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Thursday, June 25, 2009

We are out of the hospital

For those of you who don't already know, we are out of the hospital. We got out on Monday afternoon as Taylor's levels were good...she cleared this one quick, which was awesome!

We had a bit of a grumpy room-mate this go around, which wasn't too much fun, but I found out on Sunday that she was just told that her cancer isn't responding to the chemo she has been going through for the last 4-5 months and they had to switch over to their last resort chemo, hoping that it works, or she will be taken off chemo and will eventually pass. She is 8 years old and doesn't quite understand what is going on, so that is why she is so miserable. Poor girl! There is another little girl that is 4 years old that we see often, and she was just told the same thing, they have the same type of cancer called Wilm's Tumour which in both cases has spread to other organs and have unfavourable cells. The 8 year old had her kidney removed 4 months ago and the tumour is already as big as her kidney that was removed - it has grown back and fast. These poor little girls, one is from Slave Lake and one is from Cold Lake - so they both have to travel long distances and have siblings...I thought my life was difficult.

Well, Taylor got her IVAD and it is healing up great, we look forward to taking her swimming in the lake this weekend. She is thoroughly enjoying bath time, and if she had it her way, would sit in the tub all day. We go in for blood work on Monday and will likely be admitted on Tuesday June 30th for her next chemo. We are sad about that, as we were making plans for Landon's birthday on Canada Day, but we will have to post-pone them I guess. Landon is off on Saturday and doesn't have to go back until Thursday July 2nd, so we are looking forward to having some time together as a family and getting the house fully baby-proofed, as Taylor has begun exploring even more now that we are home.

Taylor and I are going to Kelowna with my sister and the kids from July 11th to the 18th to visit our brother, and we are getting excited to being away. Taylor also has her next MRI on July 22nd, so fingers crossed everyone!

Well, I hope everyone has a great Canada Day!

Love,

Mindy, Landon & Taylor

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