Oct 30, 2009

Team Carol

I had a whole great Friday post planned out for today, involving Halloween pictures, an adorable picture of Bella in a costume, funny things the mister has said to me this week, and a reminder (for all the U.S. residents) about turning your clocks back. However. Yesterday didn't exactly go as planned.

Long story short - a good friend of the family (Carol) was diagnosed with stage 5 breast cancer around Easter. Since then it's only continued to spread. They've found cancer in her ribs, brain, stomach, breasts, head, legs, even her bones. The doctors performed a procedure yesterday to put rods in her legs, and while that actually went well, they said there was a good chance she wouldn't make it off the table alive. She had lung complications, and when my mom (who was at the hospital with the family yesterday) called to update my dad, she said the doctors were going to try to keep her alive in the ICU so her family could say goodbye.

As of late last night she was still hanging on, but we've been told even if she does pull through it's just a matter of time. I feel like I'm sitting on the edge of my seat constantly waiting for a phone call. And then every time the phone rings my stomach drops and my heart rate speeds up.

She's a former White House chef - she would come to Girl Scout encampments and teach us how to decorate cakes. She's funny and sweet, and a little bit of a smart ass. She has three daughters, the youngest of which is in ninth grade. She's awesome.

At this point I'm just praying for peace for her. She's been in a lot of pain lately and I just don't want her to suffer anymore - whatever that means.

So if you would keep her in your prayers dear readers, I would really appreciate it. Have a great safe weekend, and enjoy the extra hour of sleep. Sending you all virtual hugs. xoxoxo


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh that is just awful. I am so sorry. My dad's cousin's wife lost her fight w/ breast cancer last year and it was so tough. She fought so hard, but like your family friend, it spread too many places. She also had a daughter that was in high school and my heart just aches for her (and the other kids who were also in their teens/early 20s) - so tough to grow up without a mom.

I will definitely keep her in my prayers. So sad. :(

Tracie Nall said...

I will be praying for peace for her and her family and friends.

Amber said...

Aww I'm so sorry to hear that, Becky. These kinds of things are never easy. I am definitely thinking about you and your friend!

Angela said...

Keeping her, her family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly said...

Aww, I'm sorry to hear that. Keeping Carol and her friends and family in my thoughts and prayers.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I will keep her, her family and you in my thoughts..

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I'll keep everyone in my thoughts.

Kyla Roma said...

Just found your blog through wearing mascara, and oh my goodness, this is so scary! Your friend is in my prayers. I can't imagine how you guys are doing over there <3

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