Karen’s Visit

This best friend of mine is amazing. She is spending her entire winter vacation (she’s a reading specialist in the school system) at our house helping and supporting us. For the past week she’s been our personal shopper, cook, dishwasher, and vomit containment and clean-up expert. On top of that she won Lucas over with an enviable amount of energy and playfulness so that he was more than happy to spend time with her while I took care of Sophie at home and then later at the UVA hospital (she was admitted for a high fever and then stayed for 3 blood transfusions, serious electrolyte imbalances and an antibiotics regimen). Her presence has made our lives so much better to the point where we’ve realized we need to hire a “Karen” locally for the end of every chemo cycle! Thanks for everything, Karen. Here’s hoping that our next visit has more play and less puke. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Karen’s Visit

  1. Thanks Karen for being such a trooper and good friend in the absence of extended family nearby. You are all amazing people especially Sophie and Lucas looks more like his dad every day

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  2. Sorry to hear Sophie was hospitalized again. Hope you’re all doing better now. What an amazing friend! I don’t know what we would do without Dan’s mother coming to help after hospital stays. I’m glad you have someone taking care of all of you!

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