I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Back to the Hospital!

Some thanksgiving fun...

I forgot to take pictures of Thanksgiving dinner, so later that night I had my 4 children that still live at home pose for a picture. They all thought they would have some fun with it.




Back to the hospital...
So we went home for 2 weeks! We were able to spend Thanksgiving at home. We have been back in the hospital for 9 days. We finished round 3 of intense chemo and now we are waiting for counts to drop and then to come back up. We could be here for at least another couple of weeks, so yes, that means that we might be spending Christmas here in the good ol hospital :( We are hoping that we can go home, but we never know. Kristen received 12 times the chemo that she received in the past 2 rounds, so I am not sure how her body is going to re-act to it. I was able to leave for a couple of hours today while Kamie and Kim sat with Kristen. When I walked in the room after being gone for about 3 hours, the music was blasting and Kamie, Kim and Kristen were dancing to YMCA! It was hilarious! Kristen was doing the dance in her bed and it was the cutest thing I've seen for a while. Then the next song came on and they all started dancing to the macarana. We were all laughing and it was probably really good medicine for Kristen. Kristen has a darling pink Christmas tree that her cousins Kylie, Haylie and Jaylie brought to her. It is the talk of our pod, as all the nurses bring everyone in to see it. They also brought her a bag of about 20 presents so she could open a present each day! Thank You! It helps both Kristen and I to know people care about her. I've got the worst story to tell! The other night the boy right across the hall flat lined and there was a CODE BLUE to his room. I seriously feel like I could throw up thinking about it. I have to run to the parent laundry room and get Kristen's pajamas out of the dryer, so I'll get to the code blue story soon!

1 comment:

Nicki Christensen Swilor said...

How sweet that you made this blog for Kristen. I pray that everything will get better for all of you. I can't imagine what you are going through. I love all the pictures you posted!