Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Karly and I flew to Houston Tuesday evening.

Karly began testing Wednesday morning at 6:30. Even after all she has been through, she fainted when Ms. Toni missed her IV. It is very rare for Ms. Toni to miss, but she did and Karly was out. Karly had blood work, x-rays, a CT scan, a PET scan and an MRI all before 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. It was nice to get it all over with in one day, but it was a hard day for Karly.

Thursday morning we saw Dr. Nguyen & Dr. Herzog. The mass in Karly's pelvis had a SUV value lower than the last scans. Which is great news! That value basically tell how/if a mass is active. The spot is Karly's lungs is something they want to continue to watch closely. We will return to Houston the first of January for repeat scans.

Thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement.

Monday, September 6, 2010

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September 2010

It is already time for Karly's 3 month check up. Karly and I will return to Houston on Sunday, September 12. Karly will have scans Monday and Tuesday and she will see her doctors on Wednesday and Thursday. It looks like both little Sara and Victoria will also be in Houston at the same time. We are looking forward to seeing both of them. Please keep us all in your prayers as this is always a stressful time.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know?

•One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of twenty.

•On the average, 36 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer everyday in the United States.

•On the average, one in every four elementary schools has a child with cancer. The average high school has two students who are current or former cancer patients.

•Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States.

•Childhood cancers affect more potential patient-years of life than any other cancer except breast and lung cancer.

•The causes of most childhood cancers are unknown. At present, childhood cancer cannot be prevented.

•Childhood cancer occurs regularly, randomly and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. In the United States, the incidence of cancer among adolescents and young adults is increasing at a greater rate than any other age group, except those over 65 years.

•Despite these facts, childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Following a good report in Houston, we came home and had a great 16th birthday celebration for Karly. We had so much to celebrate t​his year!

Last night, Karly and I went to the midnight showing of the new Twilight movie, Eclipse. Yes, we are some of those crazy people! When the 2nd movie, New Moon, came out Karly was doing chemo and she had to carry her BIG backpack with her to the movie. We still didn't miss it. :)

This evening, Karly and 3 other kids had a photo shoot in Lubbock for the Make A Wish foundation. These pictures will be used in fundraising efforts for wishes!


I would also like for all of you amazing Prayer Warriors to take the time to watch this video about 2 young Seminole siblings who have Juvenile Diabetes.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's that nerve racking time again....time for scans.

We leave Monday, June 14 for Houston. Karly will have scans on Tuesday and we will see doctors on Thursday & Friday.

My social butterfly, Lexie, is going with us this time. She enjoys visiting with all the kids in the clinic and to be honest, she is a nice distraction for me and Karly.

Karly's 16th birthday is Saturday, June 19. She is SO happy that she will be home to celebrate her birthday this year.

Karly's hair is also coming in beautifully. Now, if I can get her to give up her security blanket (aka her cap).