Arthur Bear

Arthur Bear

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A long awaited update

This long awaited update comes in the spirit of  love. The love that one feels for all that touch their lives so deeply. Our lives have been touched by many loving and caring people. These people are as varied as the fall leaves outside. Some of these people are family, friends, co-workers, teachers, acquaintances and some complete strangers. People have reached out to help when we didn't know if we could continue this long and painful journey. To see us unite in such a powerful way brings hope and faith to the heart.
Even though this journey is still unfolding, just knowing that so many of you are praying for us keeps us strong when we feel weak.
Arthur has been healing well from his surgery.
First the surgeon's took a bone from Arthur's leg, then they removed the tumerous bone in his arm and replaced it with the bone from his leg.
The update on the surgery is he is walking well on his leg, his arm is still in a full cast but he is using his fingers and shoulder. So far the progress has been good.
Chemo update: After the surgery he had one round of chemo, he was due to have his second round on September 13  this has not happened because his blood platelets are low and the doctors cannot proceed until these come up. Arthur has been able to be home for sometime now. He still requires around the clock care and the family gets very little sleep. Arthur loves being home with his family.
Staying strong in the healing power of prayer,
 Arthur and The Blankenship family

Cherokee Prayer Blessing
May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.

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