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, November 25, 2009

Some Pre-Thanksgiving fun?

Some fun and then some not so fun. Kristen had a lumbar punture (spinal tap) this morning. A sample of spinal fluid is removed and chemo drugs are injected into her spinal fluid.  Her back will be sore today and more likely than not she will experience head aches, nausea and all the other crap that comes with chemo.  She had another transfusion of platelets Monday and again this morning.  Monday night her eyes began to turn red and become very itchy and irritated, another side effect of the chemo.  Yesterday morning she could not even open her eyes until noon. We sat in our room with blinds shut, lights and tv off for most of the day as the light caused her more pain. It wasn't fun. After several rounds of eyedrops her eyes look a little better this morning.  I noticed that she now has a runny nose. 
Not a good thing considering her white blood count is 0. 

We are trying to make the best of this Thanksgiving holiday.  We love our nurses, so we thought we would find them something for Thanksgiving.  What could be better than a Sees Chocolate turkey?  Kristen is excited to pass out a chocolate turkey to anyone who comes her way.


Heather said...

See's ... my favorite!Wish I were there to visit and sit with you a bit.Sending you all our love and prayers this Thanksgiving.Keep it up Kristen .. we are so proud of you.you are doing an amazing,amazing job.you continue to be our hero.

Lacey said...

A chocolate turkey sounds good to me! Have a good thanksgiving. We love you guys, and your doing a great job!

Angi said...

Kristen you are too sweet!!!I bet those nurses will be so happy with Chocolate Turkey's...Thinking of you:)You are one tough cookie!!!

Ruby's Mom said...

What a nice idea to give out chocolate turkey's!Ya'll have been in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Sasha said...

Chocolate Turkey's sound yummy and I am sure the nurses love it. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Kristen keep up the good work. Praying for you and just wanted to let you know I have been thinking of you often.