Thursday, May 22, 2008

Follow-up to Radiation: Day 1

Sue Allen had a few follow-up questions that I'm very sorry I've never covered in this blog! Figured that all of you are wondering the same things, so I'd respond here. And please, feel free to email me or ask questions on this blog, Cathy and I both come on here every day.

-Cathy will be going for radiation treatments Monday-Friday for a month. She will have weekends off and Memorial Day off. Her treatments are taking place at Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington.

-Cathy's mom and dad are staying with Cathy semi-permanently now. They might go back on weekend's (they are going home this weekend to paint their place, and it's Memorial Day, so Cathy has 3 days off of treatment). Cathy's dad will probably go back and forth from IL to WI a little more often just to keep up with their place. Luckily they have a spare bedroom and they have come to stay very often in the past, so this is pretty much normal.

-My dad has been taking Cathy to most of her appointments, but now that they have answers and treatments have been set up, Cathy's mom and dad will be taking her to radiation. Now it's just a half hour appointment every day Monday-Friday.

-Little Jack has been at home for the most part, being watched by Cathy's mom and dad or his brothers. Our neighbor across the street Michelle has been really great about having him come over at times as well (Jack was there when Cathy was first admitted to the hospital a few weeks ago)

-Both Nick and Matt live at home still, so they've been a huge help and will continue to be. Nick actually told me yesterday he's going to quit his 2nd job at TJMaxx to be able to help more. AND he's trying to quit smoking! I'm sure Cathy's delighted about that.

We are so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends. My dad and I were just talking this morning, and he wanted me to reiterate how much he appreciates everything everyone is doing. From the thoughts and prayers, to the food, to the visits/calls/emails/posts...thank you SO much. It really does mean to the world to us.

1 comment:

The Sakowicz Family said...

Hi, Cathy,

Just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS! Keep thinking positive thoughts and it will be over before you know it. Hope you have a great long weekend.

The Sakowicz Family (friends of the Ansenbergers)