Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Relief on the Way

February 24, 2008

Luckily, everyone got on the same page about Erin's breathing/coughing problem. . .maybe because it became so acute so fast. She has not been able to lie on either her back or her front for the past two nights (this makes falling asleep a challenge even for the most intrepid sleeper) and did not even think she could walk from one end of Jane Long to the other (we had secretly been hatching plans for Erin to be pushed from class to class on a rolling teacher's chair by one of her friends so she could make it to school). Erin's Houston docs got with the Bryan radiation oncologist, who got us in for a consult and some measurements this afternoon. It did take about three hours and some heavy medication to get Erin comfortable enough to lie back under the machine so they could do their job. Tomorrow's simulation will be another challenge, but after that the sessions ought to get easier each day as the radiation does its job. We also drew the bonus of a twelve minute drive to the appointment each day, rather than a 2.5 hour drive each way.

All I can say (in true Mardi Gras spirit) is Laissez le bon ton roulez.


  1. i'm glad they are on it, but sad that they have to be. anyhow - y'all will continue to be in my prayers. and tonight, usually as we are ending bible study pastor p will ask for prayer needs to be included in our ending prayer. i'll ask him to include y'all. i hope you don't mind that.

  2. Hi Vickie,
    Its Jenna's Dad Patrick. I can not find your e-mail but would love to chat with you. Please send me an e-mail.

  3. vickie - brooke, again. do you mind if erin is prayed for out loud in one of our services at first pres of logan on sunday? pastor paul likes that we ask before someone is prayed for during services.

    tonight 8 of us prayed for erin at bible study.

  4. Hi Vickie,
    You and Erin are always in my prayers. Good to know everyone seems to be on top of Erin's breathing situation. Hopefully she'll get some great relief in the next few days and can continue on being her active, vibrant self! You've got lots of people out here sending you positive vibes, prayers and mojo to lift you guys up as you slog through this mess. Looking forward to hearing of Erin's improvement!
    Sarah Thweatt

  5. Erin proves over and over that you can't keep a good gal down!

    Hugs to all of you,

  6. yup, let the good times roll kid.

    Jim Brinkmann

  7. Hiya. As always, just thinking of you!!! Eva has pneumonia so on a MUCH smaller scale, I know a bit of what you're going through!!! Anyway, hope this gets better! Sending a virtual king cake and a hug!


  8. are not alone on this journey!! the sidelines continue to be filled with fans/supporters.

  9. Hey guys Just letting you know that we are praying for you guys you have been on my mind a lot lately. Vicki if you need anything at all please let me know i am only 5mins from you. Sending tons of prayers.