We are so very busy as the school year comes down to its final days....
This week, the first graders had (very original) First Grade Day!!! Many outdoor fun water games, relay races, watermelon bingo, & kitemaking stations to visit. Yesterday, they had a field trip to the local park & lunch brought in by McDonald's. Today, they kids made a parent appreciation breakfast. All too much fun...
Next week they have three half days & get out for the summer on Wed afternoon. Everyone is beyond ready!!
The girls have their dance recital in 2 weeks. Practices seem to be going well....That should be fun.
One of Lindsi's classmates, Kayla, has a cancerous brain tumor. She was diagnosed with it about this time last year. She has gone through 2 rounds of chemo, but there was no change to the tumor. The Drs told her parents that it was inoperable & that she had about 15 months to live. That was in March. One surgeon stepped forward & said that he had 1 (ONE!) patient with a similar tumor as Kayla's, that he did operate & the child has been cancer free for a few years. It's an extremely risky operation. Kayla's parents had her scheduled for surgery on June 15.
All of a sudden, they hastily moved up the surgery & she had it on Tue. She survived the surgery!! The DR thinks they got it all. She is the first child EVER recorded to have the type of tumor she had, in the location that she had. She has not woken up yet, but is responding to voices & commands (squeeze my hand type of directions). The Drs think it could take a few days up to a month for her to "wake" up, but are hopeful that she is on her way to making a full recovery. Our thoughts & prayers are with her & her family. Really makes you stop & think about all the blessings in our lives.
UPDATED.....Kayla coded twice yesterday. She's on a ventilator & no longer responding to sounds. The DR have downgraded their hopeful for a full recovery to guarded, but still hopeful. I'm sick about it.