Pray for Grant

November 2, 2009

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, November 2, 2009
Grant's daddy is doing this entry.

First I want to thank Kelley Hubenak Michalski and her family.  They participated in the Light the Night Walk in Plano last week and were able to raise over $700 for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Kelley and I went to school together from 1st through 12th grade.  I cant tell you how much it means to us that she would think of Grant.  We were going to be there in person but unfortunately I came down with a stomach bug.  Thank God Grant, the one with the damaged immune system, didnt catch my bug.  Thanks to everyone, including Barney and Marcena, who contributed.

On Friday, Claire participated in All Saints Day at St Martha's School, "Catholic School" as she calls it.  She went as St Clare, the patron saint of sore eyes.  Despite 12 years of Catholic education, I didnt know there was a patron saint of sore eyes.

We had a great Halloween.  Grant rotated his three costumes-Charlie Brown, Star Wars Stormtrooper and Spider Man-- and managed to have a great time trick or treating.  I take credit/blame for the Charlie Brown costume.  I figured we should try to have a sense of humor about it, so we took advantage of his bald head.  He looked exactly like Charlie Brown.  Claire dressed as a snow fairy and also had a great time. Melanie's Dad, sister, her husband Brett, and their son Luke(or as Claire and Grant call him "Luke Brasher") joined us. Luke wore a monkey costume; he looked very cute but wasnt too happy about it. 

Last night we took the kids to Ginger Man where we met Uncle Mike, Aunt Ashley and Lottie.  We ate our take-out BBQ dinner on the back patio and enjoyed the perfect weather. 

Today, Aunty Cindy is visiting from Nebraska. Claire and Grant are looking forward to spending time with her.

Grant goes back to clinic on Friday for more out-patient chemotherapy. We continue to pray that he remains fever free and is able to stay out of the hospital for a few more weeks.  Melanie is working every day with him on the physical therapy. Though his stomach, hip and back muscles are still very weak, we see noticeable improvements nearly daily. Our goal is that he can walk a little bit on his own at the Mothers Against Cancer luncheon in December.  Grant has a different goal. When I told him yesterday that he was getting a lot stronger, he said "I'm almost ready to play baseball with Craig"  



 

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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

November 2, 2009

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Monday, November 2, 2009
Grant's daddy is doing this entry.

First I want to thank Kelley Hubenak Michalski and her family.  They participated in the Light the Night Walk in Plano last week and were able to raise over $700 for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Kelley and I went to school together from 1st through 12th grade.  I cant tell you how much it means to us that she would think of Grant.  We were going to be there in person but unfortunately I came down with a stomach bug.  Thank God Grant, the one with the damaged immune system, didnt catch my bug.  Thanks to everyone, including Barney and Marcena, who contributed.

On Friday, Claire participated in All Saints Day at St Martha's School, "Catholic School" as she calls it.  She went as St Clare, the patron saint of sore eyes.  Despite 12 years of Catholic education, I didnt know there was a patron saint of sore eyes.

We had a great Halloween.  Grant rotated his three costumes-Charlie Brown, Star Wars Stormtrooper and Spider Man-- and managed to have a great time trick or treating.  I take credit/blame for the Charlie Brown costume.  I figured we should try to have a sense of humor about it, so we took advantage of his bald head.  He looked exactly like Charlie Brown.  Claire dressed as a snow fairy and also had a great time. Melanie's Dad, sister, her husband Brett, and their son Luke(or as Claire and Grant call him "Luke Brasher") joined us. Luke wore a monkey costume; he looked very cute but wasnt too happy about it. 

Last night we took the kids to Ginger Man where we met Uncle Mike, Aunt Ashley and Lottie.  We ate our take-out BBQ dinner on the back patio and enjoyed the perfect weather. 

Today, Aunty Cindy is visiting from Nebraska. Claire and Grant are looking forward to spending time with her.

Grant goes back to clinic on Friday for more out-patient chemotherapy. We continue to pray that he remains fever free and is able to stay out of the hospital for a few more weeks.  Melanie is working every day with him on the physical therapy. Though his stomach, hip and back muscles are still very weak, we see noticeable improvements nearly daily. Our goal is that he can walk a little bit on his own at the Mothers Against Cancer luncheon in December.  Grant has a different goal. When I told him yesterday that he was getting a lot stronger, he said "I'm almost ready to play baseball with Craig"