Friday, August 28, 2009
Kristen tending her neice
Kamie and Hailey on their way to school... first day this semester of college
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I think my couch is under there. I haven't figured out why Kristen does this...First she spreads out a blanket on the couch, then she places her favorite movies on the blanket and then comes the papers and the recipe cards neatly placed under each movie. I think she is organizing them or something. These have been on the couch since yesterday. I told her I needed her to clean them up before she goes to bed and all I got was a "ugg mom"
Today was Kristen's monthly clinic visit. She was not excited to go to the hospital and was being a little stinker. I felt sorry for her NP, Robert, she wouldn't even open her mouth and she wasn't too nice to Dr. Fluchel either. But they were both nice and didn't seem to mind her stubborness. Everytime I would take a pic of her and Kamie she would do something silly. Her blood counts are holding steady. I guess that is better than dropping. The only number that seems to be on the incline is her hematocrit. Her platelets were up slightly to 140,000, Her white count seems to be slow in coming up as she was at 1.6 and her ANC was 1200. The docs seemed ok with the numbers so I won't fret. Next month we have clinic on 9/9/09 at 9am. Our lucky number of the day must be 9.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
We spent the last week at one of our favorite camping spots. Every year we go camping at Half Moon Lake which is near Pinedale, Wyoming. It is about a 250 mile drive and sometimes I wonder why we travel so far to take a cold bath in the lake, get eaten by mosquitoes and then there is the lovely outhouses. Those things aside, it really is the most beautiful place to camp. Kristen looks forward to this vacation every year. This year I was grateful to have Kristen there with us. A few months ago I thought the family would be going without Kristen and I. Luckily she was feeling great! Last year on this same trip I knew Kristen was sick, but I kept putting the thoughts of leukemia in the back of my mind, hoping that her thyroid medication needed to be adjusted. When I look back at the pics of last year I could really kick myself as I see that she was so very sick. I remember commenting on how she never wanted to leave the trailer and all of her mosquito bites turned into tiny bruises. All signs I chose to ignore. We are getting close to the one year mark of her diagnosis with Leukemia and i have many thoughts buzzing in my head. This week is another clinic visit. I always hold my breath until I have the results of the blood test in my hands. So this week...Say a little prayer for her.