Carpe Diem Party for Mom – Save the Date!

You’re invited! 
Memorial Day weekend marks the one year anniversary from my Mom’s cancer diagnosis.  We’ve had a trend of good news the last few months, and it is high time that we had a celebration.
My plan is to bring together many of the people who have and continue to care for, think of, and pray for Mom over the last year.  I’ve got to think that part of the reason she is doing so well is that she has such a wonderful community of people who love her and who are bolstering hope.

So let’s get together to celebrate Margot!

Date: Saturday, May 27 (Memorial day weekend)
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Place: Token Creek Park, Shelter #5 (just north of Madison on Hwy 51)

For directions, click on the link below.
RSVP to adotzour@gmail.com or 608-223-9539..
Yay!  I love parties!
~Althea

The entrance to Token Creek Park is on Highway 51, one-half mile north of I-90/94.  It is on your right, just after the Pine Cone filling station. Shelter #5 is toward the back of the park.  Follow the road up the hill and keep your eye open for balloons!
A map is included below. If you have other questions, please give me a call.
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Weekend at Jack’s was great!

August 7:  We just got back from a wonderful weekend at Jack’s house on the Wisconsin River.  We had 14 people there this year.
Mom and Andrew and I stayed home during the annual float this time, but that didn’t diminish the fun we all had.  Photos of the weekend are in the gallery.

Our Pooch is Sick

Just after Andrew was born, we discovered a lump on April’s nose.
It was about the size of a walnut and was located on her gums just above her right canine tooth.  On Monday (July 25), she had surgery to have the lump removed.  We were hoping it was an infected abscess on the tooth, but it turns out that it was a tumor.  Got the news from the vet today that it was a fibrosarcoma.

This type of cancer doesn’t tend to metastasize (spread), but it does have a fairly high rate of reoccurrence.  From doing a brief tour of info on the web, it looks like surgery (which she has already had) and radiation are the most common treatment options.  We should be talking with April’s vet about her treatment and prognosis.

We’re sad to know that our puppy is sick, but she’s feeling great now, so we’ll just take a page from April’s book and enjoy today with as much vigor as sleep deprived new parents can muster.

Yay! A website!

Sending a big thanks to Ben and Melanie for setting up our website for us.  We’re really excited to have this as a forum for sharing photos and stories of our expanding family.