A quick update from me...where have I been?

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by Mackey Mouse, May 2, 2007.

  1. Mackey Mouse

    Mackey Mouse <font color="blue">Me read the Navigator? I don't

    May 21, 2000
    It seems like my first grandchild, Thomas, decided he did not want to wait until his birth due date and decided to be born 6 weeks early. I think the driving up to Boston and the worry just about did us in, but he is doing great.. He weighed in at 4 lbs 12 oz, not bad for a preemie and he is so cute.

    We are in love with him, and my DH is estactic... cannot stop thinking of him and it is just the shot in the arm to keep this guy going and battling this cancer..

    I told you all I would let you know when his surgery will be and it is May 11....they will remove that pesky lymph node and it will be day surgery.. I said to the surgeon, what?? you scared the life out of us removing this and now it is day surgery. I love our surgeon... he is hopeful that he can just (his words) pop it out of there.. so we are going with that..

    Good news all around for us, maybe an easy surgery....and a new grandbaby named after his grandfather, Thomas....life is good for us right now.. One day at a time..
  2. chip91

    chip91 Mouseketeer

    Sep 21, 2005
    Macky!! I just read this, I'm up and not for good reasons (see my post, dsil is getting worse) but YOUR GREAT NEWS made me stop crying, I'm so happy for you!! What a wonderful tribute to DH to have his new grandbaby named after him, awww!!! Glad to hear the baby is doing well, what a peanut!!! I'll be praying for you now & on surgery day, the time will go fast..

  3. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

    Aug 3, 2004
    That is such good news about the baby. Surely that is an inspiration that can not be matched...:dance3: :dance3: :dance3: I love the namesake, how perfect.

    I have marked down the 11th on my calendar. Not expecting to forget at all, but sometimes there are curves being thrown..

    That is next Friday, how fantastic. We will all hold a giant prayer.:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

    Congratulations Grandma:cheer2:
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  5. TomB'sWidow

    TomB'sWidow Mouseketeer

    Sep 13, 2005
    Congrats and best wishes:yay: I love that they are honoring your Dh that way
    I wanted my first grandchild named afte my Dh but they did not do it.
    Thanks for the update

    WDWLVR <font color=green>DVC @ The Boardwalk</font><br><f

    Feb 17, 2000
    Marsha congrats on the birth of you Grandson. I think little Thomas came early to help you and Tommy fight the evil beast known as cancer. You will be in our thoughts and prayers on May 11th as you are every day! :grouphug:
  7. onesadduck

    onesadduck Not so sad right now

    Mar 16, 2007
    Congrats! I'm so happy for you. I'm so glad that something good has happened to someone who A) has helped me through a difficult time, B) is going through a difficult time herself, and most importantly, C) is such a wonderful, kind, and caring person.

    I'll be sending prayers and good thoughts your way on the eleventh. I hope your grandson can bring you years of joy. It's so great that he's doing well!

    May G-d or the universe (or whatever you believe) continue to bless you.

    Stay strong, and happy,
  8. Mackey Mouse

    Mackey Mouse <font color="blue">Me read the Navigator? I don't

    May 21, 2000
    Thanks everyone for the sweet words.. you guys touch my heart everyday...

    Love and hugs,
  9. JunieJay

    JunieJay <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/art

    Aug 10, 2006
    Awwww, this is such wonderful news. :goodvibes Congratulations to you both, and welcome to the world baby Thomas! :goodvibes
  10. CarolAnnC

    CarolAnnC <font color=blue>Caught Smuggling Jello Shot Syrin

    Oct 9, 2000
    Congratulations to the whole family on the birth of Thomas! I know you must be ecstatic Marsha!

    There is nothing like a new baby to fill a family with love, hope and dreams for the future. Best wishes to Tom on his upcoming surgery. It will give him incentive to quickly recover and hold the new baby I am sure..hugs.
  11. Saphire

    Saphire DIS Veteran

    Feb 28, 2000
    Congratulations, Marsha and Tom, on the birth of your dear grandson! :goodvibes Post some pictures when you can.

    We will be sending Tom many good thoughts and lifting him up in prayer on May 11th. Peace and best wishes to both of you. :)
  12. Hygiene99

    Hygiene99 <font color=teal>I am quite the little Teapot<br><

    May 27, 2000
    Wow, that is great news!! Tell Carrie I said Congrats!!!~~~~ Jenn
  13. NHAnn

    NHAnn Survivor

    Oct 15, 2000
    Oh Marsha....
    I am so thrilled and happy for you and your Tom....and for baby Thomas.
    I'm shedding happy tears for you.
    Grandbabies are the very best...how very special for all of you that he bears his grandfatehr's name :hug:
    Blessings to you all!
  14. Deesknee

    Deesknee <font color=blue>When we were kids (long time ago)

    May 10, 2004
    Congratulations! How exciting. Over 4lbs at 6 weeks early! Reminds me of my preemies. Is new Tom gaining weight quickly? Any chance of a mothers day release from the NICU? My preemies were born right before Easter and were home for Mothers Day, here's hoping health and quick growing!!!
    Lots of congrats to all!!!!!

  15. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

    Aug 3, 2004
    :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

    These are Tom's official cheerleaders for tomorrow...
    :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug

    Tons of prayers and Hugs for your family....
  16. TruBlu

    TruBlu DIS Veteran

    Mar 21, 2006
    I'll be praying for your family tomorrow too. :grouphug:
  17. 4nana

    4nana God Bless America, Land of the Free and Brave

    Sep 10, 2000

    Know that you and DH will be in many hearts and prayers as he heads for surgery soon. Sending prayers that everything goes well and he stays strong to fight this terrible beast with every ounce of strength he has.
    Godspeed you both ^i^

    Also congratulations on your very first little grandbaby "Thomas" and welcome to the Grandparents Club! Be it the first or twelth grand, each is as exiciting as the first! Grands offer a love like no other and have a way of putting a bright spot in each day :lovestruc . May Thomas' presence give you a ray of sunshine, faith, hope and strength in all yours days ahead. :hug:

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