Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fundraiser, The Break, DISNEY, The Future...

REMINDER: THE YARD SALE/BAKE SALE IS THIS SATURDAY!! PLEASE COME AND SHOP!! And you can still drop off items tonight and tomorrow night.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your participation and thanks again to CBC for doing this for us.

Fundraiser for Forester
Charleston Baptist ChurchYard/Bake Sale
Saturday, May 30th7am-1pm
13 San MiguelCharleston, SC 29407
If you would like to donate items for the yardsale or goodies for the bake sale,
the drop off dates are as follows:
Wed, May 27th 6pm-8pm
Thurs, May 28th 6pm-8pm
Fri, May 29th 6pm-9pm

All items can be dropped off at Charleston Baptist Church during the drop off dates.
If you have donations but have no way of getting them to the church,
please contact Kevin at
He will be more than happy to schedule a pick up for you. He has a trailer!!!!

Well, we truly have enjoyed our month long break from chemo and so thankful that radiation is finished! I do confess that I thought our month would be back to "normal" and that hasn't been the case. It also hasn't been bad. Forester just hasn't felt as good as I had hoped. He's done a lot more sleeping in the last few weeks, still vomiting from time to time, and losing a bit of weight. He's had good bursts of energy and normal moments but then he'll get sick and it's a very real reminder that things are not normal and won't be for a while. I am not complaining - I hope I don't come off that way. Just trying to describe to you what our "break" has been like. On Saturday we embark on our week-long Make A Wish trip to DISNEY! We are all very excited and the boys can hardly wait! Please pray that Forester has lots of energy and feels well the entire week. Pray that he doesn't have any nausea or vomiting. Also pray that our insurance will approve an override that will allow Forester to receive more Zofran. Zofran helps so much with the nausea and vomiting & he needs to take it twice a day - at least. Our insurance only gives us 36 pills a month. Not nearly enough! We're going to try and run the prescription through again today. PRAY that it goes through. I want Forester to feel the best he can, especially in this next week.

What's next....
After we return, Forester will have an MRI on June the 10th, dr. visits on the 11th and 12th and most likely will start his 2nd phase of treatment on June 15th. This next phase will last 6 months. He will be admitted to the hospital for 4 days and recieve 2 new chemo drugs. He will recieve a different chemo drug (Vincristine, which he has been taking) 4 days later in clinic and then have the rest of the month off. This cycle will repeat every 28 days for 6 months. I'm sure I will post more details about all of that as we get closer to our start date.

So, this post is mainly just to ask you to pray. For the meds and for a great and safe trip for all of us. Pray that it truly would be enjoyable for all 5 of us and also Muzzy and Pop who are coming to help! We'll take LOTS of pictures!!

We love you and can't tell you how much your prayers and love for us mean! YOU ROCK!


Jane said...

Whitney, I have some Zofran (an oral solution) that we no longer need. Would you like me to mail it to you?

Kelly said...

Wishing you a great trip and Forester lots of energy!

Lilpudn said...

Hi, I am Karol, Peter's mom's cousin in Minnesota. Just heard about Forester from my mom. We will be praying for him and for your family and will have our small group pray too. So glad to find your blog.