Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Treatment day

We'll see how today goes. If the WBC's are up enough to have treatment, it's full-go. I will post later to let you all know how things went.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

White Blood Cells

Well, first hiccup in treatment. Katt ran into some issues with a little stomach problem, feeling ill the last two days. Unfortunately, her white blood cell count was too low to do a chemo treatment today. The big problem is that this may put a figurative wrench into our Ireland trip schedule. We will see on Friday, when she goes back to check again.

Fingers crossed, prayers tossed, positive thoughts...etc.

Be safe everyone.

"Was I speeding?"

At the Dog, one of our old haunts when we lived in Chapel Hill.

Climbing, one of his new past times, onto his favorite chair!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Uncle Niall is back to Ireland

Katt and I have had the best time with her youngest brother Niall. As Katt said, he was all of 13 when she left home to move to America, which meant she didn't know her brother very well. I have to say it's come full circle. She knows him well now. As do I, and let's just say I would trust Charlie in his hands whole heartedly. A good guy, even changes diapers (hint hint to other males out there), and has the right amount of craic (look it up) mixed with concern and care.

What takes the sting out of him leaving, is that we will see him, and all the Bonner family in a month's time...and we can't wait to take Charlie to his Irish roots.

Here's to all the help you gave us, Uncle Niall! Cheers!

Goin' walkabout with Charlie!

The 3 stooges...or my brother Jeremy, Niall, and me, in front of Biltmore.

Two sly grins on these lads, wouldn't you say?

Splashin away!!

It's 99 here in NC today. Think we will be staying in and looking at picture.
Take care all!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hi all.
Today is Tuesday, and we are getting ready for another Chemo treatment for Katt tomorrow. It's a bit unnerving, as she also has decided to have a port surgically put in. Yep, yet another surgery for her. For many others , it would try their patience, their fortitude...but for Katt, the only consideration, or 'con' to not have it done, was that she has to recover from it, which means not holding the boy for a while. Devastating to say the least, but it's either that, or endure burning pain with every treatment until December.

Her brother Niall is still here, and being a great brother, uncle, and brother-in-law. We will miss him when he leaves this weekend. I think he's gotten used to North Carolina...even the HEAT!

Wish Katt luck and we'll be back in a few days. (This is her several years ago in Beaufort--one of my favorite pictures of her.)

Welcome shoppers!

He likes to try to bark like a dog now. Instead of a 'ruff' it's more like 'ooomph!'

Here he is in front of the classroom in daycare/school. He's learning lots! How to sign, how to wash his hands, how to play nicely (we hope)...this place is great and the teachers there are awesome! Miss Lucy has a spot for everything and it's clean to a T!

These are my 5 Fingers shoes! After watching the boy learn how to walk, and is still using his legs and feet to grab things, I read the book "Born to Run" which is astounding. Reminded me of why I train others...we as humans are meant to do more than what we do, to accomplish more than we do, both with our mind and body. These shoes let me use my feet more than any other shoe. Take that arch support!!

Good night.