Thursday, October 30, 2008

In Memory Of.......

....the 2008 Boston Red Sox season. What the heck happened...we should be repeating World Series Champions. Instead I had to sit and console Britt all night last night...not from the pain of her surgery, but from the pain of seeing an inferior team in an inferior league win the title of 2008 World Champions. After seeing the Crapa Bay CrapRays make it to the world series and not be able to beat a mediocre Phillies was really heartbreaking for the whole family...The Sox would have shut down the Phillies in 4 games. We aren't quite sure how to explain this to our kids. There don't seem to be any books about how to talk to your kids about this kind of thing. Boston is taking it especially hard...But that's baseball and that's why we love it...what other sport could you see the greatest comeback in the history of the world? Definately not in Football or Basketball.

So now we enter 5 long, cold, worthless months of college football, NFL and NBA nonsense until Spring Training starts again. Once again though our family did enjoy some memorable moments cheering our team on.

So here's to our 2008 MVP - Dustin Pedroia:

Britt Update -

Britt had surgery yesterday on her wrist to repair the break that she had a couple of weeks ago. Surgery took about 2 hours and she was released to go home a few hours after that. It was a nice change from her past several surgeries. I think we are all thankful that there was no multiple week hospital recovery time to this surgery.

The surgery itself involved having the tumor in her wrist scraped out and then filling that space in with bone cement. After that was done Dr. Scott put small metal plate over Britt's wrist to help stabalize everything. She is recovering pretty well from the surgery. She's experienced a fair amount of pain in her wrist today but that's to be expected. She looks to have 7-10 days of recovery time after which she'll start her third round of chemo. So far chemo seems to be holding the growth of this stable. Hopefully she can continue her treatments with minimal side effects.

Here's to a quick recovery for Britt and the Sox in 2009!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Chemo Update and Some Family Pictures

Britt started her second cycle of chemo on Monday. So far this week hasn't been too bad for her. Today is the first day that she's really felt sick. But she's still eating normal and is able to function throughout the day. Unfortunately 2 days ago Britt tripped over her IV and fell on her right wrist and broke it. This is the wrist that they tried radiation on earlier this year to try and kill the cancer that was growing in that area. She was fitted with a soft cast today but Dr. Scott wasn't in the office and so we are waiting to hear from him on what we will need to do about it. For now though she'll just keep it wrapped and away from Boston. Despite that she really is seeming to respond well to this chemo treatment. We're hoping it will last until she's finished with this round which should be either Wednesday or Thursday.

In anticipation of Britt losing her hair again we decided to get family pictures taken a few weeks ago. A good friend of ours Haley Gibby has taken our family pictures for the last couple of years and always does a really good job. Despite the good photography she does she has a pretty rad singing voice and also has an album out under the name Summer of Space. Check out her music on iTunes or myspace when you get a chance, especially if you like House, Trance, etc. it is definately worth listening to...especially at night.