Monday, February 23, 2009

Update From Mom:

"I sent the camera with dad when he went to Perkins with his students. Well, he didn't take any pictures. He forgot he had the camera with him. I guess if mom doesn't take pictures nobody does. About 12 students showed up. He had a great time with them. He sure misses his students.

Besides church, a nice little nap, and watching the Academy Awards today, he had his monthly scout meeting. The people in the picture, especially Karen Dayley have been running the scout program without dad. Right after dad got called to be the Scout Master he got diagnosed with cancer.

He has treatments Monday-Thursday this week and he's done. (25 radiation treatments!) I guess they will see him back on April 1st for MRI's, testing, scans, whatever. On the 3rd of April (Grandma Chavez birthday) they have scheduled him for surgery."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

An Update From Papa Bear:

"This week has been pretty good. The nuclear physicist visited with us yesterday. He said everything is going on target. My leg sure feels good. Sayda even caught me crossing my leg underneath my other one. I hadn't been able to do that for so long. My lower leg is huge because of the lymphedema. I guess that was expected. The tiredness is getting worse. Man the treatments drain me to the point where I almost can't function. 17 down, 8 to go! Thank you for all of your prayers."

Waiting to see the doctor.

Out-running a train.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Post From Mom:

"Another week has come and gone. Dick has had a total of 12 treatments. He needs 25, so I guess he is just about halfway there. He has tolerated the radiation so well. His leg is in good condition. No burning from the radiation or blistering. We bathe it good with lotion right after his treatment and at bed time. He keeps on getting very tired and sleepy, but that is all. Yesterday he saw the Radiology Oncologist. For some reason, Dick and I thought that the radiation would shrink the tumor, but she told us that the reason they are doing the treatments is not to shrink it, but to harden up the tumor so that it will not spill cancer cells when they remove it. She told us that the next time they check the size is right before surgery. I guess the pictures they take right now are just to make sure they are shooting the right places.

We took Aubrey with us this week. Last Friday her teacher gave her all her homework for this week. Man... that was a lot of homework! It was so nice having her with us and not missing her. I love my husband so much. He is so strong, so positive, and never complains. The only thing he complains about is not having received the script for his next play from Samuel French, not being able to be in his classroom with his students, not being able to take his students to speech competition or see their material they're competing with, not being able to pull our kids from school so that they can always be with us, not being able to be here on Feb 11th for Anson's birthday, etc. He never complains about his health. He gives me so much strength. He is my love and my hero. Thank you sweetheart for keeping us together at a time like this. I can't wait for all of this to be over so that you can do all the things you love doing."

To see more pictures of the past week visit "The Call Family Blog" by clicking on the link to the right.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Note From Dad:

Cooling off after radiation.

Things are going along very well. Herman seems to be getting smaller. The hardest part of this whole thing is the waiting and waiting. I wish we could get it done. I hate leaving home and my children. I miss my classroom and my bed. For those worried about what's going on, everything is going as scheduled. We just need to wait it out. Thank you again for all your prayers, thoughts, and concern.

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Our Short Little Weekend"

This is an update from my mom's blog:

"Saturday... Anson has some Bionicle's he got for Christmas and birthdays years ago. He hasn't played with them in years. On Saturday Dick and I were in the living room watching the golf tournament and cute Anson showed up with all his Bionicle's. He even let Aubrey put one together. He usually doesn't share his toys, thinking someone might lose parts. He reminded me of my little boy again.

Sunday... I was at a meeting during the Super Bowl and Brianna didn't take any pictures but she said they really got into it. I made them all reenact Super Bowl Sunday for pictures.

Can you tell acting is part of our family? Dad, you've trained them well.

Tomorrow we will leave again to SLC for another week. We have had a great weekend in our little B town! It just wasn't long enough. Dick bore his testimony at church today. I love that man!!!"