**First off: If you are the winning bidder of auction items, I apoligize for not contacting you yet. It’s been so busy. Tonight it will happen.
Tuesday was a LONG day of travel. Gannon got dropped off at my house early in the morning. He was transferred directly from Craig’s truck to my truck. I took off to Lacrosse and made the 90 mile drive with Gannon in toe.
He was so good…not one peep came from him except a coo at about the halfway point. Once we got there I popped up the stroller and went to my appointment. It was a quick in and out with me getting a shot in the butt cheek.
While there I snapped this picture of him and posted it to Facebook saying he was my support team. You know, this little guy really has been a strong member of my support team for the last eight months.
I can’t tell you how many tears he’s seen me cry while rocking him in the rocking chair. He doesn’t look at me funny or judge….he just smiles his big “I love you Grandma” smiles. I can’t tell you how good it is to have him in my life. He’s really been just what I needed.
From the shot we took a quick stroll to stop in and see Mary Jo a the library. You might remember she’s my blog reader from Lacrosse.
Next stop a diaper change and then we were back on the road again headed towards home. Of course we made a quick stop at the thrift store but then home we went.
I took him out of his seat and changed a diaper again. Gannon stretched and stretched. The poor guy had been in a car seat the most of 5 hours. Not on single fuss came from him. He’s really the best baby.
I put him on the floor so he could roll and try to crawl. He loves the floor. He definitely earned himself some floor time.
I ran around and tried to get a few things done…packing something to eat as we had another leg of the journey to complete.
Kalissa showed up. I had everything loaded and off we went. This time we were headed south to Iowa City a 115 minute drive for a follow up on Gannon. Last week on Friday they did a scope procedure on his colon. Since that happened, Gannon has been a changed guy. Remember his terribly big tummy?? Well look at him now….
No big tummy. His tummy has been so much better. Kalissa has had to do rectal dilation for him and he’s been put on milk of magnesia. Things have gotten noticeably better and we’re optimistic. The doctor is too.
They want Kalissa to keep up with the milk of magnesia and dilation if needed. We’re supposed to give it three months and then check in.
We are cautiously optimistic. We feel we’re going in the right direction and we’re comfortable that help is there if it’s needed down the road.
After the appointment we packed him back up and were headed towards home…well really headed to Grandma DeeDee’s (that’s Craig’s grandma) who was taking care of Carver for the day.
Kalissa got Jimmy John’s along they way and had to smell it…(remember no going out to eat for me!!)
I had left that morning at 6:30am and got home at 8:30pm. Gannon and I logged 410 miles together in the car today….well actually more. Kalissa was driving at one point and missed a turn. (we had to go her way which was supposed to be faster than my way, but she missed the turn so we ended up going east rather than south…Let’s just say, I was right) What a long day.
As you’re reading this, I’m likely either going or coming home from yet another trip to Lacrosse…this time for my test dose of Radioactive Iodine. I got a little news today that my tumor marker was up even higher. In a month it jumped 9 points. It was at 17..now it’s at 26 and a returned cancer number is 2. I remember sometime back that my doctor said she would treat me if it got over 10. At that time, I was at 2.7 and we didn’t know we wouldn’t be able to find it. I so hope we find it on Friday. This hunting and searching gets expensive and old…but I understand they don’t want to treat anything if surgery first might be the best option. I keep telling myself, you’ll know more on Friday.
Even though Tuesday was a long day, I’m so glad I could go with Kalissa…so glad. Gannon has been such a support to me, I want to be a support for him too. (and his momma) Together we’re all fighting to be #kramerstrong!