Friday, February 15, 2013

THON 2013

Lisa continues on in about the same condition as she was in the last post, which is good. Her blood tests from this Wednesday were “Great”. I don’t understand it but I’m lovin’ it. She continues to wake up in the morning half of the time on her own for school and get herself ready. We typically pick her up at about 12:30 – 1:00 and she will come home and sleep for a couple hours.

She’s a healthy eater in that she makes pretty good choices for an 8 year old. Carrots, apples, berries, low fat cottage cheese, toast, shredded wheat, or waffles for breakfast. (and not a whole lot I might add) The same choices for lunch with the occasional inclusion of mac and cheese. Dinner is whatever magical concoction dad can pull together. (usually amazing) We never really stocked up on too much of the “bad things” but these days we’re a little more conscious. We’re still trying to get a grip on Lisa’s weight gain and she’s on board. Every now and then you can catch her doing some little exercises that her teachers have taught her. I think it’s working. I’m not having trouble zipping up her jacket like I was a couple weeks ago.

So what’s on tap for the near future? Chemo is scheduled for next week. Send her your best.

This weekend Lisa will be taking her family on a journey to the city of State College, PA to attend THON. There she will enthrall the gathering with her infectious wit and spirit. THON is the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. It is a yearlong effort, by the students, to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $89 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. We are all very excited to participate in this event and spend some quality time with our PA cousins. Click on the link to find out more about this amazing event.
Have a great weekend and thanks for checking in.