To the Wizards

Friday evening was great.  Maggie was in great spirits, in no pain and chattier than I’ve seen her in weeks.  It was fantastic to have my sweetie back.  Mom Mary brought us a steak and potatoes supper and my mom, Nickie, drove in to visit.  We had a great time.  It was almost like old times again.

The steroids that are helping Maggie feel better are also helping Maggie avoid sleeping.  Saturday morning she finally gave up at some ridiculous hour, like 4AM, and went upstairs to paint.  After the rest of the world got up we headed to Omletry for breakfast with the mom’s.  About half way through breakfast she crashed and that was pretty much it for the rest of the day until around 6PM.  Then she was up again, visiting with friends and chatting up a storm.  She told me at one point she felt great.  Awesome.  I went for a comfort-food supper while she and Florencia cooked up tilapia and pickled onions.  I’m sure they had a grand ol’ time.

Last night was ok sleep.  And today she’s been blowing and going like nothing could possibly be wrong.

We’ll be leaving soon to see The Wizards at MD Anderson.  The fun starts tomorrow at 8AM.  And yes, I’ll have my laptop fired up and writing updates as things happen.  We think the schedule is:

  • Monday – tests and doctor’s visits
  • Tuesday – More tests and check in to the hospital
  • Wednesday – early morning surgery for the catheter and mid-morning chemo
  • Thursday – check out and head back home

Many, many thank you’s to Lori for house sitting while we are away.  And taking care of the Niko.  Flo has selflessly volunteered to care for Kali.  Thank you so much.  Hopefully Kali won’t beat up your dog too much.

BTW, Kali was just an angel this morning.  Maybe the cold weather has caused her to settle down and be sweet but she just stole my heart, all snuggled up to Maggie, rolling over for belly rubs and taking treats like a sweet, well-mannered princess.  It was a wonderful sight to behold.  Flo, maybe you got the better end of the deal after all.

10 thoughts on “To the Wizards

  1. Good luck with the trial. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. If you need anything while you are in Houston, please don’t hesitate to call me.

  2. God Bless You both and good luck with the trials. I will be praying that Maggie finds comfort and healing. Much love to you.

  3. Three cheers for steroids!;o)
    It’s SO wonderful to hear that you were feeling so well this weekend, Maggie! Except for the sleeping part, that is. But hey, sleep when the sun’s up…that’s just fine! It’s 8:05 AM right now so you must be busy with testing and such.
    I think of you daily…more often if Chris skips blogging for more than 3 days (then I panic). (I totally understand you need breaks, C.)

    Huge Hugs of support, hope, and health to you both!

  4. Maggie and Chris,

    I just wanted to let you know you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I’m hoping this trial brings you much deserved relief. Keep your heads high and keep smiling!

  5. I hope the wizards do their magic and that you guys get to come back home soon and feeling better.

    Btw- so far Kali has been sweet and no trouble at all. (Here is hoping I didn’t Jinx it!)

  6. I was going through a list of volunteers for AYLAs 2007 Holiday Basket charity project today when who do I come across but one Maggie M. Weaver, even when you’re fighting off a life threatening illness you find time to help others. You are so inspiring.
    All of my prayers and positive thoughts are with the two of you. I hope you come back from Houston one step closer to recovery.

  7. I’ve never met Maggie but Chris I know; even if it’s been a long time.
    Being a friend of his grandmother, I have kept up with you two. My prayers
    are with you. If I can be of help to you while you are in Houston, don’t hesitate to call…713/819=9560. I love the pictures.

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