Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday the 20th....

Marky and I spent yesterday, my one day off this week, at the new Primary Childrens satellite facility in Riverton Utah, which is conveniently straight west from us, just about 40 blocks.

We turned in the now famous STOOL SAMPLE that he and Jonah collected (see previous blog entry).

Then Marky had to drink the nasty, chalky Barium crud. Then we waited for 3 hours while the stuff cycled through his stomach and small intestine.

The Radiologist took pictures every 45 min. or so to chart the progress.

When it finally got through and dumped into the LARGE intestine or colon, we were done.

The initial report was good. No evidence of obstruction or strictures !


Of course, all these kinds of test were done initially last year when this disease process started, or manifest itself.

They were all normal then, too. It wasnt until the "exploratory" surgery that the tumor or sclerosing or fibrotic crud was found.

So a "normal" test is good.....but not re-assuring enough for me to sigh a relieving sigh of relief ! !

When I get like this, I have to remember the blessing that Elder Johnson gave Marky.....that he would live and resume his normal life.

Im holding on to that.

Thanks for all of your encouraging words and comments ! I cant wait to "log-on" and see what you guys are saying. It means more than you know and gives me charge to get through one more day !

Love you all dearly, nettie


Anonymous said...

I am still laughing about Jonah and Marky and the sample!!! Quit worrying about things you can't do anything about.....just enjoy your son NOW.....Love, Grandma Joan

Cathy Wallace said...

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

It's easier said than done, yes? But, I do know that as we seek this peace the Lord will bless our lives.

He has asked us to 'be of good cheer'. Not 'be of good cheer when everyone is healthy' or 'be of good cheer when the bills are paid' or 'be of good cheer when eating cookie dough'. Just plain old 'be of good cheer'.

Keep smiling. Your heart will follow your face.

Love ya! Cathy