which was enough. While getting her hair cut she was asked why she wanted to donate her hair. She said in her very grown up voice that cancer was just a part of her life (Josh's mom has breast cancer currently) and that doing this made her feel like she was helping someone like her grandma. After getting it cut we took the ponytail to the cancer center at the hospital and Kamrin got to deliver it there. She was very proud of herself and so was I!!
Here's the before picture::
After cutting it::