Saturday, October 27, 2012

Update from Gail to my phone:

'Hi there, Lisa has not been able to keep much food down, it likes to come back up. She only seems to be awake for 2 or 3 min and falls back asleep.  The doctor has cut back on the pain meds because she seems not to be in pain. Her headaches are controllable. Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers. Blessing to you all"

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I just wanted to give you another update, even though not alot has changed. Lisa is very slowly slipping away. She is eating less and less and is getting very thin. As her body starts to shut down she is getting more and more comfortable and at peace. She is taking less medications and didn't even want the ice packs on her head that she has needed for many months.

She still will respond when asked questions and will talk for a little while here and there, but mostly she sleeps. She does go into "her own little world" sometimes, and yesterday she was concerned about getting to school on time and was very excited that she was going to get to see some of her favorite teachers again".
 Lisa has kept such a sweet positive attitude through out this whole journey, she has gone through more than anyone I personally know. Someday soon she will meet Jesus and wear more that just a Homecoming crown!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"I just don't understand" what one of Lisa's Dr's said the other day about how Lisa just keeps hanging on. By most medical standards Lisa's day would have ran out by now...but for what ever reason God has chosen to give Lisa the gift of life a little longer than most in her situation.

She is very quiet most of the time, not being able to move much at all now. Sometimes she sees things... we all the the pleasure of riding in her new red mini cooper while she took us to McDonald's for iced tea! Connor found a picture of one and put it on her phone so that we could all see her "new cute car".

Other times she can talk with you a little, but her voice is quiet and she will drift in and out of sleep. She isn't eating much anymore and drinking very little. She still know everyone and has the same sweet nature that she has had all along.

We know it can't be too long now, the waiting is hard. It is hard for Gail and Gordon to leave to work, because they don't want to miss "Lisa's time".

On a lighter note:
Lisa received a very special gift the other day... Mariesa Stombaugh was able to see Tobey Mac, Lisa's favorite singer,  and get him to signed the picture of Lisa getting crowned Homecoming Queen. It came in the mail and just touch the Harder's hearts! Lisa has met him a couple of times and he totally remembered her and was so proud that she was chosen as Queen!

Thank you for all your prayers....

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I don't know if you were able to see either of the TV broadcast on Lisa and the other kids with cancer in West Salem....but thank you channel 8 for airing them. The first one was about Lisa and Tyler on Homecoming court and the 2nd one was about the 5 or 6 kids with this awful cancer. Lisa has said all along that she wants to get her story out and she was so happy to see it put on TV.
Lisa is getting weaker and hasn't walked for over a month. She continues to have seizures and when she does it can take her some time to really come out of them.  She says she is ready to go to Heaven, but the timing is not in our hands. She is at peace though. Thanks for your prayers.

Monday, October 1, 2012

More NEWS!

I heard from Gail that on the front page of the Statesman Journal there is an article about all the kids in West Salem that have cancer. I have not had a chance to see it, but I bet it is good.

Also tonight on channel 8, they will show another interview thatPat Doris did with Lisa, Gordy, Gail and Randy's mom. It iwll be on tonight at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00.

I am guessing that you will be able to find these on the internet too if you are not able to see these scorces.