Throw a drink in someone’s face

Thank you Cyndi and Connie ❤

As you can see, Lola never wanted to hurt a single soul but since it was on #LolasBucketList, she did it anyway (sorta =))!!!

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Put a piece of gum on the Wall of Gum in Seattle

Found these on Instagram ❤

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Watch a Sunrise

Thank you Tamara for doing this for Lola ❤

Here’s your sunrise baby! All the way from Venice, Italy

#LolasBucketList #LoveLikeLola

The sunrise in Venice, Italy
The sunrise in Venice, Italy

Remember to always LOVE LIKE LOLA

Lola had her consult yesterday with a phenomenal radiation oncologist at Alta Bates in Berkeley. We made the decision to have her radiation done in the Sacramento area at a facility run by colleagues of Dr. Swift. Our first appointment will be on Tuesday.

As I mentioned on Monday, the tumors in both lungs continue to grow with the right lung pressing on her trachea and vena cava. While on oxygen, her saturation levels are normal, but heart rate is still hovering around 140, sometimes reaching as much as 150, causing anxiety which makes it difficult for her to get a good breath.

As soon as we arrived home yesterday, she started to feel bad again. The four hour drive from the Bay did not help. She was up and down all night with breathing issues. The dry climate and elevation, I believe, are playing a huge part in this, not to mention we are packing to move (THIS WEEKEND!!!) so the stirring up of dust, etc. in the house is not helping either.

This morning she told me that she didn’t want me to care for her anymore and that it was time for me to just be her MOM. As difficult as it is to admit, I feel the same way. We have made the decision to move in to the George Mark Children’s House, a free standing pediatric palliative care facility in the Bay area until the house in Sacramento is ready. Right now, its all about family time and just surrounding each other with as much love as we can. Lola’s dad has been working in Sacramento since April and we have been separated for much too long. This wasn’t our ideal plan, but we are living day to day at this point.

Thank you so much for all your kinds words, prayers, and thoughts. We are so thankful. We love you all ❤

Remember to always  #LOVELIKELOLA

Get More Tattoos

Cross one more thing off of #LolasBucketList – Get MORE tattoos!!!

Lola, Tyler (her brother), Danielle (Tyler’s GF) and I went to Absolute Tattoo here in Reno and got matching tats! Lola’s dad Jim will be getting his as well this weekend as he couldn’t join us because of work =(

Check out the pics below! And also be sure to check back frequently to see #FlatLola and her adventures!!

#LoveLikeLola

Lola getting her tattoo
Lola getting her tattoo
All done =)
All done =)
Tyler all done =)
Tyler all done =)
Stronger than cancer!
Stronger than cancer!
Mom getting her tattoo
Mom getting her tattoo
Tyler, Danielle, Lola and Mom
Tyler, Danielle, Lola and Mom
Danielle's tat
Danielle’s tat
Lola's selfie
Lola’s selfie
All four tattoos <3
All four tattoos ❤