Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Promoted to Glory

Our wonderful, sweet Mom was promoted to glory on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. Thank you for loving her so much and supporting us all. We will be celebrating her beautiful life this week.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 6-8pm at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, 811 S. Cockrell Hill Road in Duncanville.

The Memorial Service will be Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1302 S. Clark Road in Duncanville. The Burial will follow and everyone is invited.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

In God's Hands

Mom & Dad went in for blood work, an appointment with the local oncologist and chemo yesterday morning. Based on the results of the blood work, she was planning to proceed with a new chemo combo, as recommended by Dr. V at MD Anderson {see previous posts for more details}.

Well, the blood work showed that her body, especially the liver, was not strong enough for chemo. While her red blood cell count was good due to the recent transfusion, the bilirubin and liver enzymes were at levels where chemo could cause liver failure.

With this news, Mom & Dad made the decision to discontinue treatment. It is a blessing to know that Mom will not be undergoing another round of chemo, especially one with unknown side effects when her body is already tired. Mom will continue to eat healthy, exercise when she's able and enjoy this time without treatment. We look forward to creating many more memories and enjoying lots of time together! We started by having an impromptu family dinner last night, along with some group selfies. :)

family selfie.

mom with the girls & boys

our coats family

mom & dad ~ a beautiful love

Thank You
We have been blown away by the number of sweet friends and family that have requested bracelets. We are excited to send them to each of you! Mom & Dad have have truly not been alone in this fight. Every blog comment, text, email, Facebook message, meal and offer to help has reminded Mom, Dad and our immediate family of how many truly genuine and loving people there are in the world. We are blessed by each of you. Thank you for your love and support as we continue this journey together!