Thank Goodness it’s Monday

They say things come in threes. We are glad it’s Monday. Last weekend’s triple-header was a little overwhelming.

On Saturday, I was in the BMT clinic receiving my daily meds and had a low-grade fever.  The fever wasn’t high enough to be admitted, but while Paul and I sat in the infusion room, we received a call that Megan had fallen 15 feet off a rope swing at a friends cabin and had broken her femur.

The paramedics took Megan to Primary Children’s Hospital and five hours of surgery, one titanium rod, three screws, and a few stitches later, she was back together.

While Paul was waiting outside Megan’s operating room, my fever had spiked and the doctors asked me to check into the University of Utah  Hospital BMT Intensive Care Unit. By 7 p.m. Saturday night Megan was out of surgery and both Megan and I were checking into our hospital rooms at the same time.  By late Saturday night and into Sunday, my fevers were running in a four hour cycle of spiking at 104, bringing it down with Tylenol and rising again as the Tylenol wore off.

Back in Mexico, our youngest Neal had developed a severe croup and was having difficulty breathing. It was one year ago, that Paul made a 2 a.m. visit to a Mexico emergency room for Neal’s croup. Last night his little voice could barely eek out “Dad, I’m sick”. Croup is manageable if you know what to do, but if you don’t,  it can be scary. Tami was briefed on croup and our friends in Mexico came over for additional training on how to make a steam tent, which medicines to give him and gave Neal a blessing.


Paul's Daily Walk


Paul did what Paul does best. He remained calm and took care of his family. The only bonus for him was the skywalk connecting the University of Utah Hospital with Primary Children’s Hospital. For the next three days, Paul walked back and forth between the hospitals, checking on his high-maintenance  girls.

Needless to say, the angels living among us kicked into high gear.  Esther and James took care of Megan’s paramedic transport to the hospital and stayed to make sure she was in good hands.  Sondra and her husband came up to help. Sharon thought of everything and brought it, taking turns caring for me and Megan. Our dear friend Parley Williams, was the resident on duty at the Primary Children’s Hospital and was one of the doctors watching over Megan.

Megan had many visitors with wonderful care packages; Nancy and Dusty, Kristin and Sadie, Joel and Lani and their daughters, Jayson and Michelle and Alysia and Sean and their kids, and the Peery family.

Thank you for your great love and support. We are the recipients of love in action.

Paul and Jenny

6 thoughts on “Thank Goodness it’s Monday

  1. Dear Jenny,
    I just found out about your cancer and am so sorry I didn’t know sooner, but will include you in my daily prayers. I know what you and Paul are going through……God bless you….
    love Jill Itri

  2. Jenny,
    I think of you so often. I don’t know what your schedule of treatments are, but if there is ever a time that I could come and visit you I would love too. I am grateful to have found your blog. I am so sorry that Megan is having to know go through all that will be required of her to heal. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you or Megan. You have such a special place in my heart. I have always know of your strength and realize that if we are not given more than we can handle, the strength you have is incredible. When I visit the temple and each night my prayers are with you and your sweet family. I will continue to follow your blog. I hope you know of my love for you.
    Lynette Weaver

  3. Jenny I love reading your comments. Everything you say is so profound! You are so right about what you have control of. No matter what our situation we all have to decide what we have control of and what we want to control. This goes into not just enduring to the end, but enduring WELL to the end. Then includes having a great attitude also. You are AMAZING Jenny. I am proud to say you are a friend. How has this treatment been going? I still want to come see you and go to lunch or something. I am so happy you had a really great week-end with your family.

  4. Hi Jenny,
    I know you can’t have visits now, but please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you or Megan.

    I don’t know what your schedule of treatments are, but if there is ever a time that I could come and visit you I would love too.
    again my number is 801-208-1132 you can call me anytime.
    I miss going there let me know when I can start cooking for us again…
    love you

  5. WOW! What a week. I hope things are looking brighter. I’m not sure how you feel out holistic stuff but Cindy Perry started doing some essential oils and they work really well. There is one called Breath that is great for Asthma and croup. There is also one called Frankincense that has been proven to kill cancer cells. I’ve used the breath and it works really well for allergy’s. Cindy and I have been thinking of you and she would love to pass along some samples but isn’t sure how to get them to you. Give me a call if you are interested! 801-568-7048. We love you and your family and are praying for you!

  6. Jenny, I am so sorry for what happened. You are so strong, and your family is amazing! This summer Ethan fell 17 feet from our tree in August, and we have had other tramatic things happen. Those times seem to all come at once! It can be overwhelming sometimes. This quote has helped me through this summer and I just wanted to share it.

    Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Author Unknown

    I just wanted you to know you were in our families thoughts and prayers.

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