Monday, November 23, 2009

Absence

I have to apologize for being MIA for a while. FH and I have a very dear friend who is fighting a nasty battle with cancer. We've been spending time trying to help him and his wife with whatever we can do.

I even cleaned the carpets in their house before a Stitcher's Guild event there. Luckily they are still clean in time for the holiday this week. We're still not sure if he will be home from the hospital to celebrate or not.

FH has started giving blood to replenish the local supply of their blood type.

I've been spending a lot of time with his wife. She's a very close friend and I hate seeing her go through this. It's been one heck of a year for them.

I'll be trying to check back in with several folks this week. I need to give Jill my address and get Marja's address for the Christmas swap.

Our plans for this week are dependent on him getting to go home for Thanksgiving. If he's still in the hospital we're going to get Chinese take-out and go sit up at the hospital with them. Otherwise we're joining them at their home for dinner.

Obviously, we're hoping the doctors release him so he can have a few days at home before his next treatment. Any spare prayers folks have laying around would be appreciated.

6 comments:

Sans said...

You, your FH , your friend, his wife, are in my prayers. Take care, Kat! You guys are such great friends.

Katie said...

Sorry to hear that your friends, and you are going through this! My neighbor's son has cancer, too...and just had most of his leg removed Friday. Here's to hoping both your friend and our neighbor will be home for Thanksgiving! Sending you and Fh a BIG hug!!

Katie

Caseymini said...

Kat, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends. We miss you!

Kim said...

I will be saying a prayer for your friends, and also for you and your hubby too for strength to keep being such great friends. We have had lots of cancer in my family and it is a horrible thing to go through- I am glad that you are there for both of them- what a blessing you must be to them. I truly hope that he will be able to come home for the holiday, but even if he can not, how wonderful that you will make it a good holiday either way. Take care Kat!!

Eva said...

My thoughts will be with your friend and his family.

Michelle said...

Love in action - the best possible reason to be MIA from your blog. Your friends are blessed to have you, and I will add my prayers.