Moky's Leukemia Chronicles…and Beyond!

I bet you’ve been wanting an update… by auntiesistersteph
December 9, 2009, 3:14 pm
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Last time we saw Mark in Houston, there was much of the same going on:

Daily Meds

In his final month he had many visitors: Jon, Karla, Margo, Mema & Maria.  Everyone was so supportive of Mark and his needs….but he was getting restless and ready to go home:

Enough Already!

There seemed to be some visible signs of changes to come:

Look closely for the "5 o'clock Shadow"

Then………tick, tick, tick…….December 2nd rolled around!

First Step: Catheter Removal

Then it was off to meet with the Dr to get the approval to leave Texas.

In the waiting room....waiting.....waiting......

Here is Mark with Dr. Parmar – the wonderful doctor that directed his care:

Mark & Dr. Parmar

She said, “oh yes Mark, you can go home now but you’ll be back in two weeks”

Back to the apartment at the AMLI to pack up and wait for Matt to take him to the airport.

Killing time

Matt arrived and it was off to the airport and headed home!

BUH...BYE!!!! (Don't let the door hit you.....")

Well needless to say, there have been many heroes in this great adventure: Toni, Dr. Parmar, Matt & Marie (what would we have done without you two?), family caregivers and especially Hero Mark who endured it all.  Thanks for all the prayers, financial help and letters & gifts.  Let’s hope 2010 brings continued healing.


Meanwhile on the other side of town…. by auntiesistersteph
November 5, 2009, 12:12 pm
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It was a rousing Halloween for the Michnovicz clan not holed up at the AMLI.  Taking on a great twist for the popular Mac vs PC tv commercial, here are Randy & Elena:


I'm a PC - I'm a Mac

It’s uncanny how perfectly outfitted they are for their respective computer alliance!  Here they are about to hit the road for hopefully, a bounty!


Going Trick or Treating

Well, was it worth it?  Let the picture answer that:


If you think I'm going to share, well you better think otherwise!

Looks like they had a great time!

Moky has Visitors! by auntiesistersteph
October 18, 2009, 12:20 pm
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Uncle Moky had some Dallas visitors on Friday and they brought him a lovely lunch:

Moky, Melissa and Clara - where is Ellie?

Moky, Melissa and Clara - where is Ellie?

Looks like it might be a bit tough to eat that food with the mask on, Uncle Moky.  After lunch Moky showed the girls what he has to do to assemble his daily pills:

No worries, the wine glass holds the pills!

No worries, the wine glass holds the pills!

Moky visited with Paula and wrote some letters:

Paula and masked Moky

Paula and masked Moky

Not to be outdone, but every photographer has to capture Moky at his finest:



Well another vistor departs from the Amli – thanks for coming by!

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Gift from the Heart by auntiesistersteph
October 14, 2009, 10:15 am
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Mema’s quilting group, Sweet Charity made this gorgeous quilt as a surprise for Moky.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  It’s even stitched with a message that reads, “Marky Mark, Get Well”. 

Big enough to wrap up in!
Big enough to wrap up in!

Simply Beautiful!

QUIZ! by auntiesistersteph
October 13, 2009, 9:46 am
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The following is a quiz on transportation to the hospital – reliable transportation, that is.  See if you can pick the winner:

Sitting at the Shuttle Stop at 7009 Almeda

Sitting at the Shuttle Stop at 7009 Almeda

Hmmmm………waiting…….and waiting………….hmmmm………

Then there’s this:

Matt's friend lent the household a truck.

Matt's friend lent the household a truck.

So which do you think it is?  Give up?  Do you want me to tell you?

Guess you’ll just have to come to Houston to find out for yourself!

Bald is Beautiful by auntiesistersteph
October 9, 2009, 11:39 am
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So what do you think?


It’s a little weird now, without the lashes and eyebrows – but it’s still Moky!


Is that a little facial hair we’re starting to see?  Moky, are you shaving????!!!

Who wants to know?

Who wants to know?

Ok, ok – I get it.  Stop bugging you! 

I said, put the camera away ... NOW!

I said, put the camera away ... NOW!

Here he is getting his saline & magnesium.  This is something he’s capable of doing and is used to doing at the apartment, but every few days he goes back into the hospital for them to do it.

Almost done.

Almost done.

Well, that’s enough for now.  Better go catch the bus back to the car.  We’re headed home for the day:

Waiting for the Bus

By the way, Happy Birthday, santo once!

Let’s Take a Tour! by auntiesistersteph
October 7, 2009, 1:24 pm
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I bet you’ve been anxious to see Moky’s apt.  Here is Moky at his front door, inviting you to “come take a look”

Front Door

You want to see the front of my apt complex?  Here it is:


7009 Almeda:


The best part of the day is when Moky sees that he has Mail!


Walking back to the apt here’s what you see: the pool!


Well, he’s getting pooped so he needs to get back inside.  Here’s on the way back into the apt:


Back inside, it’s time to get his pills together and get ready for some rest.


Hope you enjoyed your tour!