The week before Christmas Missy and our dad went back to the NIH to meet with doctors about her cancer. We learned that her new medication is not working. There is nothing else available to try. They are taking her off all treatments and just placing her on steroids to keep swelling down. After Christmas Missy and our parents met with the local doctors and with Hospice to begin this new stage of dealing with her terminal cancer.
are heartbroken. Truly and completely heartbroken. But we are also
trying to focus on where we are right now. She is no sicker today than
she was before the trip to NIH, we just have more information today. We
had a wonderful Christmas as a family and rang in the New Year all
together. We will just have to wait and see what 2013 brings, taking it
one day at a time and enjoying every moment we have together.
just wanted to update everyone here on the blog because I know she is
on your hearts. And because with this new place we are at, I am not sure
how much I will be blogging. Possibly a lot, possibly none at all.
You may read my grief through these posts, or I may post pictures and
act like nothing is happening. If I am not here as regularly as I used
to be, know I am doing what is most important. If I am blogging about
trips to the aquarium, book reviews or funny things Henry says, know that I am just
trying to find a small bit of normalcy in this difficult time. If I
blog openly about my grief, please be understanding, which you all
This is harder than I could ever imagine.
For now, our family is spending as much time together as possible. We
are talking and laughing, hugging and kissing and telling each other
as often as possible how much we love the other. Someone is always with
her. We are all here together, spending time with our Sweet Missy.
are ahead of us, but for today, we are living in the now. We are doing
the very best we can and are loving each other with the time we are