Don’s Story

Site created on September 30, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website.  Donny has acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). He went in the hospital Friday, September 28 due to profound weakness. His blood work showed the presence of AML, so he will be staying in the hospital for 3-4 weeks as he receives treatment.  We are using CaringBridge to keep family and friends updated in one place. We are in good hands at Providence Hospital and have such confidence in Dr. Godwin and his medical group. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement, but we are discouraging visitors as much as we'd like to see you. We'll keep this site up-to-date as best we can.  Thank you for visiting. Love to all.

And Donny says: "Don't break anything for the next month!"

Newest Update

Journal entry by cindy trelstad

Friends: I'm still here. Feeling good and staying active. As noted in the last several posts, I have 
                 been very stable for the past year. I have a great crew at Providence Hospital and am
                 very thankful for that. My new port is working beautifully. A stable course is the goal.
                 A cure is not possible at this time.
             Covid-19 has made hermits of Cindy and I. We read, do puzzles, stream TV, and wash our
                 hands. I fear the course of this virus is far from over. The real bummer is that all of
                 the grandkids are out of school and we can't get near them.
             I have been driving the 1937 Chrysler around, checking out different systems and adjusting
                 tolerances. I have been on this little project for two years. The car runs well I am happy
                 to say.
             I fulfilled a dream of mine recently, and bought a Tesla, model 3. Cindy and I have had a
                 Leaf for about 4 years, and like the electric car life. I put a charger in our garage. We
                 have never charged on the road. Electricity in Oregon is quite cheap. The Leaf has a
                 range of only 120 miles, which we both found to be too short. The Tesla range is 330
                 miles. Of course, we have to wait until the virus is gone to reach out with the new car.
             On a number of prior posts, I have mentioned the silver linings in my cloud. I recently
                 had another lining added by the son of one of our boys good friends. Andrew and
                 Aanen both grew up with Anthony Deloney. Anthony has a son Aaron,
                 a fabulous young basketball player who led our Grant High School to a recent
                 state championship. Aaron now plays for the University of Vermont. The school recently 
                 had a fund drive where each student was told to choose an individual to support. The
                 attached photo tells the rest of the story. Click on the picture to see all of it. It made
                 me cry.
             Enough of my babble. Thank you all for listening, and for your ongoing support.
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