Shaving a Leg

1 Mar

Today was a hard day. Or it was for me at least. Fatigue is setting in, the cytology report showed cancer cells in the fluid drained from the pericardial region and atypical cells in the fluid surrounding the lungs, so they performed another procedure called pleurodesis (just look it up) to hopefully prevent another pleural effusion from occurring.

And today was Crosby’s 3 month birthday, and I just wanted to be at home with my little family doing our normal little family thing instead of here at the hospital dealing with all of this crap trying desperately to understand what everything meant.

crosby's 3!!

So this afternoon I went home, loved on my girl, shaved a leg, put on some perfume, pulled on my knee boots, tucked a bottle of wine in my purse, swung by Taqueria Pablano, marched back up here and decided to have a fun double date in the ICU with my hubs and dear friends. After all, we do have free babysitters so may as well take advantage of that and tomorrow IS a new day.

double date night in the icu (photo courtesy of ginny j.)

double date night in the icu (photo courtesy of ginny j.)

– Sheila

(Reposted from Sheila’s Facebook page, where she wrote this nine hours ago)


10 Responses to “Shaving a Leg”

  1. Caitlin March 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM #

    Hi Sheila!
    I think about you guys often, and am sad to hear that you’re back at VHC! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
    (M/B nurse, 3W)

  2. Jeanne Doherty March 1, 2013 at 1:55 PM #

    Dear Chip and Sheila: Just wondering what the other leg looked like. I am so amazed by your spirit. We are thinking of you and praying for you always. Hope you enjoyed your night. Take advantage of those free babysitters. That is what grandparents are for. Take care of yourselves. God bless you all!! Love, Jeanne xo

  3. Kate Eastman March 1, 2013 at 5:40 PM #

    We are praying constantly for you all. Enjoy your night, grab these moments and squeese ALL the fun out!!!

  4. William Jones March 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM #

    Team Kennett & babysitters: Thanks for the update, and y,all are in our prayers. Plenty of snow up here for everyone. Sorry B, I ripped your sign on 3 corners. Keep the positive attitudes and God Bless!

  5. Mary Sue March 2, 2013 at 5:33 PM #

    Thinking about you both…. You give new meaning to double date night, and I’m sure the ICU has never seen anything like this before. What a great way to escape for a bit. Take care and God Bless!

  6. Mary Wason March 2, 2013 at 9:09 PM #

    We love your blog. Thanks for keeping us up to date. Love to all.

  7. penny kittle (@pennykittle) March 3, 2013 at 7:15 AM #

    Sheila and Chip and Joe and Crosby and all the family members,

    Pat and I have read the blog faithfully and continue to pray for all of you. Thank you for keeping us updated with this honest, painful, but exuberant writing, Sheila. It is such a gift to those of us far away but bound so closely to this little family in our hearts.

    Please continue to take good care of each other.

  8. Caroline March 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM #

    Rooting for you all the way Chip!

  9. Wendy March 4, 2013 at 8:26 AM #

    Sheila, Chip, and the gang,
    I know Chip’s parents and the Kennett clan. Lived in MWV for 15 years. Found out about Chip’s cancer on a recent trip back to MWV. Just want to let you know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep the faith. Laugh. Make memories. Take lots of fun photos like you have been doing. Love your babes. Sheila, your writing is poignant, honest, heartfelt, and beautiful.

  10. Jean (Day) Villnave March 6, 2013 at 2:06 PM #

    Just wanted to let you know that everyone here in the MWV are praying for and sending positive vibes to the entire Kennett family. Your strength through this is amazing!!!!!!

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