Friday, May 04, 2007
We're not really expecting anymore news on Darrell's condition- because the only condition he has is healed!! In case you're interested though, Cindy has begun a new blog. So, if you want to hear more about us (actually more about Cindy), check out the new blog: www.cindyhunnicutt.wordpress.com
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
As an update to our 2006 story, both of our mothers passed away in October. Darrell and our son Jason were able to fly out to California for his mother's funeral. Darell had a close time with his sisters, brother and their families as they mourned the loss of their mother. We know she is with the Lord which is a great comfort.
The day my mother passed on to be with the Lord, both my sister Sheila and I, as well as my nephew David and Darrell, were at her bedside. We felt that we were able to see her walk into the presence of Jesus.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season with our families. We are so grateful to the Lord for all He has brought us through this year! Here are a couple of pictures of our grandbabies at Christmas:
Monday, October 09, 2006
A big step this week- Darrell came back to church for the first time in months. Praise the Lord!
Here's a couple of pictures of Darrell's favorite activity- hanging out with the babies!
Lydia and Nora with Lydia's Snow White doll!
Pa-Pa and Nora looking at a turtle!
Fun with babies!
Nora, Pa-Pa and the turtle!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Eleven treatments to go and then the healing process can really take over. Praise the Lord!
Thank you for all your prayers, love and conern for us!
Here are a couple of pictures from Darrell's recent visit to California to visit his family:
Darrell's sisters: Paula, Pat and Tracey
Four generation picture: Darrell, his mom, Amanda and baby Lydia
Friday, August 11, 2006
Oh my goodness! Time flies!
Since I (Cindy) went back to work in June, it's gotten a little more difficult to manage to squeeze in everything in that needs to be! It actually appears that this blog has been squeezed out a bit! Sooooo.....finally, here's an update!
Darrell's PET Scans came back negative- Praise the Lord! This means there is no growth or return of the lymphoma. God is faithful- and we trust Him!
However, as a precautionary measure, and because there was "an area of interest" around the margin of the tumor, Darrell will be undergoing 20 radiation treatments beginning next Wednesday. The treatment and side effects the doctor described to us seemed a little more than we were thinking, initally. But we will see! Thank you for continuing to lift up Darrell's name to the Lord as begins this stage of treatment.
On a related note: Darrell's mom who lives in California is also suffering with cancer: colon, breast, lung and liver. The doctors gave her 6 months to live in February. Of course, Darrell has been very, very concerned about not being well enough to get out to California to see her. Finally, three weeks after the final chemo treatment, the doctor gave him permission to travel if he felt he was up to it. So, last Saturday, Darrell, Nora and I flew out to Riverside, CA. The night before we left, Darrell ran a high fever. The morning we left he did not feel well. We even had to pull off the side of the road on the way to the airport so he could vomit. But somehow, he was able to get on that flight and make it out there with no incidents. That night he got a good night's sleep- and the next day for the first time I can remember in a while- he actually looked rested. I really believe that God intervened at just the right season so Darrell could have a good visit with his mom. It seems as though he has finally begun to shake loose the overwhelming side effects of the chemo. He will return from California next Tuesday, the day before the radiation treatments start.
Nora and I had a really quick trip out there and returned 2 days later. Following are a couple of pictures I took on my phone. When Darrell gets home with the camera, we'll publish some additional pictures of his trip.
Here's Nora when we're trying to put on her seat belt. She's saying, "No buckle! No buckle!" We hadn't even gotten off the ground in Atlanta yet!
Alright, now this is more like it! This traveling thing is OK after all!
Darrell's precious sister Carol and her husband Joe pulled their motor home out so we would have a comfortable place to sleep while visiting in CA. Here's Nora and Papa going "night-night" the first night we arrived.
Darrell and his mom, Ann Weinberg
A big thanks to my sister, Sheila for giving Darrell 50,000 SkyMiles for Christmas last year. Who could have known what this year would hold and how timely this exact trip was in this particular season of our lives? God did.
I will do better about keeping this blog updated!! Thanks for the patience and love you show to us! God bless you.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
We had to go to the hospital on Sunday because his temperature got up to 101.4. The doctor told us if it gets to 100.5 it's time to go to the ER. We were only at the hospital for a few hours. They gave Daddy some antibiotics and let him come home. That made him feel a lot better!
Daddy had a PET scan on Monday. We will get the results from that on Friday at his doctor's appointment. We, of course, know the results---no cancer, no problems, no nothing!
Continue to pray for Daddy's body--this is the end of his LAST chemo, but he's still very weak. We want him to bounce back quickly! Also, they are suggesting 22 radiation treatments after the chemo. All of this is just a matter of prayer--we want to see Daddy's completed healing. Remember, this is a spiritual battle that Jesus has won!
Lydia is here too, of course. Daddy said she makes him feel better. Here's a picture of her trying to crawl on the couch with her Papa!
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Would you please join us in prayer that things will go as scheduled for this fourth and final round of chemo?