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!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

That's our Girl!

Today was our monthly clinic appointment. I look forward to them only because I get to see Kristen's blood counts and get a better idea of where she is. We have been finished with treatment and home from the hospital for a little over 3 months. I keep expecting to see great numbers in her counts. Although the news today was good, her numbers still seem low to me. Her numbers were actually better between treatments than they have been since she has finished. I am sure Kristen over did it today. For some reason she woke up at 4am and didn't go back to sleep. We had to be to the clinic at 9. After Clinic we took her to the grocery store and to Target, then we took Grandma home and had birthday cake for Grandpa. Driving back to Draper she kept falling asleep. It is now barely 3 oclock and she just headed upstairs to get her pajamas on and sit in my bed and watch tv. I wish I could get my pj's on and sit in bed a watch tv. Kristen was really good in clinic today. Sometimes as soon as the doctor comes in she zips her lips shut and won't talk to the doctor or let him look in her mouth or anything. Today she was friendly and even talked a bit. We really like her NP, Robert, and her doc, Dr. Fluechel. It is nice now that we are being treated in outpatient as we get to see the same doc every time. They seem to keep track of her and are interested in her progress. What a sweet girl she was today and didn't even cause trouble in the lab!

Kristen loves her sister Kamie. She won't go anywhere unless Kamie comes with us. You wouldn't know it, but Kristen is 2 years older than Kamie.


Lily said...

Way to go being good today, you deserve to relax in your jammies.

My name is Sarah said...

Oh that is such a sweet picture of the sisters.

Heather said...

After all that her little body has been through I am sure time is all Kristen needs to get those numbers on the upswing.I have no idea what to expect with Zoey come August the 10th.We will have been home a little over 2 months by then ... it's anyones guess.I don't even know what a normal ANC is.Zoey's never got over 1000 .. ever.Love the picture with Kristen and her sister.Is that one of the girls i hopefully will get to meet at the marathon?

ABandCsMom said...

I don't blame you a bit for getting in your pj's. Man, I wish I could do that sometimes!

Love the picture of the sisters.

Our doc and NP both, told me that they sometimes see kids who for some reason have super counts all through treatment, but afterward they decline. I guess sometimes kids stay on the lower end of counts. Not really where I want to see the numbers appear, but Carly seems to check out just dandy.

Cammie Heflin said...

Sounds like she did have a busy day! Jammies at 3 sound good to me!

Peter Olson said...

I pray that you get to see better and better blood test results.
Now put on those PJs and RELAX!

cecilia said...

What a beautiful blog. I hope Kristen get better and better everyday.
Sending my best wishes.