Sep 29, 2008

Yet Another Colorado Trip...

Those of you who have read my previous posts and those who know me know about my dad. Back in May he was diagnosed with Leukemia. He had a bad lung infection at the time he was diagnosed and was put into a drug-induced coma for 7 weeks. He has had to go through lots of rehabilitation and has undergone chemo therapy. He has been in the hospital for almost 130 days now. About two weeks ago we went to visit him before he had another chemo treatment. He didn't know that we were coming, so we were able to surprise him.

Right before we left for Colorado we had our appointment at Primary Children's to get Rosaline's casts changed. She was more fussy than she usually is on the trip because of the cast change, but overall she did very well for her first road trip.

Our first day there we visited my dad at the hospital. It was so nice to see him, to see that he was doing so much better. He has very short hair, no facial hair and has lost about 40lbs. Needless to say, he looks different. He does look a lot better than the last pictures I saw of him. He was able to see all the kids, meet Rosaline, and chat for a bit. That evening we just hung out at my parents' where we learned that Gwendolyn has a a fondness for older men. She was very flirtatious with Stefan and especially Christian. I am glad that Christian's girlfriend is okay with the relationship that he and Gwendolyn now have.

The next day we hung out at my parents', with a fantastic visit with the Valerie and Nathan Witte family. Later on we did some shopping at the Flat Irons Mall and went to JCPenney's. I know, totally exciting. This post is totally sounding like a lame diary entry post, haha.
That evening JM and Heather came over and we got to hang out with them and meet their gigantic 2 month old, Bryce. I seriously think that kid could easily eat Rosaline.

Sunday we went to church with my mom and brothers. Afterward I went with my mom to the hospital and visited with my dad one last time before we left. We all had some good laughs together.

We went back to the house and visited with Dylan, Holly and Aspen and JM, Heather, Caleb and Bryce. We had lots of fun together. Mark had everyone sign Rosaline's casts. My family is very clever and goofy, so there were some good messages written on there.

Our last day we had breakfast with Papa, then hit the road!!! Sorry this post was not funny at all(maybe funny looking! Haha!) and not that interesting. I promise to liven up your day soon!!


Valerie said...

It was a fantastic visit I wish it could have been longer! I am glad to see that you finally got your act together and posted! :) hehehe J/K I can't wait to hang out with you for Christmas, maybe I will throw a party and have you as the guest of honor! I will cook of course, and Mark a could be the entertainment! I will start compiling a list of guests...

Can't wait!

Hannah S said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love your family! I am glad you were able to go out there! And I love that they signed her casts.