Amos returned from the colonoscopy at 6:30pm after not being able to eat all day while waiting for an open time slot. They returned him in terrible pain crying out for help. The nurses are scrambling to get him some fast acting pain meds.
They said there were lots of leisons in the rectal vault causing the bleeding. They said they took tons of samples for testing.
There appears to be no cancer in the upper section above the ostomy but there is hard stool there blocking the path for food. I wish the doctor would have cleared it but he didn’t for some reason.
With all of this, a massive show of love has been directed to our family and we are feelin’ it. It wasn’t just today but started a few nights ago with a Heavenly Hug blanket made by my friend Carol. It has kept us warm in the freezing hospital all week.
We then had my niece Aubree taking care of my kids followed by Christy then Phoebe. We had my nephew Josh come to visit.
Christy told me that when she stayed the night with my kids this week, Porter got all the girls up early had family prayer with them then hugged them all before he left for school. My sister didn’t expect that from a 16 year old and we both had a good cry over it.
Char is all over the incredible TeamAmos bracelet extravaganza! Get them while they’re hot! That woman has such a huge heart.
We have had almost exactly the dollar amount of donations to make up for missed work this week and it all came from strangers.
Sean came today and said he arranged for a movie fundraiser for us. This time it’s on opening week of the new Star Wars Movie in December and the theatre is donating all the seats to #TeamAmos!
Josh and Ron both came today to update Amos on ward stuff and bring me a cookie. 🍪
Whitney is cooking dinner for my kids who are being taken care of by my sister’s family and Lisa is bringing dinner to me at the hospital. Wow!
The starvation caused a huge lack of energy later in the day for Amos and I had to turn away almost a dozen visitors including some of Amos’s favorite people. Please know that we love you dearly even if Amos didn’t get to see you today.
We got news that Grandpa Dean and Grandma Connie are flying in from Florida soon. AND Tom and Paije are coming too! Yay! Amos misses his family.
We also got news that JesterZ Comedy Club has invited us to be guests this weekend to see Jason Gray from Studio C!! Our favorite. I hope Amos will be well enough to join us at his favorite Mesa hot spot.
Lastly, we felt your love through many messages from strangers all over the world for Evie Clair like this one;
YOU ARE SO AWESOME SWEETHEART!!!
This year, my vote, my hopes, my prayers, and my heart are on YOU! You and your beautiful parents are REAL and, everytime I see all of you on AGT, the results are the same: this old man is left in total AWE and with tears streaming down his face. I’m saving Youtube videos of your performances, so I can return to them and enjoy the experience again and again.
I have a fifteen-year-old daughter and she’s not the easiest person in the world to please. (Imagine that. A difficult teenager!) But she also loves your voice, the way you interpret the songs you sing, and she also realizes that, when YOU sing a well known song, Evie, you don’t strain to put artificial bends and twists on it, the way so many divas and would-be divas do today. You don’t have to. When YOU interpret a song, it flows through your being, through your warm and gentle girl’s heart, and exits your mouth sounding fresh and new and wonderfully beautiful. That’s magic and a GIFT from God that cannot be imitated. You either have it, it’s either real or not.
Please tell your dad that I, too, have cancer. I have prostate cancer, which they say was caught early. My doctors expect a good outcome. I know what the three of you are going through right now. My greatest fear, as a single parent, is that I will be taken away from my little girl, before she’s ready to face that big, busy, demanding world out there, on her own, without me.
It’s so very gratifying that you loveyour father so much and are literally immersing him in that very special daughter’s love, right now. He needs that, Evie, and appreciates it and you so very much.
I know my daughter and I won’t be able to see you perform live but, please know that we and so many millions of other people out there ARE following you, your family, your dad and wishing all of you nothing but pure LOVE and success.
Larry & Sarah Sanchez