His Journey with Cancer

Congratulations to this years NHL Alumni Ace Bailey Award for Courage our man Earl!!!!!

Darby and I (along with 26 others) were there to accept the award for him. It was a grand event, but could never compare to the grandness of Heaven.

Dec. 19, 2007

Round 4 Complete---ONE more to go!!!

HI Everyone,
Earls is home from hospital and has now got only 1 treatment left. His week went very well and was pretty much uneventful. His hemoglobin was a bit low, but did not require any treatment, so that was great. Earl had an interesting roommate and at the end of a day, requested a move himself. I know its not funny when you are sick, but I haven't laughed so hard in a very long time (behind a closed curtain...I must say). They did a CT scan and the results were good, stating that everything looked good....YIPEE! Earl was supposed to go back in on New Year's Eve, but Dr. Wong wants him to celebrate the new year at home and also to celebrate his 20th b-day which is January 2nd at home also. He will return on the eve of January 3 for hydration and resume his chemo on January 4th. He still welcomes visitors, and this being his last treatment....maybe we can encourage him to stay awake.
We want to wish everyone who reads this a very Merry Christmas and a 2008 that is Healthy Happy and full of Peace and Joy.
Love Debbie, Earl and Darby

Dec. 10, 2007

Earl gets Mobile

Earl is working very hard at his physio! It feels funny, but he is making great strides at building up the strength in his new leg. Somedays, we have to hold him back, because if we don't he works too hard and then pays the price later.

Round 3

Hi Everyone,
Earl is back in hospital tonight and getting hydrated for chemo tomorrow. Hopefully all will go much better this time than last time. We have had a busy few weeks with Earl at home. We started to get our Christmas Shopping done and started decorating also....(it takes me a few days to get the christmas decor just right) Earl was happy to get a few gifts and is really getting into the spirit of Christmas, especially after our city lights tour, caroling at a Linden woods Manor and a visit to the Hudson's Bay downtown store. This trip downtown has become a tradition for Earl and I since he moved into our home and family.

Earls is anxiously awaiting the completion of his chemo, but I remind him that we won't know for sure what will happen next until after they run some tests, to see if the chemo is being effective. At our latest visit to the surgeon who did Earl's revision to clean out the infection, the Dr. pointed out something of concern in the most recent x-rays. There appears to be some excessive bone regrowth at the the site where the prosthetic fits into the femur. He was not sure what this could mean and has sent the images off to Dr. Wunder in Toronto. We sit and wait to hear what this means. There is also a bit of concern about something seen in the ultra sound that was taken when Earl was in hospital 3 weeks ago. Hopefully this week will provide some answers.

Please continue to keep Earl in your prayers.
for Earl, Debbie

Getting to know Earl

Getting to know Earl
Earl and the Kickers

Earl's Trip To Minnie

Earl's Trip To Minnie

Checking out the New Guys

Checking out the New Guys
Earl and Paul Lapolice

Earl Cook

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