Friday, September 3, 2010

20 nights and counting

The pathology report on Ty's tumor has finally been completed.  After careful consideration, the cancer has been recategorized, it is no longer believed to be Chordoma.  Rather, it is a ....drumroll.... non-rhabdo epithelioid sarcoma.  Still a very rare cancer for someone his age, and not one that can be easily treated -- but it IS treatable.  Therapy will likely include a course of chemotherapy treatments, followed by radiation.  We still have a lot of research to do and discussions to have, so more to come on that.

Tonight will be the 20th night Ty has spent in the hospital. We can't believe it has been that long! That also means that there have been 20 nights without Gavin, which is so hard. We will get to spend time with baby GaGa this weekend and we can't wait.

Tonight is also Lou and Cindy's 5 year anniversary!!  Labor Day Weekend has always been one where we like to go away together and get away from the kids, but this anniversary there is nowhere we would rather be than right here next to our beautiful Ty :) 

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Lou and Cindy:
    Happy Anniversary! Wow 5 years!

    We send you all our love!

    Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
    John Lennon

    For this anniversary these are the meaning:
    5th Wedding Anniversary
    Traditional gift - Wood
    Modern gift -Silverware
    We hope you have a great day with the kids and with each other.

    5th Anniversary Traditional Gift :
    Wood. The strength of your marriage bond is represented by the traditional gift of wood for your 5th anniversary. Wood is strong and long-lasting.
    5th Anniversary Contemporary/Modern Gift:
    Silverware. The modern gift of silverware is a reminder of the connection the two of you formed as you shared meals with each other and your children.
    5th Anniversary Gemstone:
    Sapphire, or pink tourmaline.

    5th Anniversary Color:
    Several colors are associated with the 5th anniversary: blue, pink, or tourquoise.

    5th Anniversary Flower:
    Daisy. In the language of flowers, daisies represent innocence, loyal love, I'll never tell, and purity.

    5th Anniversary Wine:
    A Port wine.

    Ways to Celebrate Your 5th Anniversary:
    Plant a tree together. You can plant one in your yard, or at a park, school, or church.
    An oak tree represent solidity.
    A pine tree represents the evergreen character of your love for one another.
    A flaming red maple represents the flaming passion you have for each other.
    A flowering crab tree represents love eternal.
    Toast one another with hope that your love continues to grow and prosper like the trees around you.