Sunday, December 28, 2008
Well Allen got his MRI on Friday and I am sad to report that his tumors have grown back. They are the same size they were when we got here and he has some new ones different then the original ones he had. The Dr's said that there is one chemo we can try. Its a chemo he has had before but its given everyday for three weeks. He gets it in his NG tube. Its a chemo we can give him In the Ronald McDonald house.
The other option we have is to give him a chemo in the clinic. We would have to go to the clinic 5 days a week for three weeks. The Dr's said that they are not sure which one would work better because we are in unchartered territory. So Susan and I feel that the chemo that we give at the house would be better so Allen isn't in the clinic everyday. He can be with us in the comfort of the room. He can play and do the things he wants to do.
He can't get the chemo until his counts come up they are at 362 and need to be at 500 to receive the chemo. So on Tuesday we will get his counts to see if he can start the chemo. We are just hoping that we are making the best decision for Allen. He is feeling well and is in good spirits you can't tell that hes sick. Hes playing and acting like a normal kid. They told us that where the tumors are different things can happen and we need to keep an eye on him for the changes they expect us to see. PLEASE pray for Allen he need them more than ever now.
They have helped in the past so tell everyone to pray and pray hard. We are sorry for the bad news but we feel you all need to know the seriousness of this. Thanks you all for your continued support love and kindness. We will try and keep you posted as to his progress. Thanks again.
Love the Woellmers
Please, pray and fast for Allen. They have already lost one daughter to this kind of cancer. I can't imagine loosing another child. The heavens need to hear us and feel our faith. Let's see a miracle happen. Thanks so much. Check out his web site and get to know this little guy. I can't wait to meet him in person.
Friday, December 26, 2008
After we had loads of fun with the PJs, we have a tradition of reading the Christmas story in the Bible and Book of Mormon and while dad does this we have Hot Chocolate and make S'mores over the candle stick. The kids love this.
Well it was a wonderful, fun and spiritual night. Some times I like Christmas Eve more than Christmas as it seems like Christmas Eve is more about Christ and Christmas day is more about giving. How fun to celebrate the Saviors birth, life and all the gifts he has given us. I would love to find out what you do on Christmas Eve. I will post Christmas soon, so check back.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
My wish for all of you, is that you receive all the blessings you desire and need. May the Spirit of Christmas stay with you through out all the year.
P.S. I will post our Christmas eve and Christmas pics this week-end.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
David and I have major worries with her.
There is a boy in her primary class who lives next door to us. A couple of weeks ago I was in primary and noticed they were sitting on the same chair. OK I thought, as long as they are quite. Then he would put his arm around her shoulder and later she would put her arm around his shoulder. Then they would hold hands. Later I saw Eilish scratching his head (I am sure he loved that). This went on the whole 45 minutes of sharing time. I even had other leaders comment on what they were doing.
Then last Sunday...again I was in primary. All the Jr. primary came in and sat down. Then the music stops and the person who is conducting gets up and starts the meeting. I then looked around and noticed Eilish and this boy (who is younger, my daughter is the "older" woman) not in primary. I go looking around the building and as I was coming back to the primary room because I couldn't find them, they come walking down the hall holding hands. I asked Eilish where they were and she said they were just walking!!! Already she is skipping class and walking the hallways. For those who may not know this...she is only 5!! 5 years old and already acting as if she is a teenager. I told David it is time to get the shotgun out and put it by the front door. :>) Does some one have a good and strong lock, without the key?
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Nephi is my spa person. Just to night he lotion my feet, hands and face. He then massaged my feet and then he and Eilish "decorated" my hair. Nephi just scheduled me for a FULL spa tomorrow after church. Brandon and Nephi's wives are going to thank me. These boys will spoil their them. I am very blessed to have them!!
Oh, I guess I am down in the books for having a Full spa on Christmas day also... Merry Christmas to me!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
What we do is decorate the tree in white and silver. We then hang cookies or some other treat on the tree. About 12 days before Christmas we would start, where every night we would read about the Lehi Dream and the Tree of Life in the Book of Mormon. After we were done, we would have the kids line up in the hall way. We would blind fold them and Dad (who was at the tree of Life) would call their name. They would then try to follow his voice until they came upon the "Iron Rod" (Shower rod), in which they would grab hold and continue on their journey to their dad. Once there, he would take off the blind fold, give them a BIG hug and tell them how proud he was of them and how much he loved them. He would then tell them about the "fruit" on the tree and would ask if they would like to partake. They would then get their treat. This would continue until Christmas Eve.
The kids love doing this and I am sure have a better understanding about the Tree of Life and what it really means.