Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dance Light as my Heart Lays Under Your Feet

It has been a month now since I have last posted.

Megan has had some physical problems. Her cervix is still thinning out, though the baby is now about 1.5 lbs. and could survive if he were to be born now. Megs is taking hormones to stop labor as much as possible, and the doctors are monitoring her every week with sonograms.

She had to have her throat cauterized as it was bleeding, and at night time bleeding into her lungs. The docs think it is from her hiatal hernia (which she may have gotten from being blown out of a Humvee in Iraq from an explosion) which is exacerbated by her pregnancy, complicated by the radiation she had. No painkillers, and for a week she was pretty uncomfortable.

I will be heading down there in three weeks to see my girls again. Dole is far far away in the mountains of Afghanistan and can only call home once a week. No Internet in the mountains either.

Megan had to move, and may have to move again. Hurray for the glories of on-base housing, but I won't get into that.

The photo tonight is a piece that I am entering in a show called "Touched by Cancer". This piece is called Hope for Megan, and tonight's blog title is a verse from a poem I found in an antique book. I cried while making both this piece and the piece for my father, but it was OK as the tears soothe the pain and they are tears of love.


Show opens saturday night at Backstage productions in Kingston NY. Email me for more information.


Blogger elebelly & mommy said...

Patti, I'm so sorry to hear about Megan's battle with LMS. I haven't yet read your other posts but definitely plan to...those of us touched by LMS need to stick together and keep working toward more awareness. Life just isn't fair. I will keep Megan in my prayers.

Teresa (

10:19 AM  
Blogger elebelly & mommy said...

Patti, It sounds like your family is very blessed and I hope the remainder of Megan's pregnancy goes well. Take care, and "slay the dragon".

8:12 PM  

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