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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School Starts...

Summer rushed by. In mid-August I registered the four children for the free public school (at great expense.) The rest of August raced past, and Wednesday, September 1, 2010 was the first day of school.

Tom is a sophmore a Homestead High School,
Anthony is a freshman at Homestead High School,
Nathan is in 7th grade at Steffen Middle School, and
Miranda is in 6th grade at Steffen Middle School.

On Tuesday, August 31, 2010, Carl started a five day cycle of inpatient chemotherapy at Froedtert Hospital. He will be getting chemotherapy featuring the drugs Adriomycin & ifosomide. This will be Carl's 5th cycle of chemotherapy with Adriomycin, and there is typically a limit of six cycles of Adriomycin.

We have gotten the good feedback that Carl's sarcoma is responding well to the Adriomycin. This is a good thing. Some sarcoma's don't respond to anything. The tumor in Carl's leg now seems to be "metabolically inactive", and has shrunk somewhat. I am hoping that it stays that way, and shrinks even more.

I don't have the time to describe what getting four children off to school with a husband in the hospital is like, or any emotional impact, but the start of school was surprisingly calm. Carl bought and got the children's school supplies organised, I registered the children and organised clothing and schedules, and the children seem more mature and organised.

We will see how the rest of the week goes.


Bridget said...

How did the rest of the week go? Only two schools for four kids... it's improving!

Shirley Grisa said...

I can't even imagine how you all are getting through all this right now. Your family is always in my prayers. We had a great time this summer with you guys and hope you will be back in Michigan soon. Stay strong in faith and prayer. I enjoy reading your posts.