Because We Love Her


February 20th, 2012 Posted in Daily News Post

It’s blog time, although I know I’m a few days late. More on that in a minute.

Chloe has PASSED her MRI test yet again! Okay, I’m not surprised, but it’s always a relief when this happens. Dr. Norwood met with us this time to give the good news and have the usual banter with Chloe…er… Neva… as she prefers to be called now. (Middle Name #2 or 3) It’s fun to watch the interaction of those two as they have been through Soooo much together. His demeanor has had almost as much of a positive impact on her healing as has his expertise.

The official results say, ‘no evidence of tumor growth.’ Everything looks the same as it has in the last few MRIs except for the healing changes that are evident. This also graduates Chloe from having to go through a MRI every three months to, now, every six months. This is a major milestone.

Dana didn’t have many relaxed moments over the weekend, so the results couldn’t have come at a better time. She has also taken on another night of night nursing. This means Chloe gets the comfort of Mama for three nights of the week now. Still there are two nurse nights at both of her bedrooms. It also means the need is a little less, even though her sleep apnea is the same. There are slow improvements to heart rate, breathing and sleep. Much of the sleep help we attribute to the wonderful people at Positive Changes Hypnosis center in Beaverton. If it weren’t for Tanya, Cheryl and Amy we would not have the speed of recovery we have witnessed. They love Chloe there and we love their absolutely amazing desire to help.

Dana had a very hard week with the loss of her second mom, Agnes. They were VERY close and when she closed her eyes for the last time it opened the floodgates in Dana’s. I was glad that Dana made the hard, last minute, decision to attend her memorial festivities yesterday, even though it was, indeed, very hard for her. She was able to release a lot of tension. Enough of the bad news, let’s get more of the good!

Jobs are still on both of our minds. I’ve started with Aflac, a company I wish we had policies with before all this happened. So, if you would like to find out what Aflac is all about just send me a note and I’d be happy to show you. It’s so much more than just disability insurance and will cost you a Decaf or two a week. I’m still working at the golf course, saxophone lessons and gigs, so it’s a pretty good atmosphere for me. The more I do, the more I do.

If we can get enough information about setting it up, we want to launch Dana’s coaching career. She is a life and organizational coach. It’s something she has studied for about seven years now and it’s something she is very good at. We will have to build a website for her and she wants to get more knowledge about running a business like this. Maybe I can find someone through SCORE to help.

Tim and Kathleen, along with Barb, have been Godsends. Once a week there is a very good food delivery to ease Dana’s responsibilities of cooking for a couple nights. It always comes on the nights she is the most worn down from care giving. Thank you!

All in all things are moving forward… with many steps backwards at times. My biggest concern, at this point, is Dana. She has seen too many losses over the last few months and Ivey has been giving her scares weekly. So, I’m asking for your prayers to continue, with a little emphasis on Dana. You might also send one to my oldest brother, 10 years my senior, who will undergo a quadruple bypass on Thursday.

Be well and Blessings,

  1. 3 Responses to “Graduation!”

  2. By Superman on Feb 21, 2012

    Thoughts are always with you all, looks like things are moving in a positive direction. So sorry to hear of Agnes, I know she was a wonderful woman.

  3. By Judi on Feb 22, 2012

    Thanx for the update Ron! BIG hugs to all. You are all never far from my thoughts & always in my heart. Soooooooo glad Chloe is going to Positive Changes! I look forward to hearing more good news! Love, hugs, & blessings, Judi

  4. By Karen on Mar 3, 2012

    Thrilled to hear about the good news with the MRI and Positive changes as well. Congrats Neva. : )

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