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Baby Jacob


Congratulations to Steve & Hailey (my niece) - Abigail is now a proud big sister to Baby Jacob who was born just moments ago!!!

I'll post pictures as soon as I get them!

Time for an update

Things have been pretty busy around here still.

Mother: She is improving every day, but has a long road to recovery, but the point is everything she is facing now is recoverable b/c there are no signs of cancer!! The only thing that is looking permanent is it looks like she is going to be diabetic now. We don’t know how serious, though right now.

Work: We’re going live July 10 in SAP so we’re down to the wire now. The SAP team is working long hours 7 days a week (including 4th of July) until go live. Those of us who are training are winding down on classes, but my hardest class to teach is still yet to come. We also just acquired two new companies & this brings in a lot of new activity for my area – Offshore. So nothing is going t slow down anytime soon here in the office.

School: I’m about ½ way through with the summer semester. I’m really enjoying this summer’s class, though. I wish I had taken it before management, though b/c I believe it would have helped me out there. So far I…

All the tests are back...



Update on Mother

Mother is improving every day. She still isn't good, but so much better than Saturday when she went into the ER. Her blood sugar is still pretty high, but nothing like it was before, so she is still getting insulin.
This morning they are doing a procedure on that spot on her lungs - a biopsy I guess. They don't know what kind, but they are thinking this is where the infection she has is coming from so they want to find out what it is so they will know how to treat it. I think I am going to go down there after she comes back. I have to teach a class here at work this morning so I'll take off the afternoon to go be with mother. I really hope this weather gets better before that time so the drive won't be too bad.
Thanks to everyone who sent their thoughts & prayers. I know in the end she is going to be fine it's just a really hard struggle for her right now to get there.

Well, we had great news and then we had bad news...

Friday was mother's last day of treatments! It was a pretty emotional
day for her. At the clinic there is a bell & on a patient's last
day they get to ring the bell to announce their completion. She got to
do that on Friday. She was so excited to be finished, but exhausted.
This last week the chemo was reintroduced along with the radiation and
she was told to expect a couple of bad days upon completion.

Saturday morning daddy called me to let me know that an ambulance had
taken mother to the emergency room. Her blood sugar had spiked up over
400, her heart rate was very high, and her blood pressure was very,
very low. She was taken to the closest hospital and after being treated
there they moved her to St. Luke's where her oncologist could treat
her. They had found she had an infection and gave her antibiotics to
treat it - gave her insulin to get her blood sugar down - and gave her
lots and lots of fluids. She had become dehydrated and apparently that
was the biggest contributor to…

No time to say Hello...GoodBye...

I swear I feel like the White Rabbit at times these days! Running from
this meeting to that meeting...taking this class...running to teach
that class...and trying to get my own job and school work done.

I know I've been whining about being so busy lately, but things haven't really changed. They just seem to be getting busier.

I did get to take off some time yesterday to go with mother and daddy
to the clinic for mother to get her chemo & radiation...though, I
was doing work while I was there and have phone meetings! It was nice
to see where she goes every day and meet the people who have been
taking care of her. Everyone knew who I was...they had seen family
pictures and heard stories about us all. I was "the pregnant one"! Ha
ha! She is still weak, but seems to be getting stronger and isn't
nauseous anymore. Her appetite is definitely coming back, too.

We had another appointment with my OB last Thursday. Everything still
seems to be going well. The baby's heartbeat…

I haven't been neglecting things...

It's just EXTREMELY busy these days! I am training my first class today, but I've taken two classes of my own this week already. And in between all that I'm still putting finishing touches on the classes I'm teaching & there seem to be hourly meetings that get in the way of all of this! I know they are necessary, but everyone on the team has meetings scheduled, plus I am trying to do my normal work away from the integration team!
On top of that, though I am still not sick anymore (thank goodness) I have gone back to being really tired all the time and since school started back last week I've got more work to do for that as well. I think I need to go stay with Pamela for about a month & find out what her secret is! She manages a house, two kids, also working on her MBA, a full-time job plus a side job (or two?), AND I know has been an active member in several organizations. I am so thankful for Michael - he does so much & I know if he didn't I would r…

I'm now an officer in the MBASA.

My friend from school joined the MBA Student Association last semester & is now the VP - she has been trying to get me to join & to be Treasurer. Well, last night I told her I would so now I am the Treasurer of the MBA Student Association at Sam Houston.
Last night was our first night of Summer semester. This class is only one night a week, but it's from 6:00 to 9:50 - they are going to be long nights. At least it's only one night, though & I really like my professor. She reminds me of a professor I was close to at Stephen F. Austin where I did my undergrad. I am hoping that being in the MBASA I'll get to know all my professors a bit better. I honestly wish I had taken this class prior to the management class I had last semester - it would have helped me a lot. This is a Business Communications class & apparently I didn't communicate well enough in my MGT class in the Spring!
I am taking two classes in the fall & the baby is due right after the seme…