Hey everyone, long time no posting. Lifes been rather busy. Alot of changes, adjusting, and many of ups and downs in the months I have been missing.
Back when I first went missing. Joe and I both stopped smoking Sept. 7 it was hard and we both did it on our first try. I stayed away from the computer, because it was hard not being able to smoke. I use to smoke alot when I was on the PC. So I cut back for along while. We had to call 911 on night to have my dad taken in for chest pains. Thankfully it was nothing.
Oct we had alot of Birthdays. So we stayed bust with family and friends for the B-days. Joe and I both had a birthday in Oct. as well.
Nov. Another month we have alot of b-days, then Thanksgiving and getting ready for the Holidays.
Dec. We had a crazy year with Christmas and getting ready. It was a tight year for most of us, but we all made the best of it. We spent alot of time with family during the whole month. Since so much of my family was layed off during the month we spent alot of time just hanging out, playing cards, and just having a good time with family and friends.
Jan. was a relaxing month. Joe started a new job. He was in and out of town to TN for training and things like that.
Feb. is when things really started going nuts and has not stopped since. On Feb. 18 my cousins 2 year old aon died in his sleep from a seizure. Almost 3 weeks after his birthday.
Feb. 26 three of my cousins were on there way ice fishing, hit black ice rolled the truck, two of them were killed in the accident. It was a nightmare. One of them things you see on the news, but it never happens to you. The two that passed were 49 and 32. It was the baby from a week earliers great uncle.
I get home from up north on March 1 on March 2 Joe ends up in the hospital for a week. On March 2 my cousins grandmother died who was like a grandma to me my whole life at the age of 92. March 4 a distant cousin and my aunts best friend from grade school who was a part of my family passed away.
Finally on March 5 we got some well kind of good news depends on how you want to look at it. My sister went in for a ultrasound and found out shes having twin girls. Better her then me. LOL We are all happy about the news.
The weekend of March 14 & 15 we had my nephews b-day party then Xaivers the next day. We had alot of fun and it felt great to kick back, relax, have some fun with the family, and watch the kids having a good time all together.
The relaxing did not last long. March 23 my nephew who just turned 7 on March 12 went into the doctors then they had to rush him upto Childrens Hospital. They called us on the way there. Once there we found out the doctor thinks hes got a brain tumor.
They got some of a MRI done on him, but not a full one because he was awake and well did not want to lay there. But it was enough for the doctor to tell us for sure what was going on with him.
They found a tumor on his brain stem, its so big it cut off the way for the fluid on his brain to drain. In away it was a good thing, because that is what made my brother take him to the doctors.
He was hardly able to walk, way off balance, drooling, blowing bubbles when he talked, could not focus, along with a few other things. March 25 they went in to place a shunt to drain the fluid off the brain and do a biopsy of the tumor, to see what grade it was and what kind it was.
He come home on 27th. Still not walking or doing much of anything. Through out that night he got sick and got the gas off his belly taken care of. When I got there the next day he called for me and my brother daid Patty look what Trevor wants to show you. When I turned around he was walking towards me with his arms out. I lost it. It was the first time I had seen him walk in close to a week. Since the night he was taken into the hospital.
Hes been doing pretty good. We got the biopsy results back on April 1. Its a stage 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. They are giving him 2-3 years to live. He will be starting radiation April 13 and will have to be knocked out Mon-Fri for at least 6 weeks for treatment.
This has taken its total on my whole family. Zander has not been taking it good at all. They are only 6 months apart and have always been really close. Xaiver does not understand as much, but he still has moments. They know pretty much everything, but we have not told them that they only give Trevor 2-3 years to live. We can not think of a way to tell them that and figure it would be best to leave that part out for awhile. Later on down the road we will share that with them.
Other then that life is just that, life. Joes lost about 50lbs and I have been lucky enough to gain about that much. The boys are getting bigger everyday. Michigans weather still suck! And I think that is about all.
Im going to try and come around more hopefully. Everytime I say that it seemed like something else happened. With my nephew sick we are over there alot. I have to take Joe to and from work, so I can have the van. It sucks having one car sometimes. So that leaves me little time on here most of the time.
I hope all of you are doing well, along with your loved one. Take care!
Zander, Trevor, and Xaiver Dec. 08
Xaiver, Trevor, and Zander playing in the snow after a snow storm Feb. 09
My three lil buddies!