Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hello Friends,
A friend today told me that he was waiting on an update...so here it is!

I hate to come here and always relay bad information. Let me assure you that it is not all bad! Hannah is still her caring, compassionate self. She enjoys doing things for other people and delights in simple things like baking, collecting (everything) and Tod. Are you waiting for the "but?" So...but...she is still having a hard time. Last week she came home from school on Tuesday morning, missed Thursday and most of Friday. She went into school late on Friday, only because I forced her to go in. In working with her, we think this issue is not only neurological, but emotional as well. Hannah is having difficulty with school, emotionally and cognitively. It's hard for her, she can't keep up socially, and she doesn't want to go.

So far this week she went to school on Monday and Tuesday. She did call from the nurse's office both days wanting to come home, but we worked through it. Today she refused to even get out of bed. She said I'm not working on it, I TOLD YOU I DON'T FEEL GOOD, MY STOMACH HURTS. I put her back to bed and she slept until noon.

She hasn't been eating well either. Tonight I made her favorite dinner, and she did eat that, but said she felt sick afterwards. I told her it's from hardly eating anything for the last few days. We're trying and she's trying.

I'll put our Relay for Life information below. Please don't forget your luminaries!!

Kim
Help us shed light on the fight…

Whether it’s a parent, a sibling, a friend or a neighbor, we all know someone who has been touched by cancer. Relay For Life is one way of recognizing loved ones who are surviving cancer and remembering those who have lost the battle. At dusk, we quietly remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Luminary bags line the track, each bearing the name of a loved one. This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and courage with which we all continue to fight cancer. For a donation, you can remember someone who lost his or her battle to cancer, or honor someone winning the fight.

In total silence, all of the luminaries are placed and lit around the track and everyone walks the track by the light of the candles. Last year there was a bagpipe player who led us while playing. The luminaries are decorated in support of someone with cancer, or in memory of someone who passed away from cancer or just something in general. Last year this was such a special part of the Relay for us. What a sight it was to see all of the beautiful bags that we and other friends decorated last year. There were so many luminary bags with Hannah's name on them. She loved it! And to see all of the bags that the girls decorated for our friends, warriors and survivors was wonderful.

So, we are open for sales! In fact, we got our first order today for 5 bags, thanks Grandma K! The luminaries are $10 each. If you are interested in purchasing any, please let us know. We will decorate one for you-I have all the bags here or you are welcome to decorate them yourselves also if you like (I will get you the bags). Our Relay is May 30-31st this year. Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like on your bag and we will decorate it specially for you. If you would like to email any artwork or photos, we can also include those on the bags. We will send you an email with a picture of your bags once they are completed. We'll see if we can get enough to complete one entire circle around the track this year!

Here is what we need if you are purchasing a bag:

  1. Your name and address
  2. Who is to be honored on the bag (in memorial or in honor of)
  3. Any photos or artwork you would like included on the bag
  4. Anything additionally you would like us to include on your bag
  5. Your check made out to American Cancer Society-bags are $10 each, send to us at the address listed on the blog page. You can also pay via paypal, email address is kprokop@opotnline.net

2 comments:

Mylese said...

We have been waiting for an update, too! Hannah, we were so hoping that those stomach woes would be a thing of the past. We know they are going to find you just the right medicine to help. We are thinking of you guys! We can't wait to see the pictures of all the luminaries. We will get our order in soon!

Much love,
The Reyes Family

Anonymous said...

Poor Hannah! I get it...I can only imagune how she feels. Tell her that she's not alone. Many out there are struggling in school too. Gina is one...

Good luck with the relay guys! Hats off to you! :0)

Bonnie and Gina
www.caringbridge.org/visit/ginamulieri