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!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

White Count = 0

Kristen's white count finally hit 0 today. It's hard to tell how long it might take for her bone marrow to recover and the numbers to start coming up. In the past it has been anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. Kristen has been feeling quite well so she hasn't been begging to go home just yet. She has been quite the little trooper. I think the boredom has began to settle in a bit for me. I need to make a run home and grab some projects to work on. Speaking of home, I actually did escape for a few hours today. Rich came and stayed with Kristen for a while as I went home to find a surprise waiting for me. It really wasn't one of those pleasant surprises but more of  a "are you kidding me?" surprises. Seems Ryan and Richard got a little bored yesterday and thought it was a great time to remodel the kitchen. All of my cabinets, countertops, tile and appliances were missing. They tore them all out! The stuff in the cabinets was boxed up and carried to the basement. All I could say was, "Oh My!" Actually, I said a few swear words but I won't go there. 
Not only is my life a disaster, now my house is too.

Kristen and her little brother, Ryan


SSBenjamins said...

Hang in there, those disasters are just not that important.. My prayers continue to be with your sweet angel, I know how much we miss ours. I cannot wait to get her mail sent out on Tuesday.. If I could be any help I am here :)
Take care..

Lacey said...

I'm glad she continues to do well and that this newest fight so far has been good! We'll be up there Tuesday for a genetics appointment. Will they let Jax come up?

Heather said...

A trooper indeed!So happy she is weathering this latest round so well and we continue to send tons of love and prayers your way!!

*Love the picture!

ABandCsMom said...

She sure is a trooper! Glad to hear she is doing well. Sorry about your shell shock surprise. Altho., it'll be so nice when it's done.

Peter Olson said...

Oh my! Always ask mom first is my motto. ;-)
We liked the phrase "Boring is Good".
I pray your home and life gets back together an is better than before.

My name is Sarah said...

happy about the good report.

Sasha said...

Happy to hear that she is hanging in there and not feeling to bad. What a trooper she is. I may not get on your blog as much these days as my mom is ill, however I just wanted to let you know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs