Friday, August 17, 2007

Update on Kim

Hello Everyone,

Kim had his surgery and we had a lot of stressful times between now and then, but hopefully things will get better.

He is improving each day and is still in hospital because there is an infection that the hospital are having trouble getting under control.

The tumor was much larger then expected and actually went through the bowel wall and spread. It has spread to the lymph nodes and because of that he will need to have chemotherapy and it will take approximately 8 months according to the surgeon. We have yet to make an appointment and speak with the oncologist. Kim will need to have more scans etc.

The surgeon also had to remove part of his pancreas because they think the tumor may have been touching it.

Poor Jared misses his Dad a lot too so we really hope he will be home soon.

I've only been doing some mindless knitting as I can't concentrate on lace at the moment.
I've also been knitting this in Blue Sky Alpaca hand dyed organic cotton in pumpkin. What a gorgeous yarn it is too. I don't know yet if I will be keeping it for myself or give it to my daughter as a present.

As for my Store - Heavenly Fibres, it's still not quiet complete, but as soon as Kim is home and feeling much better I will be adding some more exciting new hand dyed yarns.

It really feels so good to be able to take a moment and blog again. I haven't been ignoring your sites, it's just that I am so busy running around everywhere and by the time we get home from hospital and have dinner it's time to go to bed. My time on the internet is very limited now and will be for quiet some time.

Thank you all for your wonderful emails.

I wish you all a lovely weekend and happy knitting!


Maureen said...

It was so good to see you posting again. I hope that the infection is soon gone and the remainder of the treatment process can start. Take good care of yourself so you can take care of Kim. My thoughts are with you.

monica said...

Helen, remeber to take of yourself also, and rest when you can. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kim and your family.

Natalie said...

Hi Helen, just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you both often and sending all my very best wishes and vibes in your direction. I hope that Kim feels much better now that the surgery is out of the way.