Friday, December 31, 2010


while we were in the hospital one of our neighbors/ friends email me to tell me we had gifts sitting on our porch and asked if she wanted us to get them for us since we had no idea when we would be home! {yay for good neighbors/friends!} Robert and Kacey came into town and were nice enough to stop by her house and pick them up for us, and also do a drive by of our house and picked up another box. :)
all of the gifts left on our door step werent signed to let us know who they were from. one said from your sister so im guessing a church sister? i dont know!! but thank you!! we appreciate it!!

gifts that were left on our porch!

from timari!!
from timari!!

gifts from the porch!

whoever you are you know me so well! sebra striped black n gray scarf!!! LOVE it!
{dont pay attention to the the creepy look on my face!}

a jewelry box, with a bracelet in it, jason a candy bar n gift card
shaving kit! {hopefully he uses it soon!}

our christmas celebration

we celebrated xmas in idaho the night we got out of the hospital {12-27} we opened presents that night and had a big dinner the next day! heres a few photos not in any particular order...

wesley n jason

jareth n wesley..they were sick so they had to wear masks{so jason would get sick}
dr frank n schenk!

frankie lovin on jason

Jason is always so grouchy!!

wesley opened this sceram "a box!!" then went on openeing another gift. when told to see what was in teh box.. "AHH ANOTHER BOX!!"

the boys wanted to open more presents after they were finished with theres so im pretty sure they opened everyones gifts! and were so excited that you got "your very own box!"

opening their gift from jason n me!

us girlies got jennifer a cricut! she had NO idea!

kacey got a nighty from jennifer, and jareth opened was PRICELESS!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

one year ago...

well this post has been ready for a while, but with everything thats been going on i havent posted it until now...

One year ago today, our nightmare began, well to us its our nightmare some try to look at it as a blessing with letting us know that jasons cancer was back…but really there was things that Jason should have gone to the dr about, but those of you who know Jason personally, you know how stubborn he is, n he always did tell me he didn’t want to go cause he was worried of what the dr would say. I never really thought much of his cancer coming back, I didn’t know much about cancer before, especially melanoma. But Jason had had a mole removed when he was 19, along with all of his lymph nodes out of the left side of his neck, I thought that was the end I never thought he/we would be battling it 2 years later, especially to this extent…

The symptoms Jason was having before were his god awful headaches, along with always sleeping, and spitting up bloody mucus at least once a day {early in the morning while he was at work so I never did see it} I tried talking Jason into going to the dr, but we all know how stubborn he is and we all know how busy we were last year, with working full time and going to school. Which really isn’t an excuse, but that’s what were sticking with!

It all began December 22, 2009 we had gotten home from work, and luckily I had gotten a phone call that day telling me class was cancelled and to have a great break, they would see me next year, and Jason was out of school for the holiday, we had gone to Costa Vida and gotten food, it was the same as any other day, we were both exhausted from working that morning and didn’t want to cook. We got home changed into jammies, turned on the TV{we had cable then}we were watching the office {dumb show} ate and Jason had dozed off. He wasn’t asleep too long before he started making a god awful noise, and started convulsing, what happened next was kind of a blur, but I did call 911, screaming n balling, telling the operater that my husband was having a seizure, {or what I thought was to be one since I had never seen one before.} I remember having to pull Jason off the couch onto the floor so he would be on a hard flat surface in case I had to start CPR. Poor Frankie was in between jasons legs, and was getting squished, I had to put him in the kennel so he wouldn’t get in the way of the EMT’s. Jasons seizure lasted a little over a minute, which after he started his heavy odd breathing, which is just about as scary as the seizure itself. I had opened the door, turned on the porch light {even tho it was still light outside, its to show what house to go to} for some reason the 911 operator had hung up the phone with me but had called me back to tell me that the officer was at the house saying that it was an open lot {idiot} she made me go out n stand on the lawn even tho the ambulance and fire truck were parked in front of my house. The EMT’s came in took jasons vitals got his drug list {none} all his info then tried putting him on the stretcher….Jason is quite the fighter, especially when he is out of it. It took I believe 3 emts to get him strapped down. They had threatened him more than once that they were going to get a drug to make him calm down, but Jason finally started working with them… he was yelled BABY!! The entire time, “don’t this to me! Let me go!” which again started my crying!

After the operator had gotten off the phone with me I called my mom, and thankfully she n my dad were in logan finishing up their xmas shopping…they rushed right over. I rode in the ambulance to the hospital with Jason, he was starting to come to so wasnt fighting as much anymore. My mom called jasons dad, told him what was going on {there was no way I could talk}. Jason was taken for a CT scan of his brain. My parents were in the waiting room when the dr came in to tell us there was a bleed in jason’s brain, so they would be transferring us to the UofU hospital in SLC, to have more tests done. I went straight to the waiting room..crying of course…n we broke the rule of only 2 or 3 people in the room. There was my parents along with jasons dad brother n sister.

We were transferred to SLC via ambulance, my family was to follow and meet us there. When we arrived they took Jason back for an MRI, which took forever, while he was there the dr had come in and spoken with me about jasons medical history, and said right off the bat that his guess would be that it was his cancer moving up from his neck. After talking to the dr, the nurse came in and told me the MRI was going to take about an hour, so I could go out in the waiting room with family if I wanted to…I did J my parents n sisters were there {along with their significant others} and Jasons sister n husband were there.

About 2 hours later they moved Jason up to the Neuro ICU, where the nurses are bitches! That don’t know what they are doing! It took 2 nurses 3 tries each to get one of jasons Iv’s in. and the one went fishing for a vein, so Jason ended up with a HUGE bruise… we had been told they were thinking of removing the tumor surgically, but obviously we didn’t.

The next morning my parents came back along with jasons other sister n husband. Jason had gone for an MRI of his chest abdomen and pelvis. After which he was moved to the acute side of the hospital {much nicer!} Later that day the dr finally came in and told us that the MRI had shown some spots{7} in jasons lungs. And later that night a dr from the huntsman had come over to talk to us about our options. He explained the radio surgery, and said that would happen in January, said we would get to go home before xmas, and he hoped we could enjoy our holiday… he was the one who told us about the IL2 and that Jason would have a 6-8% chance of beating this. Then everyone left, so Jason n I could talk to the dr alone. Im not sure I ever told people what we talked about, but you are all finding out now. We asked about fertility, and got more personal explanations of everything which is nice, he made sure we fully understood EVERYTHING. He told us he would get info on a sperm bank {which we later found out the IL2 wouldn’t have an effect of spermies} it was such an emotional night im not sure how the dr fully understood anything that was coming out of my mouth. Im sure I am missing a lot of what was said that night, but I remember like it was yesterday how Jason had told the dr the biggest thing he was worried about was me, because if he died it would overall effect me more than him.

We got to come home the next day, my parents came over and took us home…

So theres the story, I know its long, and im sure ive missed stuff but im balling so that’s my excuse! Now for the second part of our 1 year ago…

In the past year Jason n I have become closer than I thought we could ever be, we have had to talk about everything from babies, to life insurance, wills, and death. Not exactly the first things you think to talk about in your second year of marriage… We have had multiple dr visits, hospital stays, crys, laughs and hugs…along with words of hate. {never towards eachother, always from others} we have been talked down to, up to, at, and about, we have lost family n friends knowing that our life would be easier without them and honestly it has been. We have learned who is here to really help and show support {and become extremely close with family and new friends}, and who we were better off having nothing to do with. We have learned to live our life with this dark cloud constantly following us around and still be able to have a good time. We have a whole new appreciation for our jobs! And our community, with all the love and support we have been shown along with the generosity from so many people we are so thankful for! We have learned to voice our opinions, this is a BIG one for me, and stand up for ourselves. We have learned how to act with bad news, in public and private. We have been able to keep a private life although everything is so public. This hasn’t been the year I expected to have in 2010 but it’s the one I was dealt so im trying my hardest to live it up with my Love, and I am thankful its over and hope that the new year will bring on better news.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

were free

were home! well were i Idaho, we got to leave the hospital 12-27, around 330, and it was amazing! :)) ill get on later and give a full post with all the lovely details. just wanted to let you all know we finally are free!! {for about a week}
well we finally got to come home the 27, we left the hospital around 330ish and headed to idaho. We had to wait for JAsons sodium levels to come back, whcih ended up being 139 when we left. We were told the entire time in the ICU that his sodium needed to be 145-150, then they decided jasons would be good at 140-145.
sadly we didnt make it in time for Chris's wedding, so we went straight to idaho after leaving the hospital.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

december 26, 2010

well we were really hoping to go home today! {jason is suppose to be chris' best man tomorrow} so we are still really hoping to get out of here in time, but are worried we wont :(
The nurses let us sleep in this morning! ♥ so we got to sleep until about 830, which was great! Jason took his IV out... {grr} but it has been bothering him since it got put in, back in tremonton the 22, and it had to be changed today, so either way it was coming out! Britt{nurse} was out nurse last year while we were here! she is really nice we like her, she has been waiting to come back n put in a new IV, since were still in the NCCU.
Dr jensen stopped by this morning, was saying he figures he had a seizure because Jason was taken off the steroids too fast... and once he is weined off of the 3% we will get to go hopefully early tomorrow, but possibly the next day, since they dont want to take him off of the 3% too fast. His sodium has been stable between 141-142. they lowered his sodium {3%} down from 70 to 60, so its going to be a slow process... He knows where he is, and all his questions..he is just really antsy and wants to leave, cant really concentrate on one thing...
Jason was doing a word search today, working his brain :) he didnt spend much time on it, but he did a few. He is mostly just dosing off n watching tv.
Jasons sodium level dropped, about 3 points when they lowered it to 60 U from 70 U, so he is on a higher dose of salt tabs and is salting EVERYTHING, hoping to keep it stable and be able to get off the 3% so we can get outta here!
we were finally moved out of NCCU and to NACU {floor} yay! and hopefully as long as jasons sodium stays stable we hopefully get to go home tomorrow!

we needed to replace our photo from the UofU last year so here is the new one. UofU 12-26-10

December 25, 2010

well we spent our christmas in the NCCU.. but it hasnt all bad we had visitors, opened gifts even got a wonderful christmas dinner...

we still havent gotten our ct results back, we have learned that jasons sodium level now only has to be 140-145 {we have been told 145-150} it has been pretty stable at 141, so we are hoping to get moved soon. They accessed his port FINALLY!! so now when they come every 6 hours for blood they wont have to pook his poor hands, they can just take it out of his port.

Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24, 2010

im going to add some to this during the day, with the updates/info i get. :)
merry xmas eve! lucky us get to spend it in the NCCU....Jasons last sodium level was 142, so its going up...but not very fast!! He has a CT scan scheduled for 10. We had a pretty good night, he only got up a couple times, and since he has been walking he is much steadier on his feet! When the dr came in this morning, he had to wake him from a deep sleep, and ask him all the lovely questions, jasons didnt get any of them right...but Nykol came in about an hour or so later and jason got them right, except for saying were at the huntsman...still hoping to be moved to NACU {it would be nice to not have to walk down the hall to go pee! :)} we have added our wedding date to the list of questions. he got it right after a few times last night, and ws convinced it was 10-10-10 today, when i told him its 8-8-8 he replied "i think your lyin!" {lol it was funny!} he is getting quicker with his come backs :) when asking him our wedding date last night, i told him he picked it because its really easy! he looked over to linda, "its easy but i cant remember!" couldnt help but giggle a lil bit! :)

Jason had his scan this morning but we have yet to get the results. He is answering his questions correctly still, has been really tired all day, hasnt gone for any walks other than to the toilet. He asked about frankie earlier, he thought he heard him doing his freaky breathing thing, and asked me if he was here... his sodium is still low, and once it is raised and stable we will get to move to the floor, dr said it should happen within the next couple days. then we will be in the NACU for lord only know hows long!
i asked about the CT scan, but since its xmas eve and ours apparently isnt "urgent" it hasnt been finally read, so we will hear about it tomorrow {which worries me that its bad, since they want to wait for the final read before telling us}

I GOT MY SHOWER{this morning}!! i am a whole new woman!! :))
MY mom and dad came down to spend the day with us. Randy {cousin} came up from colorado and stopped by for a while, his mom {aunt} chris came too! who brought us, well me dinner! but i had already eaten so i have lunch for tomorrow! {lasagna! garlic bread n dr pepper ♥} thanks!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 23, 2010

well today was better, much better! jason got up was walking around, is now allowed to get up to the bathroom {toilet in corner of room} He sat up for a couple hours talking to us, played on the computer, then was out like a light!he was cleared for a regular diet and celebrated with a cinnamon roll! He is still really confused not well oriented with much of anything, altho he did get the president right this morning, but was just asked again n answered 50 cent...he has been watching tv, which i think makes it worse, his brain stays with the tv while he is supposed to be answering questions, so whatever is on usually ends up being the answer..when asked questions this morning on his walk he was right on, or extremely close{saying huntsman not the U} he randomly laughs, told us earlier that EVERYONE is a liar, a pain pill is now a coochy pill, and he has a string tied around his pee-pee {his words} i still have to watch what he is doing when he is playing with his arm, he tried pulling both ivs out and we definitely need something for him to do with his hands, the laptop occupied his time for a little while but he grew bored of it quickly...we had some good laughs, and some GREAT nurses, the 2 from yesterday we were blessed to have again today...n i know nykol is here tomorrow morning so it will be another good day :) {at least nurse wise} DR G {oncologist} came in today, to tell us some medical options after we leave the hospital, we have a couple chemo options {trial being one, BRAF treatment 2nd} but for either we have to wait for jason's brain to settle down, and no seizures, or not exactly sure for how long. Theres no news on when we will get to go home, and nothing in the nurses notes either, but our nurse tonight {linda} said that with how jason is doing she would imagine we will be moved to either NAC or the huntsman tomorrow. but we cant hold her to it, since no scan has been done, and she isnt the dr so she cant give the last call... Jason actually asked for a pain killer today! its the first one he has gotten since being here, linda told me he asked for one last night but didnt have anything ordered so had to be evaluated by the dr here n when he came in jason kinda looked at him like he was an idiot because he wasnt in pain!
dallas, and my mom came down, brought me some clean clothes, my tooth brush♥ and a shaver! lol {my underarms were outta control!!} but i am feeling a million times better! and might break down and use the public shower tomorrow :s{my hair is getting pretty gross} if theres no word of us moving to the NCU {floor} gpa n chris came today too! brought us Cinnamon rolls, n couple other goodies!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

december 22, 2010 evening

jason has slowly started to come back to,he ate well drank his dinner of jello n root beer. he is talking more, not back to normal but its definitely much better than it was earlier today, he hasnt been able to get up and walk yet, but hopefully will tomorrow morning. he still isnt quite sure on the year, and believe he said that the president was tiger...BUT at least he is talking!! those are the only things as of right now that he isnt getting right{that they have asked} after sleeping 2 days straight, he is starting to wake up and is watching tv right now. Still have to keep a close eye on him with his IV's he isnt a fan and tries to pull them out {but really who can blame him! they are a pain!}
Last time i talked to the dr was a few hours ago, and he had said that he was going to get a hold of DR G {oncologist@huntsman} to see what he had to say, i dotn know if he didnt get in touch with him, if he had nothing to say or if the dr just hasnt made it back to us yet...
i finally got some sleep, about an hour {so i now have 1 1/2 hours in the last like 34 hours, but whose counting!}

december 22, 2010

well i have this huge long post of how this day went down last year, and what has happened in the past year..BUT before i post it...i will let you know what is happening this day THIS year...exactly 1 year from when our cancer fighting began.

were staying in idaho for christmas since we had chemo sunday and monday we didnt exactly see the point in driving to logan just to drive back out a couple days later, so we have just been chillaxin in idaho...well we were at my moms getting ready to head to steppys {we stay in her extra bedroom} i had been trying to get jason out to the car for about an hour. He was pretty out of it {and still is} he had walked up and down the hallway twice but ended up just laying back down on the couch and going back to sleep. well at 1223 {so technically 12-22} Jason was asleep on the couch and started seizing. yup he had a seizure, and yes it has been since MAY!!! so it was completely unexpected and nerveracking for my mom who was the one who called 911. and trying to explain to the operating where stone, idaho well almost IMPOSSIBLE!!! then having to explain why you want to be picked up by the UTAH ambulance is even harder! but after explaining it about a million times she finally figured it out! the seizure was like all the others, grand mal {shaking} he bit his tongue, but not too hard, {for all you haters, i didnt record this one! but ill be glad to post the other one again!}

the ambulance finally got there {in the middle of nowhere its all volunteer and surprisingly some people are asleep at 1230am!} they loaded him up and we headed to tremonton. usually he starts to wake up about half way to the hospital when were in logan, but wasnt having such luck this time. we got the tremonton hospital, got him into the er, hooked up to all his gadgets, blood drawn, then came the CT scan...which was a chore!! jason would hold still, UNTIL you told him to hold still! it took about 4 different tries, and some valum! and we finally got a good picture! finally after many phone calls by our er dr jeff, to all sorts of on call drs and the U hospital along with the Huntsman they came to the conclusion {about 430am} to send us down to the University hospital, just to be safe, since they have all the scans, the surgery was done here, and overall they know what going on a little better! {altho i LOVED the er peeps in tremonton last night! thank you for being such wonderful healthcare workers} after a long sickening ride to the U, in th eback of an ambulance, in the snow, we made it in one piece! jason was having a really hard time hodling still, im sure he spun himself completely around at least 3 times!

At the University ER they got us into a room, took the history, along with more blood, and then another CT scan.. The scan showed that the tumors{6} in jasons brain have more swelling around them, so we figure this is what has caused the seizure, and we assume that the swelling is caused by the chemo treatment he received monday. so after a couple hours in the ER they decided to admit us to the neruo critical care unit {NCCU} which is just fancy for ICU neuro style! and luckily twice in a row now, we have had AWESOME nurses! i am so thankful for Nikol today, she is amazing! BUT anyways, Jason is on a limited diet {clear liquids only} incase he seizes again gets a bad ct scan and has to go to the OR {worst case scenario...JUST IN CASE} we are staying here tonight for observation, and hopefully will get to go home tomorrow, but we really wont know until tomorrow. They are pumping him full of steroids for the swelling along with anti seizure meds. He has yet to wake up and have an actual conversation with anyone. he wakes up for his hourly nuero checks {barely} he nods or shakes his head, tells us the year is 1998, flintstone, and im sure theres others i just cant think of them. i told him its 2010 but he tells me he cant say it. BUT on the bright side he knows his full name and thats a plus he hasnt forgotten me...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 20, 2010

Jason had chemo today. I know I said earlier that he wouldn’t be having anymore chemo, but I lied! No, steve called the beginning of last week, and asked if he wanted the last dose of chemo, okayed it through the Huntsman and scheduled us to be there Sunday and Monday. We had to be there {Twin falls, Idaho} Sunday for labs, they all have to be done the day before so the drugs can be shipped from Boise. We were told the front desk and lab had everything we needed so it wouldn’t be any trouble getting labs done, they really lied! We sat around for over a half hour waiting for orders to be found, well they weren’t found{until after we left!}, so we had to wait for the on call dr to be called, then had to practically argue with him over the phone with what we needed {he was a prick!} finally he agreed to order labs, but no UA, so Jason got his blood drawn, and we had the rest of the day to blow…

Monday we had to meet with the dr at 1130, but of course didn’t see him until after 12, then had to wait for the chemo…we were told it had arrived while we were seeing the dr, but just didn’t get started with his chemo until almost 3! And we were taken back to start chemo at 1! We finally finished with chemo around 430, but had to sit for an hour for observation. All in all it made for a LONG day… Jason is now done with the clinical trial, he will have a follow up appointment with Dr G at the Huntsman to decide if he qualifies to be in the second session of the trial, if he does he will start that in about 12 weeks.

The elementary school in Snowville, had their Christmas program Monday night, we were supposed to make an appearance…but since chemo ran late we didn’t make it in time :’( we felt awful! Wanted to be there so badly, but we were called and sang to over the phone! The children had done a fundraising type thing, asked for donations for us so we could have a merry Christmas! It was such an amazing thing! Since we didn’t make it Monday night, we went in Tuesday morning and saw the kids… We had been there for about 5-10 minutes waiting for the kids to finish recess when Jason puked…ALL over! So the kids got an extra long recess while we got Jason all cleaned up and changed into fresh clothes. We didn’t want the kids to get too close, since its cold n flu season and jasons immune system is pretty well shot right now. So the kids stood outside the classroom and sang a few songs to us, gave us letters they had written and a jar of money they had collected for us{and about 4 boxes of food!!}. They were all so cute and it was such a wonderful experience I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place! In between songs they all wished for Jason to get better… I heard some of the stories of how the children acted throughout the entire experience and it just amazes me how giving they all can be at such a young age. One child had brought in his tooth fairy money to give to us, one little girl felt she needed to give us her ornament that she had made. I am also told that in their letters to santa some of the students wished for Jason to get better, hopefully I will get a copy on the Tremonton newspaper to share the letters!

I am so thankful for coming from such an amazing community, they never cease to amaze me with all their love and support!

Jason has been passed out since we got back to my moms from the school, he isn’t feeling the best today, im unsure if its from the chemo or something in his brain, on the ride home Jason was having a lot of troubles with his words. Our trip began in Cincinnati, we hit up Hollywood, Bali, and ended in snowville! {had to hit up all the big cities!} he was stuck on the number 124 when he was trying to tell people what mile marker we were at…it is all fun n games, we laugh but it worries me so much, that something that shouldn’t be going on is…I try to keep a good spirit with it but after so long it gets frustrating, when Jason takes over 5 minutes to tell me one sentence, its hard for us both to handle…

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

staples are gone!

thats right! jason got his staples out today! and you all would be so proud of me! i didnt puke pass out or anything i WATCHED!! we were so glad we didnt have to go to SLC for this since it took less time than a dose of radiation we would have been really upset!
jason staple free! :)) he had lots of goobery scab things but dr said nothing to worry about its normal, it will all come off in the shower...{unless your wife picks at your head...then its comin off sooner!}

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

pathlogy report

DR Jensen called a little while ago to give us the results from the pathology report... the main/first tumor was DEAD...yay! BUT the 2nd tumor they removed was still alive, which more than likely means the other 6 tumors in Jason's head are still alive...

So as of now the plan is to go back to the Huntsman in a month have an MRI and hopefully schedule another brain surgery, the dr is confident that there is at least 1 more operable tumor, and hopefully the MRI will show that he can get to more than just the one.

We will be meating with both of Jason's Neurosurgeons which means radiation might be an option, were hoping the steriotactic radio surgery, which jason had done to the first tumor in January 2010 {and it was DEAD!}

but that is all we know as of now, as we find stuff out ill let you all know! :)

Clinical trial-
we have been done with the clinical trial for a while now, Jason only received 2 of the 4 doses because of his up in steroids, along with the surgery. We planned on starting the second session at the huntsman, but now with the possible 2nd brain surgery we are unsure that he will get back into it...

Monday, December 6, 2010


well its been a couple days so i figured i would give a quick update as to how things are going.... We have been home a couple days now and love it! so much better than being stuck in the hospital {with no sleep!!}

Jason is practically back to his regular self! hard to believe he had BRAIN SURGERY 4 days ago!! we thought we would be barely coming home today... but we have been blessed throughout this past week, with how AMAZING everything has gone!!

Jason will get his staples out anytime after the 14, and has to have his sodium levels checked next week,{hopefully we can do both of these here in logan} but other than that i think we were done with hospitals until next month {so this is a vacation for us!!}

Saturday, December 4, 2010

post surgery Saturday 12-4

last night was a good night! Jason's sodium keeps dropping so he is off water, but can have pretty much anything else! They tell is its a normal thing for brain surgery patients, so its not too big of a deal! his pain isnt too bad, but we have to keep reminding him that he wants to keep it under control, its easier than having to try to get it back under control! he doesnt like his morphine so i think thats why he is telling us he has no pain, but luckily our nurse today explained to him that he doesnt have to take the potent stuff, he can have tylenol if he feels that will help...he took percocet :)
we got the results of the MRI today, they said it looks GREAT! there is a significant change in the swelling! so as soon as we get the orders from the dr we will get to head home! but were not expecting this to happen too early today, considering were waiting on the dr and its saturday!

his eye is swollen more today, and were told it will get bigger tomorrow before it comes down, and will take 5-6 days to be normal!
the bandage was taken off of his head today! so he is good to shower n all that fun stuff, just needs to be careful not to scrub it to hurt it...the staples will come out in 12-14 days.

{4:00} Were HOME!!! :))

Friday, December 3, 2010

post surgery Friday 12-3

Friday {12-3} Jason had a good night last night, the left side of his face is swollen {but thats because of surgery} he was having a few issues with his words this morning, but catches himself right after saying them. they were having a hard time controlling his BP this morning it was around 164/86 {latest is 118/47}. He is getting morphine and percocet for pain, its kind of hard to know how much pain he is in, due to his word scrambling. We are now in a regular room, which is so much nicer! quieter, bigger, more visitors at a time just over all better! :) were still waiting for the MRI to show how much swelling is still in his brain

4:00 Jason just had his MRI, but we are still waiting for the results {6:40} were hoping they come back soon and in our favor, it all depends on the MRI for when we get to go home!

Jason's eye keeps getting bigger, pretty sure it is going to be black! :(
Jason all puffy on the left side, its gotten a little worse, but he is asleep so you will have to wait for a better pic!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


so ill add things to this as they happen throughout the day...
they finally took jason back into surgery around 1020 {so much for between 8-9} the nurse will call every 2 hours with an update, and so far all is going well :) {11:30}

surgery started around 11:30, it takes about an hour to get him sedated and prepped for surgery. he is stable and doing well {12:10}

{1:50} Jason is stable, they have removed about 1/2 of the tumor, and expect the surgery to take about another 2 hours..they want to be sure they remove as much as they can.

{315} Surgery is over they say jason did great, as far as i know they removed all that they wanted but i am still waiting for the dr to come talk to us. he is awake extremely drowsy but awake. they are taking him to the ICU now and we will hopefully get to see him soon.

{4:00} dr says he got ALL out that he wanted {2 tumors and swelling} all came out nicely, he will want to do a scan probably tomorrow. He said Jason woke up immediately, moving and talking {which is GREAT} we should get to see him in a few minutes, and hopefully get to head home by saturday!
Jason is having kind of a hard time with his words, but that is to be expected, he overall is doing amazing!much better than they expected! having no problems with his right hand! :)

Jason all ready for surgery!

battle wounds, im hoping they come in and change the bandage soon so i can get a better pic!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning {DEC 2} to begin between 815-915, and is scheduled to last around 4 1/2 the UofU hospital :)
just thought i would let you all know! ;)