Monday, March 2, 2009

Excruciatingly Slow

March 2, 2009

Happy Texas Independence Day and Sam Houston's Birthday.

Erin kept it pretty quiet over the weekend. On Friday she went out for ice cream and to Jackson's house before they all ended back over here to catch the sunset and some adult beverages on the backporch. We also had a great visit from the entire Weberling clan on Sunday afternoon. Hans, who apparently doesn't put much stock in socializing was lured to our house by the promise of FOUR dogs and Lego Star Wars Wii. Willie has been sad since Hans, the biggest dog spoiler he has ever met, left.

I wish I could say Erin is bouncing and be-bopping around as agilely as her Mii, but no. She mainly stays in one place. I can't tell if she would really be out of breath if she got more active (she hasn't needed oxygen at all since last Wednesday or Thursday, except when she lies on the radiation table), or if she's just scared of getting out of breath if she moves around too much. We edged back on the pain medicine once again this morning (hurray! third time in the last week) and that worked pretty well. On the other hand, while she's not in much pain, she's not hugely comfortable either and never quite getting comfortable can really wear you down.

This morning we made some lanyard deliveries and were floored by the generosity of all of our friends. We considered an afternoon at school, but she just doesn't think she's up to it yet. Davis has helped her pass the time with various activities, and we are certainly blessed to have him home, even if it's just for a few days.


  1. I hope Erin is bouncing and be-bopping soon.
    I'm thinking about all of you!

  2. Thanks for the fun yesterday - and thanks for the beautiful lanyard! I will have to make myself a name tag and wear it with pride!


  3. Hey Vickie,
    Would like to touch base with you can you e-mail me at
    Thanks Jennas Dad - Patrick

  4. Hi again,
    I have to say that my favorite colors actually ARE purple and green, but for some reason, just told Erin purple, but I wasn't at all surprised when she blended in the green. It's perfect!

  5. Thank you for posting news about Erin. We think about her often. She is a beautiful girl.

  6. Hi Vickie...
    I'm so glad things are improving - we check on your beautiful daughter daily -- redheads are special :)

    Neil & Margot