We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...

We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another Great Day!

      Kim had another great day today!  She started off with another good breakfast, her 2nd shower (still in her chair) and then, I asked her if she'd like her hair colored today...she was surprised and asked if I had picked up a box of the hair color that she likes...just then, Janene arrived with all of her magical supplies from Unique Identity, her hair salon.  Janene spent two hours coloring and trimming Kim's hair.  She was so happy and looks so radiant. What a huge morale boost!!  Kim was so happy that Janene would do a special house call for her, despite her busy schedule at her shop, not to mention how busy she is with her 3 boys!  Oh, while Janene worked on Kim's hair...Bella snuck off and got ahold of Kim's percocet!!  She completely demolished the bottle and left the percocet scattered all over the floor.  I quickly tucked her away in another room, counted the remaining pills - but found she had completely removed the label, so I was unsure how many should be in the bottle.  I called CVS, who told me the count and we were relieved to find that Bella had not eaten any!!  What a scare, as that stuff would destroy her liver, pretty quickly and painfully.  Never a dull moment.
     Although Kim's ankles and upper legs are still swollen, she is finding it easier to move and she is still off oxygen.  We spent some time making marinara sauce - Kim sat at the table chopping carrots, celery, garlic, etc, while I cooked.  Andrea's two girls, Breanna and Lexy were coming over this evening and she wanted to serve them pasta and make your own sundaes.  So, we ran to Fry's together and bought the ice cream, etc. then, to Target, as Kim picked out 3 matching fedoras to surprise the girls and then she rested when we got home to be ready for the evening.
    Meanwhile...the bambini's had a busy day.  Cody had his benchmark testing in Algebra, his toughest subject.  His teacher, Mrs. Lopez, gave him some extra time yesterday so he could feel prepared.  After school, Desert Sky's basketball team played Rincon Vista, who's team our neighbor Amy's son, Alex plays for.  Cody wanted to stay and watch him play.  Desert Sky won and Amy gave Cody a ride home.
    Autumn and Antonio, once again, were helped by their teachers, Mrs. Rudzena and Mrs. Schrantz.  They got a lot of homework done and were dropped off by Mrs. Rudzena's mom, Patti.  They love their time with their teachers.
    Andrea dropped the girls off around 4 and we began preparing pasta - everyone ate well and the kids had a lot of fun together and the kids did not want the night to end...
    Kim's pretty tired now, but she felt her best to date today and we had a lot of fun - we'll appreciate these up moments together!!  And, we are thankful to the good Lord for this wonderful day.  It was another nice one in Tucson, getting up to about 80 degrees.  Next Dr. appointment is coming up this Friday at 9:30 to check Kim's blood values to see if she is healthy enough for her next round of chemo on Monday.  We'll take it easy tomorrow, maybe watch a movie or two and have her well rested for her appointment on Friday.  She is a tremendous girl!

"And behold, I am with you always"


  1. Something about getting our hair done just makes us feel better. That was so nice of Janene. "there exists a friend sticking closer than a brother" (Pro 18:24)
    "Every good gift and every perfect present is from above, for it comes down from the Father of the celestial lights..." (Ja 1:17) Praying for more great days!

  2. Kim, I didn't know you colored your hair!!!! I'm glad that you had a great day and pray they get even better. I wish I could give you a great big hug. We're all praying for you. With lots of love, Terri,Todd and Matt

  3. There is just something about a wonderful shower, putting on makeup and doing your hair that just makes a girl feel great! :) How awesome that Kim got to have hers done at HOME! LOL! Love it!!!

    So happy that Kim is having some really great days - and that her strength comes back so solid she is prepared to fight her next battle! She is backed by so many, it will be an easy win!

  4. Praise the Lord!!!

    For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.
    Psalm 100:5

  5. I'm so happy to hear about these great days..God is good!! Getting a nice fresh shower and having your hair colored and cut is just what a girl needs to feel perked up...although I'm not so sure Kim would want the beans spilled to all of us that she gets her hair colored..that's usually a well kept secret between a woman and her stylist...lol..just kidding :) I'm smiling right now just knowing you guys are all having such positive, fun times together. I love you all so much :) Love, Niki