Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I know I've been quiet. It's amazing how all at one time there can be wonderful things mixed with dreadful things. It's also hard sometimes to know how much to write and how much to keep to myself.
Remember back in January when I mentioned Lou's Dad?
Well, he had the laryngectomy in January after going through chemo and radiation all last summer. Those two things had no effect on the cancer. It continued to grow. So they cut it out. He hasn't had a voice since winter and it's been hard. Two weeks ago the visiting nurse didn't like the looks of things and insisted that Pop go to the doctor. The doctor must not have liked it either because he did a biopsy right there. The cancer is back and growing quickly. Lou left 2 weeks ago and I went with the little kids to visit in Delaware this past week. It's a hard thing to see. This man who I've grown to love. Hospice is coming in now and they've said that their main purpose is pain control.
Here he is with his brothers this past October when we were hopeful that he'd beaten this terrible disease.
I'm here at home. My husband is in Delaware. If it weren't for the shop I'd be there with him doing all I could to help. Here's the part where I'm torn between the shop hours and just running off and doing what I want to be doing, which is to be with my whole family.

11 comments:

historicstitcher said...

*HUG*

Kate A. said...

I'm so sorry! I hope you can find a way to go - I'm sure your customers would understand a one-time thing because of serious family illness. We're all thinking of you!

Carla said...

Oh Beth, I'm so sorry.

Susie said...

My thoughts and prayers with you, God's strength for you all in this difficult time.

Suzanne said...

I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you and your family.

--Deb said...

Oh, I am so sorry.....

Redford Phyl said...

My thoughts are with you, Beth. ((Hugs))

hesira said...

Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Lisa said...

Oh Beth. I am so sorry about the bad news. I lost my father-in-law over a year ago and it is not easy. I will be praying for you and your family. Hugs!

Yosemite said...

I am so sorry. I will keep your entire family in my prayers.

jae said...

This must be heartbreaking for you and your family. You are in my thoughts.