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Posted 2016-10-30T03:56:38Z


I took Penny to the dog party before heading to the hospital this morning. While we were there, Paul called to say that Luke had thrown up. Shortly after that though, Luke texted me to say he felt much better. Phew!

He was discharged around 11:30 this morning, and we went straight from the hospital to the Evanston farmers market. Paul, Kate, Penny and a couple of friends met us there. Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed at the Evanston market (they are at Glenview and Green City), so Luke and Penny just had a quick reunion before Paul took her to the car. I was really impressed with Luke's stamina after having been in bed most of the week. He picked a veggie and scrambled egg dish from the Mexican vendor (not crepes!) and went to shop while I waited in line. I saw him sampling cheeses and hot cocoa and chatting with vendors as I waited. Sadly, they ran out of the dish Luke wanted and his second choice (the mushroom, spinach feta tamale) by the time I got to the front of the line. He settled on a carrot, corn and bean tamale and some chips and guacamole. He enjoyed the food and the browsing. 

After the market, I was able to run to Glenbrook South to say goodbye to Timo and the rest of the German kids. I didn't get to see Timo much while he was here, but saying goodbye was still sad.

Luke hung out at home with the animals this afternoon, and a couple of visitors dropped off some really thoughtful gifts. We watched the Wildcats almost upset the Buckeyes. He and Kate met up with some of Luke's dog friends for a nice walk.

He had some roasted carrots and fingerling potatoes for dinner while we watched the Cubs. What a bummer! Luke's pretty sure they'll get the win tomorrow.

After a quick shower, Luke said, "This might not sound like a very healthy thing to say, but I'm really looking forward to getting into my bed." Sounds pretty healthy to me, buddy! Me too!

It's so nice that we're all under the same roof again. Thank you all again for everything!



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Comments (7)

  • Lisa Kennedy
    Lisa Kennedy

    I am so glad you guys had a good Saturday! I did too. These farmers markets that you go to sound so interesting. And the food that Luke is picking actually sounds good to me! Keep up the good work!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Andrea Davis
    Andrea Davis

    So glad you're all home together. Sounds like a great day. Always thinking of you....thank you for sharing!!! Xoxo

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Hupe Family
    Hupe Family

    God Bless...very happy to hear you are home!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Beatrice Yavenue
    Beatrice Yavenue

    Amanda, thanks for making the time to keep us all up dated. Considering just going through chemo he is amazing to do the market he truly is a wonder boy. He is not alone every one loves the comfort of their own bed & home. May you Paul Teddy Kate continue to stay with God's LUKE STRONG. Prayers with love continue on.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Kathy pagano
    Kathy pagano

    I am glad that Luke had a good day. And I am sure it feels nice to have everyone home together, Amanda. Praying for a good rest of the weekend, Luke.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Beth engels
    Beth engels

    Timo will go home with fun stories, but also a new appreation for family and life. Staying with your family and watching you all pull together in Luke's battle against his cancer, Will stay with him forever and shape part of his life for sure. It was a blessing he was with your family--still praying every night here! When Matt puts the kids to bed I always yell down the hall "don't forget to pray for Luke Gregory". And I get the tween response of "we will mom, we will!"

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Angella Gregory
    Angella Gregory

    Nothing heals better than family. And that includes Penny. I was very happy to think of you all tucked in together. I've had my own family all around me the last few days. And Uncle Mike and his wife, Patti, made us the best King Ranch Chicken. Luke, if I find a vegetarian version I'll send on the receipe. When I was a meat eater, it was one of my favorite dishes. I haven't looked for a vegetarian one. Stay tuned. Much love to all. Aunt Angella

    4 years ago · Reply