Shelley says that time is flying when you're having fun, ha ha. Thanks to everyone that has included Shelley in your prayers. Our testimony and faith in prayer has been strengthen this week with some of the miracles that we have seen. Shelley had a very difficult Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. By Monday she had developed blood clots in her legs and right lung, it felt like an emergency room when they found out. They put in whats called a filter in one of her veins to prevent anymore clots going to her lungs. The filter is kind of like an umbrella that traps the clots. What I understand now is that because of the cancer her blood does some kind of thickening. They needed to draw blood 3 times before that were able to test it because it coagulated so fast. They can not use a blood thinner because of the mets/infection that she has in her brain. They said there would be to much risk of bleeding in the brain. On Monday she was also told that if she was not having all these other problems that she would be on the operating table right now fixing her heart value. The doctors were split on a decision to start chemo. A couple wanted to wait and see what the antibiotics were going to do but Calvacant pretty much said we can't wait. They compromised and started chemo Wednesday afternoon. I think that because of prayer and a blessing that she received that the chemo so far has had very little side effects. Calvacant has said that within a week she should loss all of her hair. For that reason we had Candis, her niece, come over and cut her hair. See picture. She figured if it was going to fall out anyhow we might as well make it shorter. I thought it looked awesome. Because of the other complications that she has had they will not even think about releasing her until next week. They have moved her back to the cancer floor of the hospital. She has now been in 5 different rooms in 11 days. Because of her heart they wanted her on the cardio floor. For those that were wondering about her heart, a majority of the doctors believe that cancer has spread to her heart which has caused a valve problem. This is very hard to diagnose due to the heart moving when imaging tries to take a picture.
Shelley wanted me to give everyone her love and thanks. Especially to Haley McCall (she is like our 3rd daughter that we never had) she has spent almost every night with Shelley. Shelley says that she is one of those people that you just feel comfortable going the bathroom in front of. I know that doesn't sound like a compliment but it is. She truly loves her. Also thanks to Marie Chase for coming down from Utah. Sometimes it is not just about the body but also emotion, spirit, and mental that can put this thing all together. That is what Marie does for Shelley. She and her family have been very close and dear to us. It is hard to tell about all the little things that people have done. When I come home and the clothes have been washed, folded and put away; I wake up and someone has dropped off muffins for breakfast; the lawn cut and seeded and landscape trimmed (thanks M. Jensen); when the kids get home from school they have fresh bread out of the oven waiting for them; women that leave their family to make sure Coleen hair is ready for school, and many many more thank you all.