Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A quick note

Hi Everyone,

First, I want to say thank you for all of your prayers and good thoughts. We finally heard some good news that we have all been hoping for. Trisha still has a challenging journey ahead of her. With that said, I just wanted to publish a quick note about visiting the Barretts over the next few months. As you may or may not know, the chemo drugs put Trisha at a high risk for infection; her immune system will be weaker than it normally is. Please do not come over if you or your kids are sick. Also, there is hand sanitizer right outside her front door and on the inside - please use this. It's for you! :D


P.S. Keep posting comments on the blog - Trisha and Oak read through all of them and it definitely helps them get through this challenging time.


Lori Watson said...


Please know that the Watson family is thinking of you, Oak and Caden and sending you tons of love and healing hugs. We'll stay in touch via this blog and, of course, Claudia's detailed e-mails.

Carrie Gann said...

Finally, something I can comment on!! Yes, hand sanitizer is very important. People and kids are dirty! Pets are not! Pets are clean! Bella is clean! Banner is clean! KiKi Marie is clean!
I will install the hand sanitizer on Friday. Maybe I can post a sign that says, "All who enter will be cleansed" or "It's a cleansing moment"! Please make sure that it is anti bacterial with no alcohol sanitizer - we don't want to poison the little kids, or do we?!?!

Love, Carrie
Happily not recovering O.C.D. patient

The G Family said...

I heard about what you are going through through a good friend of mine that knows your mom. I have breast cancer as well and I am being treated at Stanford and my Oncologist is Dr. Carlson. I just want to say, Stanford is the place to be and Mr. Carlson is WONDERFUL!!!! If you ever need to talk, have questions, whatever please feel free to contact me My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so happy you received good news yesterday and I hope your chemo went well. You WILL beat this!!!



Anonymous said...

Trisha and family,

Soooooo happy to hear about the good news yesterday! Stay strong and positive! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers...

Love, Torres Family

Monique said...

Hi Trish,

I wanted to let you know that my family and I have you in our prayers. Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,

Monique Perez Jones (From Stanford Hospital Benefits)

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!!! I am so deliriously happy. Thank you, Lord, for hearing our prayers. We will keep them going unceasingly!


Anonymous said...

Great news, Pat! Remember the doctors are treating you but God will heal you! Matt, Char, Jt and I have you and your entire family in our prayers. I love you!
Nik PS Banner is a little dirty!

Yvonne said...

Such great news that you posted!!! I know that I don't know Trish and Oak very well, but I feel like I do through you, Cerena. You have nothing but wonderful things to say about them and it makes me feel that much closer to them. Trish, Oak and family, you're in my prayers and me and my family wish you nothing but the best!! You'll get through this and you'll be stronger than ever!

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to hear the good news! I kept checking... You will fight this one step at a time, and you will become stronger. Rob, Cade and I are with you every step.

JB/Go-Go Mommy said...

Hi Trisha,
What beautiful photos - thanks for sharing! Caden is just too cute. I want to reach out and pinch those cheeks!

So glad to read the news about your scans. You know that Ken, Emily, Brigitte and I are behind you at every step. Just let us know when Caden would like to meet for a playdate or a park date. We'd love to help you get your rest.

Here's a great website to check out regarding "WhyMommy" and her experience with IBC:
She's got a great support network that's available to you if you need it.

All our best,
The Branigans

Anonymous said...

I know this is a fight neither of you signed up for, and I would imagine a bit pissed about (I would be). I can probably speak for most of us on this board, wish we could take a piece of the fight on for you. Trish, you are strong, have a FANTASTIC husband and strong support system. You can do this!!!! I know you can. Catherine