Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lisa is hanging in there with faith and determination. This morning they had a little set back. When they removed the tubes that they had inserted in her lung after surgery some air got into her lung. We think" lungs are supposed to have air in them", but not like this. By the afternoon things had improved and now Lisa is preparing to start Chemo tomorrow. They hope to come home on Monday for a few days before heading back up next Wed. for the final dose of Chemo. That is so exciting.

Lets all cheer Lisa on as she enters the last legs of her treatment. Lets pray that these surgeries and the chemo has rid her body of all cancer. And let support Lisa as she strengthens and ventures on to high school. Go Lisa!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Greetings , Lisa is doing great. She was able to walk and sit in a chair for 20 minutes and FINALLY had some GOOD sleep ! sleeping is something that does not happen up her at Doernbecher but Lisa was able to sleep 4hrs with no interuptions . Praise the Lord for this ! Lisa is healing better than expected the Doc's said yesterday that she is one tough cookie !But cautioned her that she needs to take her pain meds and that she does not have to be in any pain if she would just take them and she came back with "no pain nogain"

The Doc's said this morning that they will be taking out her chest tube on Monday morning . ouch !

Thank you for all of your encouraging notes Lisa just enjoys reading the blogs and is so touched by everyones prayers of support . Lisa told the nurses that we have alot of people praying for me and with God's help I am getting better .

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lisa got out of surgery around 5:30 yesterday. Everything went well. Today she has been feeling pretty good and they are going to try to get her up this evening. Mostly she is just glad to have all that behind her and hopefully NO MORE SURGERIES!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Surgery today

Lisa just entered the surgery room at 11:30. I saw her last night and she seemed ready to get this behind her. She looked good and was able to hang out with Connor for awhile. She said that she went to school on Mon. but didn't go the last two days to make sure that she stayed healthy and strong for the surgery. It wears her out to spend the day at school.

As I hear more about the progress I will post it.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Well the doctors have promised that Lisa's surgery will be this Thur. so 1 week set back is not too bad, they were worried it might be longer. Prayers are still being said for you Lisa!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Things don't always go as planned

Lisa's surgery ended up being canceled today. Not because of problems with Lisa's health, but the health of a little boy that was in surgery ahead of them. There were some complications in that surgery and they needed extra time. I think everybody understands because they want the same attention paid to their child while they are in surgery. But, none the less, it was still hard to get all ready and then be sent home around 3:30. They do not know exactly what the plan is yet, they will talk with the Dr. tomorrow to see when they can resched. the surgery.
Having the surgery canceled may have been God's plan because Lisa's blood counts were low and it was a risk to do the surgery today. Lisa says she knows she is in God's hands and they believe that now too. It was a little hard, though, to be set back on the sched. because that just prolongs everything. So they are headed home for now.



Lisa's surgery will start at noon. Her counts were good yesterday, but they also want to check them again this morn. Today many prayers will be said for you Lisa.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Please remember Lisa in your prayers tomorrow (Thur) as she will be having surgery to remove the 4 spots in her other lung. They do not know the exact time she will go in tomorrow but we will keep you posted. We will keep you in our prayers Lisa.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Heaven is clapping!

It was a very touching moment when Lisa got baptized today at Salem Alliance Church. Not sure there was a dry out in the sanctuary. They showed slides of Lisa, and Michelle talked about Lisa and her physical and spiritual journey. When she stepped out the of water the clapping started and it went on for a long time. So many people have heard of what Lisa has gone through and have been touched by her spirit that they were also so happy to be part of this with Lisa. I think heaven was clapping too!
On a personal note it was an extra special day to hear our pastor John Stumbo share with us some of his thoughts. To see 2 people (John and Lisa) who have gone through so much over the last year have such positive attitudes was such a blessing.
Lisa will be having surgery on her other lung on Thur. We are all praying that the Doctors will be able to get all the cancer out of her lung and that she will tolerate the surgery well and start healing quickly.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Getting baptized!

Yesterday Lisa had 5 doctors in her room doing everything they could for her so that she would be able to leave for a little while to come back to Salem to get baptized tomorrow.

Her fever went away but she was in alot of pain. She also has about 6 sores in her mouth and has been having bloody noses. They told her that she could leave to go to the church, but then she will have to go right back after it is over. So that is good that she will make it!

We are excited to share this with you Lisa!


Friday, September 11, 2009

I don't have much info... but Gail text last night and they were headed back up to the hospital because Lisa started running a high fever and they are requesting prayer. Hopefully they can get her fever under control. Poor girl, hang in there Lisa, you are always in our prayers.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

First day of High School

Lisa actually got to go to the first day of high school at West. She was so excited and had a good day, Gail said she was a wreck though! Lisa really wants to finish the week at school but it will depend on how her blood count tests come in today.

She other exciting news! Lisa will be getting baptized this Sunday at Salem Alliance Church at the 11:00 service. If any of you are able to come they would love to have you join them in this celebration!

So excited for you on both of these things, Lisa!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

She made it!

Today Lisa was supposed to start a session of chemo, but they were just not sure if she was going to be able to pass all the levels she needed to pass before she could start. She has still been having bloody noses, although not near as many or as bad as earlier. Her hand is still shaking and she has a little more energy than before, but still feels weak. They headed up to Doernbecher and after the results came in they were told that she passed by ONE point, and will be able to start chemo around 4:30 this afternoon. It will be good to have one more behind her. We are thinking and praying for you Lisa. We hope you are able to come home soon.