Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Boy how time flys when things are pretty rotten

I couldn't believe it's been since Feb 8th since I've posted. That day seems like about a week ago..or a million years I'm not sure.

Since then I've gotten some of the scariest news any parent can get.

My child has cancer.

My 17 year old daughter has been diagnosed with AML Leukemia and I'm writing this from her hospital room where she is undergoing Chemotherapy.

Needless to say most of the reading I've been doing has been about this disease and treatment for it. Which can keep me busy. But I need to escape for a time too and

They do have a paitent library here at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. And its pretty good! We can get movies, books, books on cd (so I can listen while I drive back and forth the hour and 15 minutes it takes) and even playstation games to go with the in room playstation. Patient comfort really and truely is the number one priority here.

And it helps sometimes to slow my brain down at night so I can sleep with realtive rest accomplished.

There will be plenty of time to explore the collection since we will be here until at least August of September with a week or so break in there about once every 5 weeks.

The positive side to that is that she will beat this. This will not stop her, or me and she will still have the life she's always dreamed about and that I've dreamed for her and her sister Catherine. And that life is healthy and happy!


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. It's hard to stay positive with something like this and based on your post, you and your daughter are doing a fantastic job! I wish you both the best of luck.

  2. Thinking of you both, and do let us all know if/when there's anything we can do...

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. On the bright side the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics are some of the best in the country so she is in good hands! And clearly she has a mother who loves and supports her.