Wednesday, June 25, 2008

another update

Just wanted to give a quick update. Garage sale was a success. We got rid of alot of stuff!!

Donnie has been feeling pretty good. Last round of chemo didn't knock him down quite as hard as some of the previous. But you know how Donnie is, he will work right on thru it even if it does. He has been quite busy at work so he is pretty tired but other than that, seems to be handling this last round pretty well.

I am anxious waiting for his next appointment. We go July 7th for tests and results on the 8th. I am hopeful but nervous still!!

We are going on vacation with the kids next month. We have a house in Destin we will be gone from July 19-26. We are going with Lisa and Todd and their kids and Gina and Todd and their kids. It should be alot of fun. We are going to enjoy some lazy days hanging out as a family. I think that we need that right now.

Caley has started walking. She is getting around pretty good. She still tries to run and falls but she is getting better. If she wants to get somewhere fast she will still crawl. She is so cute doing the "Frankenstein" walk that they do until they master walking.

Well nothing else to report here.
Love to all
Keep praying

Friday, June 20, 2008


Just a quick note to update. Donnie seems to be feeling ok so far with this treatment. He had the pump removed yesterday and is so glad. he hates carrying that thing around and I don't blame him. He is tired. As usual he isn't sleeping very well. Other than that, nothing new to
Garage sale has been busy. Will still be there tomorrow if anyone is interested in coming by!
Keep praying
love to all

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Garage Sale this weekend

Just wanted to post so everyone would know about our garage sale!!!

HUGE GARAGE SALEFri and Sat. June 20 & 21
Villa Galvez off Hwy 44
Toys, Household, Baby Stuff
Kitchen, Books, Pool Table
Holiday and sooo much more!!
7:00 a.m. till………..

We will also have
Team Donnie Shirts
And Stop Cancer shirts


Monday, June 16, 2008

on the road again

Just a note to update. We will be leaving this afternoon for Houston. Donnie has bloodwork tomorrow morning at 8:00 and chemo at 10:00. It will be a long 2 days. It will actually be a long week. We are preparing for our garage sale that will be Friday and Saturday. Started working on getting stuff ready this weeked. We have a WHOLE LOT of stuff. It will be alot of work but I hope it turns out well.
I will update after we get back.
Love to all
keep praying

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Just wanted to update. Donnie had a decent weekend. He was able to play golf so that made him happy. Doesn't seem like he has been able to play much so I am glad he got to go. He feels ok with the exception of the mouth sores from the chemo. Makes it hard for him to eat. He said if that is the worse side affect he has, he will take it. It could always be worse.
Me and Caley went to the bone marrow drive for Trevor Vampram on Saturday. He is a student at St Amant Hight School who is fighting leukemia. I think it was a success!!!
Not much else going on. Donnie goes back to MD Anderson for chemo again on June 17th which is next Tuesday. Going every 2 weeks is hard. He doesn't have time to "bounce back" from one and he has to go for another. I suspect it may get harder on him as we go along the more chemo that he has.
Well nothing else new to report.
Will post when I have more news.
Love to all
keep praying

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Somebody stop the world

I know that I posted this back in January when I wrote it but I have really been feeling this way alot lately. thought I would share again.

Somebody Stop the world

Somebody stop the world,
I want to go back.

I want to go back ,
Before cancerTurned our world upside down.

I want to go back
this wasn't supposed to happen to us,
not to you .

I want to go back ,
To our carefree daysAnd future plans.

I want to go back
before doctors and chemo and losing your hair

I want to go back,
When you were so strong
You seemed invincible

I want to go back,
When I didn't cry every dayfor fear of losing you.

I want to go back ,
To where people didn't avoid meBecause they don't know what to say.

I want to go back ,
To when we still had forever
And weren't living on borrowed time.

I want to go back ,
To a point in my lifeI wasn't so angry with God.

It wasn't that long ago,
Though it seems like forever
Somebody stop the world,
I want to go back…………………


Ascension Magazine

I don't know if any of you saw the May edition of the Ascension Magazine but this is the letter that they posted for me along with a collage of pictures from that benefit. Special thanks to Mike Strong for covering and promoting the benefit for us.

The Reynolds family would like to say Thank You to everyone who contributed to making “A Day for Donnie” an overwhelming success. Ascension Parish has proven once again that they are second to none when it comes to supporting one of their own. The day could not have been a success without the help of the many volunteers who donated their time and the many individuals and businesses who made donations. Thank you to all of the cooks for spending their day cooking such delicious food. Special thanks to Billboard, Coozan, Raisin Cain and Trent Bourgeois w/ Fly By Nite for providing such great entertainment for the day.
We would like to thank all of our friends, family and our community for their generosity and the love and support that has been shown to us during this difficult time. Words can’t express how much it means to us. We are truly touched by everyone’s kindness. God Bless You
Donnie, Robin, Shantel, Justin, Courtney and Caley

Again we would like to express our thanks to all of our friends at the Gonzales Country Club for putting together the Team Donnie golf tournament and our friends at Q-Balls for putting together the Team Donnie pool tournament.
We are blessed to live in a community that is so willing to support their own.

Thank you to all of our friends and family for supporting us the way you do.

God Bless


Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Donnie got home last night. He and Kim left Sunday afternoon for Houston. Kim works shift work and was kind enough to offer to bring Donnie when he is off. It helps that I don't have to miss as much work. I still hate him going without me . But anyway. It was a long trip for him as usual but he got his bloodwork and chemo and is home with his pump. He will get that taken off tomorrow. Seems to feel ok so far but probably still too early to tell. Hopefully, it won't get him down too bad. He will then go back June 17th for his next round.

Courtney got her drivers permit this morning. She is thrilled to say the least. I am sure she will be offering to drive me everywhere. She isn't a bad driver but still has her moments that she makes me nervous.

Well nothing else new on the homefront. Will update when I have more news.

Keep praying
love to all

Sunday, June 1, 2008

another day

I met an amazing family this weekend. Although, I wish the circumstances that I met them would be different. I went to a blood drive for Robbie Savoy. He was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer too.The good news is that it was caught much earlier than Donnie's. I met him, his wife Judy and his oldest daughter Nicole. It was awesome to see so many people come out to support them in their blood drive. It is also very hard to see such great people have to go thru this. They are no stranger to esophageal cancer as Robbie's brother died of it last year. Still I feel their pain and their fear as they fight the fight. Robbie reminded me alot of Donnie. I don't know him very well at all but I know enough to know that he is a good man. And again it makes me angry that he and Donnie have to go thru this. I have my faith but their are days I question why people so good have to face such an awful disease. It just doesn't seem fair. There are serial killers walking the street in perfect health but good people are suffering. I know that God has a plan for all of us. It is just hard for me to see it right now. I just know that all I can do is take one day at a time and cherish the time that I have with my family. If I try to think ahead any farther, it is too much to bear. I am realistic of how hard a fight this will be as this cancer is not going to just go away quietly. But again, one day at a time is all any of us can do.
Donnie has gone to Houston to MD Anderson for chemo. He didn't go alone. One of our friends went with him as to help so I don't have to miss as much work. He will be home tomorrow night. He will do 4 hours of chemo in the hospital and come home with his pump for 2 days. I pray every day that this chemo is working and we will get good reports next month when he goes for his next scan. I will update when I know more.
Love to all
keep praying