Friday, June 17, 2011

Tina's first week home...

So it has been a week since Tina has been home, and she seems to be doing a lot better. She still seems to have good days and bad days, but luckily, lately they have been good days. Much of the swelling she had when she was in the hospital seems to be going away, her heart rate seems to be a bit lower, and today she was even able to get out of the bed by herself and take about 10 steps with her walker! Might not seem like much, but for someone who has pretty much been confined to a bed/chair for the last 6 weeks, it was quite an accomplishment! Nothing like being home...

The hospice doctor was here today, and he too seemed impressed by her progress. He thinks we are going on the right path to get her better, but thinks it will definitely be more time.

I must clear something up though. While we say she is getting better with the little day to day things we post about - that we see as 'victories' - please understand how sick she really is. Why do I say this? It seems some people are thinking that she is getting better. Bottom line is she has a damaged heart that isn't working correctly, melanoma tumor(s) that are growing, and a girl that isn't yet strong enough physically to do anything about them. We need to get her heart better, so we can start some type of cancer treatment for the tumors. We are still a long way before she can start fighting again...

Now, if you know Tina though, you know that is nothing! Our girl is so strong and driven, we have no doubt she is going to pull through with flying colors. The thoughts and prayers that each of you have sent her way have definitely been felt! We thank you...

Anyway, will try to get an update again in the next few days...

19 comments:

ErinMay said...

Thank you so much for the updates! Keeping Tina and her family in my thoughts and prayers!

Sharlene said...

You are so right, she is a strong woman, always has been a strong person, and she will get to where she needs to be to fight this! Keep going Tina! Keep up the progress! WE LOVE seeing updates like this, seeing prayers in action! Thank you Lord for continuing to bless her & her family with progress, even baby steps count as progress!! Love to you all! HUGE HUGS for each new day! <3

Anonymous said...

Thank God for Tina's progress! Lots more prayers on the way! Thanks for the update Todd, I have been thinking about you guys a lot...dvw

Chelsea said...

So glad to hear that being home is helping Tina! I hope she continues to rest & gain strength so she can get back to doin' what she does! Prayers for you all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Todd. I think it was a good decision to bring her home. Being home with family is good medicine. And I'm sure she doesn't miss having a nurse come in her room at 2:00am and wake her up for no apparent reason. :)
Tell Tina we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
BM, Chelsea, Jaelyn

Anonymous said...

I am praying daily for Tina... thank u so much for the updates...what an amazing person Tina is..... HUGS!!!!!!

David said...

No matter how small, progress is progress and we are proud of what Tina has accomplished thus far. We won't stop thinking about her and we will provide positive vibes for Tina, as well as rest her family. Keep fighting Tina, you are a rock star.

Love,
Dave, Laura and Athena

Holly said...

Continuing to pray for you Tina!!! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

We are amazed by Tina's strength and inspired by her spirit. Lots of love and prayers for continued progress! "One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time."

Kristen said...

Standing in faith, praying, and very happy and thankful for the little things that are going well (the "good days").

Kristen W.

Lucy Feuerstein said...

Knowing that Tina's happier and more comfortable at home is great news. Everything else is icing on the cake.

Anonymous said...

Todd - thank you so much for the updates. As hard as it has been on all you - you have all remained positive with Tina being the ringleader! I don't think any of us can say it enough - she is the toughest person I know. Baby steps are good steps - she is on the right track! Keep on fighting Tina - you are a rockstar. And I will keep praying!

Anna

Anonymous said...

Prayers are being said. You are a inspiration to all,Tina! God bless you! Thank you Lord!

melissa lafleur (hale) said...

keeping up the prayers. thanks for the updates. inspiration Tina.

Anonymous said...

Tina, Happy Birthday! We are thinking of you with lot's of love!! Love, Tony, Corrina, Ava and Ella!!

Anonymous said...

Todd, Thanks for keeping us posted. I hope all the love, hugs, and prayers continue to bring healing to Tina.

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