Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Friday, September 17, 2010

No way to spend your 55th birthday

Well, folks, instead of bringing you hoped-for happy news I have to tell you that Judy had to check herself in to Covenant once again tonight. On the eve of her 55th birthday, Dr. Phillips decided that her continuing abdominal cramps and vomiting indicate another partial obstruction of the bowel, and that means back to the hospital. I had left yesterday for Syracuse, and Judy was supposed to be in Palo Duro tomorrow for the TMBRA race—alas, Amarillo got hit big time by remnants of whatver the last hurricane was called, and the race was canceled. And now she's at Covenant, back on the 5th floor. Damn!

I just got off the phone with Alan, who will look in on her tonight in his capacity as attending ID physician. If it weren't for having him (and Martha) as close friends as well as professional sounding boards, I don't know how my head would be able to handle all this.

Once I know more about the expected treatment, etc. I'll post more info. In the meantime, Happy Birthday to my dear Judy tomorrow!



Cindi said...

Dear Judy,

I'm working cross races all weekend so I'm going to wish you a Happy Birthday now-although I certainly wish your birthday surroundings were not related to the 5th floor!!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

Cindi :)

Celia said...

Dear Judy - so sorry to read that you are back in hospital. Nevertheless this message comes with much love on your special day and wishes for a very quick return home. Celia and family x

LoWayne said...

Wayne said that your birthday is a new birth to a new year. We wish a better,healthy,exciting,nausea and pain free year for you. It's crummy that you have to start the year in the hospital...but it's all up from here. we love you!!!Happy Birthday, Judy! LoWayne