Friday, February 26, 2010

Shunt today...

Mom just called and wanted me to write a quick update about Dad. They are headed down to the hospital to have his shunt put in today. He will have a shunt in his chest where they will do the chemo. So I guess you could say that it is officially started!
Dad will start his chemo on Tuesday.
Mom and Dad have expressed how they have seen the hand of the Lord throughout this process. When they met with the doctor this week, the doctor explained that he wants to keep Dad in the hospital the ENTIRE time, just to make sure nothing happens to his kidney. This was a huge relief for Mom, because she was worried about Dad getting sick at home.
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Although they won't be able to see any of us during this process, they LOVE reading the comments on this blog. If you come here, please leave a quick comment for Dad to read. I think he might just go crazy not being able to tease any of us!
Thanks for your support and love that you give to Mom and Dad! They appreciate it more than you know:)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sid Update...

Sid and I went down last week for his last set of tests. He passed his heart tests, so things look like a go. We are headed back down this Wednesday to make a plan with the doctor. I'm sure he will give us a start date, and tell us more information then.
Thank you to everyone for your concerns. We appreciate your love and prayers at this time.
Sid and Jerry

Sunday, February 21, 2010

WOW!! LOVED & on TV to BOOT! ;D

I get back from being gone barely over a week and our Sid is famous too!! He HAS to know how loved he is NOW! This is FANTASTIC!! What a GREAT way to show him & his family how much they mean to our community. I look forward to the miracles ahead. You and your family will remain in our prayers.  ~Holly


Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Well today is our dads birthday! I wanted to let you all know how grateful our family is for all of your thoughts and prayers for our family...most of all for our mom and dad.
Today most of all I am so thankful for my daddy! I know that my brothers and sisters will agree with me that he has always been and always will be OUR hero. He is thoughtful, caring, honest, loving, kind and yes I will agree that he can also be a huge smart alic!!! But he wouldn't be Sid if he didn't have that wonderful quality about him. Dad I just want to tell you how much each one of us kids love you and what a great example you are to us. You are so strong.
As Carrie put it... you are a SURVIVOR!
...you have had one arm cut off.
...you have had not one but TWO failed kidneys.
...you have had one heartattack.
...you have had one stroke.
...you have had one kidney transplant.
The list can go on and on...and that is it-you are a fighter:)
We love you daddy! Hope you had a great birthday.

SWEET Portrait

HAD to run over and get a picture of Sid & Jerry for the blog!!!

This is formatted to an 8X10
I will be giving them a print of this. It will probably be when we return from our trip.
I set up an album...  http://PixPlus.zenfolio.com/stoker  I think I opened it up so you can add images of them as well. If you're unable to, e-mail me at hollyjjack@comcast.net and I'll try to troubleshoot it when I get back. You can also e-mail me images if you aren't able to add them. (I may have some time on my hands next Friday as the rest of them go to Disneyland. I just can't see paying the high entrance fee when all I can do is walk around and wait for them at each ride. My tailbone injury still acts up and with the long drives to SoCal & back... I don't want to push it. *sigh*)  When we get a few in there, I'll post the gallery as a slideshow in the blog. That will be FUN!!!  It would be GREAT to see them with their family, friends, working, & playing.  ;D   ~Holly

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yay! Sid & Jerry are now AUTHORS! ;D

They are now aware of the blog and a little about inviting as authors & posting. We'll go over more when I get back from our trip. 

(((HUGS)))  ~Holly

Set up & blog ideas

This is Holly... I've set this up so that the OUTSIDE WORLD can check up on how things are going with Sid and show our love and support while he is isolated from us. As of now, I don't have an e-mail for Jerry & Sid, but have invited Wade & Rhonda as authors/admisnistrators. We will be gone from the 12th to the 21st of Feb, so if I'm unavailable and haven't been able to do so yet...  Rhonda & Wade, please invite Sid & Jerry as authors/administrators as well. I'm going to try to get with them before we leave to get a current picture to post on the blog. As of now, it is open. If you want it private and only open to those you invite/allow, we can change those settings.  ;D   On the 22nd I can get with you all if you need to understand how to post updates and such. When you make a post telling what's going on, people can make comments on your post to keep in touch. This may help in the way that paople can keep updated and send encouragement, without feeling like they may call at a bad time and you also won't have to repeat everything so much to everybody. I hope you find this helpful. When I'm back, I'll be happy to help any way I can.  (((HUGS!)))    ~Holly