Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We would like to thank all of you that attended Wilroy's service. It was such an outpouring of family and friends that would have made Wilroy so proud. We are all going to miss him in our own little way. He touched us all in so many ways. Please keep your memories alive in your hearts for such a wonderful kind man that lived his life his way. You either went along for the ride or stayed home and he often said "If your not the lead dog the scenery never changes". Many of you went along for the ride and what a ride he took us all on. Love and prayers to all of you. Keep in touch.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

As the days travel along...Wilroy traveled to the other side Wednesday morning.
In true Wilroy fashion he did it his way and left us disbelieving that our time with him is gone.
He was truly one of a kind with a heart of gold that touched many peoples lives. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten.

We will receive friends at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.

In Lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to the Peninsula Rescue Mission at P. O. Box 377, Newport News, VA 23607.

Thanks for all your thoughts, concerns and prayers

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wilroy's breathing became very labored late yesterday and has been admitted to Riverside. He's in Intensive Care. I will let you know what they say today later tonight on the blog after I get home from the hospital. He's having a really hard time right now. Love to all of you for your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, June 8, 2009

It was a nice restful weekend for the most part. He had visitors from family, friends and co-workers. He really enjoyed sitting on the front porch taking in the beautiful weather we had all weekend. All of this culminated into a very restless night last night. If I didn't know better one would think there was an infant in the house that has it's days and nights turned around. Today starts the second full week of treatment with Chemo at 11 and radiation at 3:30. He fortunately hasn't experienced any of the side effects that goes along with all his treatments, so far. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, June 5, 2009

One more radiation treatment today and he gets a break for the weekend. It's been a good week considering that it's his first full week of treatments. He's managed to stay on course but has been very tired. This is not unexpected. His biggest challenge now is his appetite. Now that he's been given the OK to eat anything he wants he doesn't want anything. As some of you know he's a very picky eater and it's just gotten worse. He continues his ice cream regimen 3 times a day with a supplement of jello, banana with peanut butter and coffee. Although the supplements are very very small at least he's eating a little. We have gotten in a little routine now and after radiation he likes to go for a ride in the car. I have taken him to Yorktown through some of the scenic byways and down the parkway. He always enjoys the scenery. We actually came upon a family of swans and their babies. Now, those are some ugly ducklings that grow into beautiful swans. We both appreciate every one's concerns, prayers, cards and comments. Thanks to all of you for including us in your thoughts.

Monday, June 1, 2009

It's been a long day but we both have managed to get through it without to many problems or issues. YEA!!! The radiation Dr. got the last of the marks lined up and he goes for the "gusto" tomorrow. His radiation is for 6 weeks at 3:15 Monday - Friday. Between his appointments I took him to Dairy Queen for a small hot fudge sundae (lunch). Then on to Chemo. His appointment was at 1:00 and we left at 5:30. He talked with Dr Mattern, they went over his procedures and then they ran 5 different bags of "stuff" through his picc. He managed to sleep through most of it. His appointment for that is every Monday at 11:00 am for 16 weeks. It shouldn't take that long next time. She said it usually takes about 3 hours. He may possibly feel a little rough in about 3 - 4 days but then maybe not. They said everyone is different. So, hopefully he will be one of the ones that will go through it fairly easy. I have him settled in for the night. Hopefully we will have a restful night.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's been a good and relaxing weekend. We haven't had any problems. He's ate ice cream, jello and some steak. We enjoyed seeing his son (Bill) and wife (Betty Lou) along with that old gray headed man that comes with Wanda, John Gatewood. It's been nice that he was able to visit and relax a little before the start of his chemo and radiation on Monday. We appreciate all the cards and prayers. We are staying positive and taking them one day at a time.