Monthly Archives: November 2012

I am so tired.

R. is really sweet. I can stay away.

Two boys in a box

As mentioned in the previous post…

Wednesday in Bed

Steve reporting…

Erin seems to have been feeling down all day.  I don’t think she even got out of bed.  I just got home from work at about 6 and she was still wearing her clothes from last night.

Then, about 15 minutes ago the UPS man knocked on the door and had a big package for Erin.  Her friend, Amanda, who now lives in Denver, sent her three very cool “Boppy” brand body pillows.  She works for a company that makes maternity and infant care supplies.  Erin was not only instantly perked up by the unexpected gift, but Tommy immediately took the big box in which it came to be his new Fire Engine in his playroom.  In fact, Tommy and Paco were both using it at the same time at one point.  A brief moment of brotherly peace.



Reglan for nausea

Cindy brought Erin to Sacramento this morning so that Erin could go to her appt with Dr. Adams this afternoon. Erin told Dr. Adams about her nausea and he said that it could be due to the pain medications she takes or it could be due to swelling in the brain. He said that the Zofran that she has been taking for nausea is intended for use during chemo and when used daily can become ineffective.  He prescribed Reglan which doesn’t become ineffective when used daily.

Erin decided to stay here tonight with us and get caught up on sleep. Cindy has to go into work for a while tomorrow and will take Erin back to Davis early tomorrow afternoon.

Dr. Adams thought that Erin seemed about the same with maybe a little more trouble with word finding. She had cancelled an appt with Adams last week when she was too tired to make the trip to Sacramento. He said that was fine, not to hesitate to cancel, essentially saying that the visits are just social. He suggested not returning until 6 weeks from now.


Saw Erin in Davis

Yesterday Clark and I went to San Francisco for the funeral of my cousin and on the way home we stopped briefly in Davis to drop off mail for Erin. When I called ahead she said that she was alone, though I think that Raquel was in her room.  Shannon and husband and kids had come for a visit and Steve and the boys were at a park with them.

Erin looked good even though she was wearing an eye patch which she does occasionally. She has been experiencing a lot of nausea at night, so I am hoping that when she sees Dr. Adams tomorrow, he will have some advice.


I can’t

The like my realing and ai will are cool. To a store..


Oh. I need to write . We Steve

…But that is this…I seed at night, and it is back.

I am so sick every nicht.


Sorry, tomorrow, Steve will explain.

Erin and the boys

Here is Erin sleeping sandwiched between Paco and our two cats, Gilbert and Yin Yang. Good thing we got the king-sized bed else there would be no room for me!


Steve Reporting:

We had Thanksgiving dinner tonight with my parents in their new home in Woodland. Unfortunately, Erin wasn’t feeling well enough to go, she had spent most of the day in bed.

When we came home she ate some of the ham, potatoes and green beans we brought back. It was all delicious.

We have a lot to be thankful for this year. Having Erin with us was, well, unexpected considering her condition last Thanksgiving. Her tumor had recurred and she was then starting to live primarily at Barbara’s house due to her deteriorating ability to use her right side and get herself around. I was still working at Copart but ready to quit. We also didn’t have my parents here.

We also have Raquel, our new au pair, who seems to have acclimated quickly. Paco, in particular, seems to get along with her well and their banter in Spanish is very endearing.

Tomorrow we plan to visit cousins Kayla and Alyssa in Orinda and we have other dear friends coming to visit later in the weekend.

Just a reminder this time of year that while things could certainly be better or different, they could certainly be much worse as well.


Steve Reporting:

Erin asked me to post, she’s too tired.  We had a couple of busy days.  Yesterday, Erin and I went out to dinner while Raquel watched the boys.  We went to a local place called Tucos, which had the best pork tacos either one of us had ever tasted.  They specialize in a mix of Italian and latin-American foods (the owners are apparently Puerto Rican and Portugese.  In any case, it was delicious.

Paco had a long playdate at our house on Sunday with his friend, David.  Yesterday, Shannon and her kids came over, and this afternoon, he and another friend went to David’s house.  He’s staying active this week while school is closed, that’s for sure.

Paco adds that at David’s house today, he, Tony, Luca, and David “played with Legos and had a lot of fun.”  They also went to the park and had a bit of a problem playing kickball with only four boys, but it was a good day.

Erin slept a lot this afternoon, but she had been unable to sleep at all last night due to pain, mostly in her legs, oddly.

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