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!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day -4 Chillin

The chemo has been going for almost 36 hours, 60 more hours to go. That means we are almost
 1/3rd finished with the chemo. Yipeeee!
Kristen is pretty much chillin. I hesitate to say that as I know at any minute things could change. The anti-nausea drugs are working... up to this point. Her appetite is still hanging on. She was moaning a bit this morning but the more she woke up the less she moaned. We won't see the full effect of the chemo for a day or two. It will completely wipe out her bone marrow. She will need transfusions and once again have no white cells. She is on a low microbial diet  as she will have no infection fighting cells for weeks. That means she can only eat food that is prepared in the hospital kitchen. She is bummed because her favorite food is mashed potatoes and chicken strips from KFC.
Thank You for all your support and prayers.
Kristen LOVES lotion rubbed on her feet.
This is now becoming a daily ritual.
Kristen received more cards today. Thank You! The dog with the large eyes is from Angi and her children Carver and Mazzy. They have sent Kristen several cards.
During parent hour I made this for Kristen. Creative I Know.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

We're praying for you Kristen!

Lacey said...

Glad your hanging in there. I have something to put in the mail tomorrow!

JennyH said...

Looks like you are still doing well. Glad the chemo has not wiped you out. Prayers are with you.

Kristin said...

I really wanted to come up and meet you this weekend as we were up at PCMC for a few days, too. Decided it was best not to transfer germs from our RSV corner of the hospital to your sterilized part! Another time :)

Angi said...

I'm so glad you like your card! Carver will be so happy that you got it! We want you to know we are thinking of you, you are a strong girl, we wil be sending a great big hug for the days to come:)

Peter Olson said...

Good job on that bracelet.
Kristen, we are praying for you to get better soon. ;-)