Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Mistie is now doing Chemo one day per week for about the next eight months......YUCK! She is starting to feel the effects of the treatment and is struggling with the things that seem like easy everyday tasks, but she keeps on trying and doing what she can it just is hard with a house full of kiddos... So for those of you who live in the area feel free to drop in and offer a helping hand!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Mistie has been getting quite sick from the radiation and chemo treatments but she is still fighting. Along with the expected malaise of radiation and chemo Mistie has also had the pleasure of spending time in the hospital because of dehydration (her throat was to soar to even drink) spending time in the hospital because of blood clots in the port, and to top it all off their youngest Laura spent several days in the hospital with pneumonia. Can you say month from heck...
With all this going on they are still able to recognize blessings, and look to the good things that they have been blessed with. Such as kind family and friends that have so generously donated time and or money. The great news is because of this they have been able to get a new washer and dryer (the washer was on it's last leg and they didn't have a dryer)(thanks - you know who you are) a new refrigerator (their last one didn't work Justin had to keep the freezer door propped open on the inside in order to keep the fridge portion cooled----kudos to Justin for thinking that one up) and the basement is finished with the exception of laying the carpet.
Justin and Mistie are so thankful and hopeful, because of each of you who have helped in which ever way, be it big or small, because of you they see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the medical bills that keep pouring in, they know that somehow there will be a way...
WOW I can hardly imagine the amount of faith that they have used and the amount of faith they are gaining through this hard time in their life!
We thank everyone who has helped and please if you have the means to help more now or in the future please do they need all the help we can find for them.
For those of you who are new to this blog you can use the link to the right "Little Hero's Foundation" to make tax deductible donation. When making donations you will see "Donation for:" and a drop down menu; select "General Donation".When you are filling out the information in the Address section under your address MAKE SURE to put "Justin and Mistie Myler" this is the only way to know where the money should be going. 100% of your donation will go to the Myler family and it is tax deductible. Please share this with everyone you know and THANK YOU for all your help and prayers for The Myler family!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
When making donations you will see "Donation for:" and a drop down menu; select "General Donation".
When you are filling out the information in the Address section under your address MAKE SURE to put "Justin and Mistie Myler" this is the only way to know where the money should be going. 100% of your donation will go to the Myler family and it is tax deductible. Please share this with everyone you know and THANK YOU for all your help and prayers for The Myler family!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Last week they did another MRI and tried to do a spinal tap (this is to determine whether or not the cancer cells have spread since this is one of the only types of cancer that spreads through the spinal fluid) unfortunately the hospital was unable to do the spinal tap because the tumor had pushed the brain and it hadn't returned to the proper place. So again it is the waiting game!
This delay in treatments has made it possible for Mistie to enjoy a Christmas at home with the children, all but Laura who is still at my house. But she gets to go home for a visit while my mom is there so that will be nice for her. When she is asked why she is at Aunt Lisa's house she says..... "Mommy's sick.... I go home when mommy feels better" she is doing great here with the knowledge that she is here while mommy is sick.
So many people have been so kind and we want to thank each one! Thank You! ! ! ! !
When I talked to Justin this morning he let me know that we could use their Pay Pal account for donations.... it is MistieMyler@hotmail.com you go to www.PayPal.com and click on the link that says "Send money to family and friends" enter the information and you are done...
I will also be working on getting an account set up through Wells Fargo hopefully this will happen in the next day or two.
Thank you everyone and please remember each other in your prayers!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Following a biopsy it was determined to be a very deadly form of cancer (Medulloblastoma) due to the invasive nature of the cancer it is going to require at least 6 weeks of Radiation (5 days per week) AND 6-8 months of Chemo therapy. She will be extremely sick & weak from the aggressive treatments & will need to stay in Cedar City for the radiation therapy and the beginning of her Chemo treatments. They are hoping to be able to complete her Chemo in Gunnison which would allow her to be with her husband and older children during this long an scary battle.
The discovery of cancer was the scariest thing they have faced together; however, this isn't the first or only illness they have ever dealt with as a family. Mistie and some of the children suffer from asthma which has lead to periodic hospitalizations and on going treatments. Justin has been struggling with migraine headaches and seizures the past several years, and yet he has still worked hard and been able to support his family.
These factors may seem small but when put together they have prevented them from being able to fix up their small 3 bedroom mobile home as quickly as they would have liked to. But it is theirs and they love it and it was sufficient for their needs until a few months ago when Mistie's aunt came to live with them.
Mistie’s aunt is a very kind person but suffers from several health conditions which require daily assistance so Justin and Mistie invited her to move in with their family. However with her moving in this has put their 3 sons out of a bedroom and they are now sleeping on the couch, recliner and floor in the small front room until they finish the basement.
Finishing the basement seemed like an easy thing to do, however, in light of what is now happening in their family the time and money has to be spent elsewhere. When the basement is finished there will be enough room for a bedroom and a food storage room. Right now the only entrance is from the outside so there needs to be some light carpentry work done so it can be accessed from within the home.
Both Justin and Mistie serve diligently in their respective callings in the church and refuse to let these problems get them down. However, as many of us know it can be consuming trying to do it all and with the fear of the unknown staring them in the face their time and efforts have just become more complicated. BUT their attitude is great “What good would it do to just sit in bed and cry”.
Despite their circumstances both Justin and Mistie have served each other, their children and their community. This is because of their love for each other and their love to serve others. They have blessed many lives because of their compassion and never have they expected a return. Their faith and determination WILL get them through this trial but family and friends can help ease the burdens. If we can lighten their load even a little it will be received with open arms. Please look in your hearts and if you are able to help even a little please do.
May you and your families be blessed during this holiday season and remember to cherish your loved ones and never take them for granted; we never know what the future may hold. Merry Christmas, and thank you!
Here is a WISH LIST Please help any way you can....
- Sheet rock
- nails and screws
- electrical supplies-wire, lights, outlets switches etc.
- tape and mud
- interior doors
- front door (size?)
- Wood for shelves
- curtains for two windows or material to sew matching sets
- Shower curtain
- wood for shelves and cupboards
- peel and stick tiles
I talked to Justin and Mistie and asked them to go and decide on colors and such, but they said it's alright, anything is good. After a little pestering Mistie did say "ok, anything but red, yellow and orange." So there it is, they will be very grateful for anything we can offer.
P.S. We are working on a way to accept cash donations too...