Sunday, March 15, 2009

Back and forth

I've been sitting by Kevin's side since Wednesday night.  May I emphasis sitting.  I rode his exercise bike yesterday for 30min., but mostly I sit.  I can feel the my triglycerides growing.  I say that because that is our next section in Chemistry; all about fat.  I sometimes think it would be better if I didn't have to study while with Kevin.  The good side is that we have other things to talk about than his disease and the outcome of the bone marrow transplant.  He teaches me about Organic and Biological Chemistry and I teach him about Nutrition.  My nutrition exam is tomorrow.  
Yesterday I took a break from studying and we watched, "In America".  The girls in that film are great little actors.  Kevin has a stack of movies to watch thanks to a few friends and our collection from home.  He has felt great with the exception of the 1 1/2 hr. during the transplant.  Today he seems much more fatigued, wiped out.  It is 10:30 am and he is sleeping which is not normal for him.  Those stem cells are taking everything out of him to start growing, much like a baby wipes out the energy from pregnant women in the first trimester.  I hate having to leave him today, but I'll be back Wednesday night.  It's good to go home to be with my girls though.  Another silver lining.  I've also made sure that when I am not here, he is visited by someone.  A friend from our ward, Neil Hinson will come up tomorrow to be with him for a few days. I am grateful.
I have been staying at the home of Palma and Bill.  They are Janna Hargadon's parents and live pretty close.  Janna is also from my home ward.  It has a dream to be there compared to a hotel room.  They are good company and the bed has been so comfortable.  I am continually grateful to the kindness of so many people who keep reaching out to help us.  We will be forever indebted to many of you. 


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