January 20, 2013 - Wonder Woman Update
Friends and Family
Joey has now completed 14 out of 25 Radiation treatments- she is more than half-way through! Her daily routine still involves long trips to Johns Hopkins and chemotherapy everyday. She is very, very tired but wants to say “Thank You” for all the cards and well wishes. She also really enjoys the pictures that have been posted on the Wonder Woman Tour 2013 facebook page… keep them coming!
Joey’s visiting nurse and therapy appointments are everyday starting around 8-9am. Soon after these appointments (11am), Kev and Joey hit the road for Johns Hopkins. Radiation treatments and other appointments with the oncology team keep her in Baltimore for a good part of the day. Including travel a typical day is about 10hrs long. Needless to say, very tiring.
On Friday (1/18) we finally met Susan, her speech therapist. Susan did a baseline assessment. Joey did pretty well and was extremely tired after the session. Kevin had developed a communication board to help Joey express her thoughts. The speech therapist was so impressed with Kev’s creativity that she asked if he would share parts of it. Of course, Kev agreed and Joey laughed
Beth, the occupational therapist, will start her first treatment with Joey on Monday.
Nirvani, Joey’s physical therapist, is simply wonderful to work with.
We are very pleased with the professionalism and compassion that we have received at every appointment.
Your daily help, support, warm thoughts, and prayers keep them strong.
Joey and Kevin love you all very much!