Since I have a very irregular schedule, we weren't able to do Thanksgiving until yesterday. Even though we were late, it was still just as good as if it were on the actual day. I don't think the day matters as long as we are all there to do the same thing. Give thanks.
Every year I have written up a little something for the family and I read about what I'm thankful for. This just wasn't happening this year. The moment I sat at the table, the emotion was overwhelming and the tears were unstoppable. Alyssa our second to oldest couldn't even come to the table until almost halfway through dinner. She was very emotional. I couldn't read two words let alone an entire paragraph on each of my daughters and my wife. I tried telling the girls why I couldn't read this year and I couldn't even get that out. If you can't imagine, I can try and explain to you why this was so hard. It's obviously been a very tough year for everyone. Especially Macey. Seeing her sit there in her chair, with her little hat on, eating with her left hand because her right one doesn't want to cooperate very often was already just too much. But besides the physical obstacles she is working so hard to overcome, the fact that she was sitting there was the biggest blessing any of us could ever ask for. We are all thankful that Macey has endured so far and this thing hasn't done the unthinkable. We won't even discuss it in our house because we know in our hearts that not only is Macey going to be ok, but she will be the same old Macey she was before this all happened. Her mind, spirit, beauty and sweet personality are all still there, but the fact that she doesnt' feel quite herself, makes us all wish she would get better sooner. We made it through our teary-eyed dinner and we were all so very thankful that our family was sitting there together, enjoying each others company.
Macey is still working hard to get her walking back in order. She is still struggling with it all and she gets frustrated because of it. Imagine wanting your leg to step forward and it just won't. She still doesn't have the ability to make her leg do what she wants it to yet. But we are working her that direction. Also, her last shower as Angie was getting her dressed we noticed on her head that she is getting fuzzy little baby hair sprouting out of her scalp. This makes her very happy as you can only imagine her wanting her hair back.
We continue to work hard as a family helping our daughter recover. Macey goes to the Huntsman center tomorrow for an appointment and to get her next higher dose of chemo prescribed for her next 5 day round coming up in a about a week. She does tolerate it ok but she definitely doesn't feel that great taking this stuff. It messes with so many things. It makes her sensitive to sound, taste, smell, and makes her gums sore etc. She really dreads taking it but knows that a little discomfort now is worth the tumor being obliterated. So we press on. I'm hoping my wife and girls can come down and visit me where I'm working this weekend. I hate being away even for a minute.
Remember too, Macey is still having a hard time. This is not over so please continue to read the blog, show her love and support, call her, write her, email her whatever you can. It means a lot to her and to our family. Thanks again for reading and have a wonderful week!
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Thank you all for visiting Macey's blog. This page is intended to give family and friends the latest updates on Macey. We look forward to everyone's comments and support and also your patience as we will add any updates as we receive them and are able to post them. There has been an overwhelming amount of support and love for Macey and we want all of you to know that we love you too and are thankful to have such great family and friends. Please keep all comments positive and know that our "Miracle Moo" has only one acceptable outcome. Complete and full recovery. Our family will accept nothing less. There will be t-shirts, window stickers and other items available to help support Macey's road to wellness. These items ARE NOT for profit. Only to show the love and support that Macey needs. Thank you all!