Saturday, April 19, 2014

Week Three

Whitney is finishing her 3rd week of treatment for leukemia. She has shown a steady gradual improvement over the bottoming out that she experienced last week. She managed to stay vomit free yesterday and for most of the day today. The only episode today was a short bout that didn't produce much volume. Given her current rate of improvement, she might just be able to make it out of here next weekend and make it to the KSFFA dinner. She just might also be able to make an appearance at the Team Whitney Weekend event at Nelson's Landing too.

The neurological issue is still present and we are searching for a solution, but what we are being told is the condition should gradually return back to normal once she is able to get away from so many medications. We are hopeful that this will hold true as a solution is not readily available to us as of now.

On the financial front, I submitted the paperwork to the state to get her determined as a permanently disabled dependent which will allow her to stay on my health insurance indefinitely. I received word back that it was approved and she will stay on my policy past her birthday, good news indeed and a huge weight lifted from our shoulders.

This was the first week in which I was gone the whole work week. I was rough not being together as a family, but Riley County has been more than generous and I need to be responsible and fulfill my obligations to the County as much as possible.

Overall, it has been a great week given the situation we are in. I am currently working on a few more stories, so stay tuned for future entries.

I would like to thank Sister Sarah for the help this week and a shout out goes to all of the people who took the time to visit Whitney this week and brighten her day a little. Be sure to follow the Team Whitney facebook page for more frequent updates.

Here are a few pictures from this week:










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