Friday, June 20, 2008

Insurance GRRR.....

Well, it appears that Cody does have a fungal infection in his lung. The Doctor prescribed oral Diflucan, but the insurance company said no. So, they have to go in and get IV medication. I cannot understand why insurance companies can say yes or not to the treatment a patient gets and I shudder to think about what would happen if the government got any more into the act.

We all hear about the cost of care, but it should be balanced with consideration that quite often it is more than dollars and cents, it is often life or death.

I'll climb down off my soapbox and an ask you to pray for Mickey and Cody and family.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Friend in Need

My buddy Mickey and his family are in need of your prayers right now. A CT scan has showed spots in Cody's lung. I t may be a fungal infection, but his liver function is weak right now and medication to fight off the infection would be rough on him. We don't even want to consider the alternatives to a fungal infection.

Y'all go to Mickey's Blog (Day's in the Life) and let him know that you are praying for him, Cody, and the family.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesday 6-17-08

I'm sitting here at work waiting for another engineer so that we can complete a drawing set for a new project. Running is going very well. I getting over a cough and some foot pain that I took as a warning that I was increasing my training volume too quickly. That is just day in day out regular kinda stuff.

For things that really matter. The child that I mentioned in my last post has earned her angel wings. Please go over to Mickey's Blog (Days in the Life). Leave a kind word for him and find the link to Marissa's Caringbridge site and leave a note for her parents. I cannot imagine what they are going through.

On to brighter news. My daughter has been invited to the Presidential Inauguration through the Student Ambassador Group that she belongs to. The honored guest is TBD, but my daughter needs to raise the cost of the trip. I have a link to her blog on the right (Violin Nut), and she has a few links to fundraisers as well as a log of what she has been doing.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday for friends

It has been way to long since I updated this blog. I almost ashamed to say that life has been moving along pretty smoothly lately. School is out, Work is the normal work stuff with the everyday stress. My running has been going better than ever, There is a South/North Challenge going on at Runner'S World Online, and I have added some short lunchtime runs to help contribute a few miles for the cause. I have some minor soreness, but overall I feel stronger than I have in some time.

My friend in Pennsylvania seems to be doing better and was even able to return to running this week.

Here is where the shame for the easy week comes in. My friend Deck Ape (Mickey) posted a link for another kid that is about to lose to the same cancer that his son has. The link is on his blog post from yesterday. You can get to it from my link bar to the right. Please go and leave a message for the family. Mickey has said that it helps.

And, another running friend has posted about the trouble his daughter is having with this round of Chemotherapy. You can check on Megan right here. Again, If you want to leave a message for BG and Megan, feel free.

At the same time I have healthy, mostly-happy kids and a Dad that is tolerating his Chemotherapy very well. I thank God for his blessings and pray for his comfort for my friends.