Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 1, 2013

My hotel is right by Reliant Field where the Texans play football. They have had training camp all week for fans to watch and perhaps meet their favorite player. The traffic getting by the field has been crazy. The event is usually over by 11:00 am. I suppose you have to get an early start to beat the heat.
Casey continues to be doing well. Our walks have been indoors, this hospital is big enough to get a long walk inside. Yesterday we found a Fuzion frozen yogurt stand, a restaurant with a lounge and live band. We had to hurry back for his scheduled blood draw, but will time things differently today. I have my day planned, first stop waterfall cafe for a strawbrry salad, then to Fuzion for dessert, and then listen to some live entertainment and perhaps some shopping. This hospital is like a small city, complete with a hotel, several cafes, laundry, hair salon (for patients only), gift shops, libraries, and of course all of those annoying labs for MRI's, doctor visits, bone marrow biopsy, and chemo infusion. This doctor stuff can get in the way. I never would plan an MD Anderson vacation, but may a well make the best of the situatuion. Fortunately, Casey is feeling well enough for our excursions.
I went for a swim this morning at the hotel. A little girl who was by the pool yesterday was there again today. I estimate she is around 8 years old. She told me that she was quite impressed by my moves in the pool. Well it has been many years since I have been able to impress anyone with my moves. She quickly became my new best friend. We were racing in the pool, touching the bottom of the deep end, jumping in off the side. I asked her name, and she said "Debra". I felt like I was 7 again and playing with my sister who's name is also Debra.


  1. Peggy -
    Your humor never ceases to amaze me. Even in the midst of a hard time you manage to find the rainbows. I love reading your blogs and keeping up with Casey. The George's are praying for him and your whole family. God Bless. Lots of love coming your way.

  2. Thanks so much for the updates. A day seldom goes by that someone doesn't ask about Casey.
    Many prayers have been sent your way.

  3. that hospital sounds amazing with all that extra stuff. Glad that Casey can go the excurisions as well.