Saturday, May 21, 2011

Update on my grandfather

I have been SO touched by those of you who left kind comments and sent emails asking about my grandfather. I am SO excited to tell you that almost a month ago he was given two days to live if things did not improve - that was the day before Easter. 

They started him on a new kind of chemo that nearly killed him. It was really hard to watch, but he never complained. He is such a strong and courageous man. On his worst day of pain so far he didn't tell anyone but instead complimented the nurses on how good the tapioca pudding was! It made us all chuckle. He's such a jolly man. 

They did a CT scan a few days ago and got the results back on Thursday afternoon - the tumors had shrunk by 70%!!! We are elated. We know this is only a temporary good time, but we are cherishing it and making the most of it. ------ He is determined to go back to work on Monday. haha. He LOVES to work. 

Again, thank you so much. I am so thankful for this extra time that we get to spend with him.

Early Monday morning I will be back to share three projects from the new Happy Camper line from Imaginisce! I know you will love this line. It's so versatile! It's not just for campers. :) 

Hugs to you all! The wedding starts in 2 hours so I better get going! :) 

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14 comments:

thekolbes said...

ohh Court what amazing news. He sounds like such a wonderful man. You are so lucky to be blessed with such a wonderful Grandpa
Trish

Kimberli said...

That's amazing, what a blessing for your family!

Nita T. said...

Great news!!! I lost my stepdad a year and a half ago to cancer, so I know how touch and go it can be. Hooray for modern technology, right?!Your Grandpa sounds like a wonderful man. Thanks for updating us all! :)
Nita
www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

June Houck said...

Yay, Court! My dear friend, Martha, outlived her lung cancer diagnosis by 2 full years! She was the strongest woman I ever knew. It sounds like your Papa John is made of the same strong stuff :)

Janeen said...

Cherish the time you have with him! The power of prayer works miracles! I'm so glad that he is doing better! {Hugs from the Heart } Janeen

Maureen Reiss said...

Sooo glad to hear your happy news!!! Make the most of it!! My thoughts are w/ you.

Emily said...

So glad everything turned out well. Enjoy your time together.

- said...

Your grandpa sounds like an amazing man. So glad that you got some good news!
(:(:smiles:):)

Robin

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Such good news. He must have an amazing inner strength. What a gift to inherit from your grandfather for your own later life. Enjoy those extra precious moments. xx

liz at liz's paper loft said...

court, I'm so happy for your family!
liz :o)

CraftyShell said...

Court so happy to hear that he is doing better. Goes to show you there is only one person who knows our fate. Its great you get to have more time with him. Enjoy every day you are blessed to have him in your lives.

artfuldelight said...

That's wonderful news, so happy to hear that he is doing well. :-)

Got2BCrafting said...

That is fabulous news!
Lori

Denine said...

I am covered with goose bumps... I am so soooooo happy for you Court!! God has definately shined down on your Grandfather. I am so glad you get more time!! OH MY... HUGE HUGS TO you and your GRANDFATHER!!! Bless his for such a strong and cheerful spirit!!! ok.. i will stop blubbering now!!

 
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