Zion sign


Here’s LRN4 by the entrance to Zion National Park. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken at Zion National Park (duh!) last week, previously published on Facebook, and part of my famous Vacation series.

Wonders of WordPress today. Fewer updates than usual lately. Sorry about that, Loyal Readers. Life is moving at a breakneck pace. Not that that’s a particularly good thing right now.

LRN4 continues to maintain, but not prosper. As I write this, we’re sitting in the doctor’s clinic getting her fourth of ten chemo treatments. The good news is that she’s still tolerating the chemo well. The bad news is that it doesn’t seem to be working. Her white cell count is up again from Monday’s number, which was way up from the previous Monday’s. That’s not good news. We know this particular chemo drug is slow-acting, but we’re not sure whether it’s capable of acting quickly enough. The first time she took it, it immediately brought the bad cells down to zero, which it doesn’t seem to be doing this time. Options remain, but this is discouraging news.

LRN4 stopped taking Nexavar a couple of days ago. She reports that it was very literally sapping her will to live. We have no idea whether that will impede her eventual recovery, but we do know she feels much better already. The doctor is encouraging her to take it when she feels well enough to take it and to take as much as she feels she can.

So we’re still not prevailing in our struggle. We have moments that feel normal, which we treasure. We have moments of incredible sadness as we contemplate the possibility of LRN4 not making it. And we have moments of worry as we try to figure out what to do.

Work is going slowly again, as my Loyal Readers might imagine.  I’ve been working for a couple days on an update to the Common Core Classroom app.  I submitted an update a few days ago to fix the broken Classroom report and I’m now working on adding the ability to delete notes. After struggling for a couple days to do it the wrong way, I had a little consultation with LRN1, who suggested what we like to call “the right way.” Took about five minutes to get it working after that. Sheesh. Thank heaven for supergenius children.

Anyway. I expect to release the latest update within a day or two and then get back to full-time on the medical app. Or as close to full-time as I get these days.

I’m not keeping the house clean enough. I really need to spend at least half an hour or so a day on that. My current average is pretty much zero. LRN4 has started working on getting a cleaning service to come. If we can afford it, I’m good with that. We’ll know soon.

And that’s about it for today.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: yobbish drunken seagull!

See you tomorrow.

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