Sunday, January 31, 2010

An Update from Martha's Sister

Hi Everyone, Martha asked me to update her blog because she has been extremely busy. So, here I go.

Michael and Joey both had birthdays during the month of January. Michael is officially an adult and Joey is enjoying his second decade of life. Martha, Joe, and Janaya took Michael out to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate. About a week later, Michael and Martha drove up and spent the weekend in Flagstaff with Joey. The guys enjoyed snowboarding while Martha hung out at the hotel. They celebrated Joey’s birthday by going out to dinner with Joey and his friends.

Janaya is all settled into her new home. She is actively trying to convince Andrew that they need a labradoodle puppy. Janaya is making progress, but I think it will take actually holding a puppy before she can completely convince him.

Joe’s parents came out for a visit to attend the Arizona Builders Alliance dinner. At the dinner, Joe was honored as President of this organization. It was a great evening enjoyed by all.

Martha finished her last chemo treatment this past Wednesday. After talking with her doctors and family, she decided to enjoy a month of no tests or treatments. Well, one of the many things that we have learned about cancer is that as soon as you have a plan the plan changes. Instead of feeling better after the last chemo treatment, Martha started to feel a bit worse. As it turns out her port is infected. I can’t believe this bad timing! When I think about all that has gone through that port and now it gets infected! The good news is that we figured out what was going on. Martha is receiving IV antibiotics. Martha is tired, but she is already starting to feel better.

The doctors are watching her and then they will decide if the port should be removed. At this point, we are thinking that the doctors will remove the port. This isn’t a major procedure and besides being achy there is no recovery time.

If you want to contact Martha she is checking her blog and email.

Martha's sister,