Today is Grandma's birthday so I called her to say Happy Birthday. She sounded much better on the phone, and my aunt was there so I got a complete update on everything. The doctor told Gram they want her to try the chemo, which will give us another year with her, because they want to try to contain the cancer to get her potassium levels back up. They told her the decision is completely hers and that she doesn't have to do it just because they want her to. She told them she's not a quitter and she wants to try it.
Everyone is holding onto hope. Things are getting better but we all know how cancer works so we're trying not to be unrealistic either. I asked Granddad if it is still okay for me to come home over the summer and he said that it's always been my home and if anyone tries to tell me otherwise they have to go through him first. So I'll be going home as soon as school is over, well after I go to the doctor and make sure I'm 100% healthy before going home. At first I'm going to try to hold down a summer job in town at one of our locally owned restaurants but like Granddad told me I have to be ready to take care of Gram at the drop of a hat so if my employers don't understand that I won't work. So far that's all we know. Gram is going to try the next two rounds of chemo and they are trying to lower her dosage of morphine. I have more things I would like to share with you guys that are more blog related and I'll get around to that in a couple of days, I just wanted to update everyone. Also, to Julie and Dirge, I get my check this coming up Tuesday so as soon as I get that I'll drop your books in the mail. I apologize for taking so long on that.