BIG hugs Sammie.
I'm finally at Mom's with some time to catch up and saw what an incredibly difficult week you've had. All I can say is... everything you're battling has no idea how much love, humor, warmth, support and fierceness it's up against. With all my heart, I send you prayers, warm thoughts, love and hugs.
Thank you so much for keeping us posted. I expect it must be hard to talk about but it means the world to know you feel as though you know we're here, and how very much we care.
More hugs to you, Mark and all of your family.
'I've seen bad turn to good plenty of times. You just can't lose faith'.
--Leroy Jethro Gibbs