Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In search of warm weather and sunshine...

Those who could enjoyed a nice get away to Moab this past weekend. It was a somewhat last minute decision, so only Kim, Becki, Brooke, Ryan, Jess and the boys were able to make it. Becki is actually feeling quite well (considering) so it was nice for her to be able to enjoy family time and a little southern Utah sunshine. She wasn't able to hike or bike or anything, but had a great time at the park, playing games, watching movies, eating lots of food, and playing with her grandkids. Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

Becki and Tyler enjoying the sunshine

Nathan and Jess playing around at the park

Kim and Tyler- trying to take a walk with everyone. Tyler has to stop and look at EVERYTHING!

Ryan, Nathan, and Brooke at the musical park rocking out

Throughout this whole treatment, Becki has made it a point to keep Nathan in the loop so things won't be weird or scary to him. Here she is explaining her ports, why she has them, and what the doctors do with them.

Kim, Tyler, Nathan and Becki- They really love their grandkids!

We all had a great time and already can't wait till we get to go again with the whole family. Becki has gained her ten pounds, Wahoo!, and is now waiting for her doctor's approval to begin the next transplant. Dr Zangari is a little concerned about her low blood pressure and has been performing multiple tests to see if they can find the root of the problem. He had her see a cardiologist, who said Becki's heart looks fine except that the chemo has weakened it a little. After hearing that, Becki has been determined, even if she doesn't have the energy, to take little walks and do things to strengthen her heart. Hopefully, they will find out what needs to be done, fix it, and get her going on this next treatment soon so we can focus on the blue skies ahead and getting our Mom back.


The Salmons said...

So happy you were able to enjoy the sunshine, the change of scenery and most important, your family. We are anxiously waiting and praying for you as you await the next step in your journey to recovery. Love you!

Robyne Tueller said...

What a nice trip for you and some of the family. The weather even seemed nice down south! We loved seeing your beautiful smile again!!
Congratulations on the ten pounds! We know that has been an upward climg for you.
Thank you for keeping us up to date.
We continue to cheer you on, Becki.
We admire your courage and faith! Our prayers are with you always.
Love, Spencer and Robyne

The Dransfield Family said...

Hi Becki, it's so good to see you enjoying life, health and family again. Your in our thoughts and prayers, Hope all goes well. Love ya