Hillary left for Utah yesterday with the camera and expertise to get photos on to the blog, so I apologize for no photos for a week unless she has time while she is away. When we came home from UCSF we were greeted by weeds as high as 'an elephant's eye' and about as wide everywhere! The kids and I have been digging, whacking, mowing, and raking ever since. On Monday evening a group of our friends from church came and attacked what was left. It's amazing what a group of people can do in a short time all armed with whacking machines! Thank you so much to all who came to help! We have the most wonderful friends! We have received help in so many ways for so long now. We are truly grateful. Hillary took pictures, they will be posted as soon as she is able.
Kevin continues to feel better. His progress is still in baby steps but it is progress and we are all grateful. Without getting too graphic, the 'icky' stuff has stopped and he is able to eat about twice as much as before, which still isn't much but we're getting there. His appetite is returning with some of his energy. He was able to attend Church for the first time on Sunday and that made him so happy. He didn't last the whole three hours as expected but he will work up to that. We are scheduled for a check up in San Francisco next Tuesday. We are interested in what they will plan for the future. There was talk of one or two additional rounds of regular chemo as well as two years of a maintenance chemo which should be tolerable. We will have to wait and see. Until then, thank you all again and again for your prayers, your service and support. We couldn't have come this far without you! We love you and just can't thank you enough! Dale