Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MRI Results are in

MRI is back. Everything still looks good. In September the Doctor's will have a meeting with Mindy and Landon to discuss what will happen next with Taylor...continue chemo, radiation, no treatment just MRI's to check? We will have to wait until September to find out!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Hi, I just wanted to let people know that Taylor's MRI results are not in yet. I did not want anyone to worry that I had not posted because of something else. They are just not in yet, but I will let you know when I know.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

They are out of the hospital

Just to let everyone know Mindy and Taylor are out. Taylor is a bit grumpy "squealy" as Mindy says. Tomorrow is MRI and results should be next week.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

They will be out tomorrow

Well I saw Mindy briefly. Seems although I am off it is hard to get up and visit for long periods due to my kids. Mindy is pretty bored, but doing okay as at least they have a private room. Apparently lots of the kids are sick right now, so many are in isolation. H1N1 is causing the hospital to be extra cautious (which is good).

So MRI will be friday, but results will probably not be in until next week. When I know I will update. I pray we get another good one.

Landon is off starting Friday I believe so they are going to have some vacation time together. Not sure what they are doing, but I believe a trip to the Calgary Zoo may be one thing they do this summer. Obviously they will need to be taking Miss Taylor to the lake as she loves the water sooo much.LOL

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine. I believe we brought it back from Kelowna with us, so your all very welcome.LOL

They will not be out until Thursday it looks like

Mindy and Taylor are feeling much better. Taylor will probably not be out until Thursday morning. I am sure they are a bit bored so feel free to give them a visit.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Taylor has a cold

Apparently Taylor does have a cold. She is still getting chemo as well as remaining in isolation. She is a bit grumpy Mindy says, but still doing good.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Okay so here is the low down...

Taylor went for her blood work today, which was fine; however, she has a boogie filled nose that they swabbed to check if she is sick. They are in for chemo, but do to Taylor potentially being sick they are being "isolated", which really means they get a luxury visit as they have their own room and not as many people going through. Yeah! LOL Mindy is really tired and not feeling great. She has a sore throat and was feeling a bit nauseous. Hopefully it is nothing. It was probably "stress" due to Mindy worrying Taylor would get sick on our trip (Mindy's words, not mine).

The MRI has now been moved as well to Friday. This sucks as it would have been nice to have it over with instead of probably having to come back into the city. Anyhow I will keep you posted on what happens next. Other than that Taylor is in good spirits, looks healthy, etc. Mindy needs rest, and possibly her own visit to the hospital.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We are back!

Well we left in a panic last Wednesday for Kelowna after receiving a clear bill of health on Taylor's blood work. We drove through the night and were there at around 6 am BC time. Needless to say we were EXHAUSTED!LOL The kids were all great and slept through the night drive.

We had a great time at the beach, enjoying the HOT weather. Sorry to all of you that had to be in Edmonton where it was cold. Taylor absolutely loves the water. As soon as she see's water she goes postal. She tries to leap out of your arms into the water. Taylor's favorite thing to do in the water is splash, drink lake water and sand...YUCK!LOL

Taylor seemed to be a bit out of sorts while we were there as she did not sleep well. She was good in all other ways, but just seemed to not like sleeping somewhere different.

On Monday (tomorrow) Taylor is back in for blood work then chemo & her next MRI on Wednesday. I will keep you posted on what I know, as I know.

Monday, July 6, 2009

A day at the Beach

Well we took Taylor to the beach for the first time yesterday, well the first time in the water. My friend Danielle and her little guy Benjamin came out for a visit. Taylor was a little shocked at the water temperature to start with, but soon climatized and was very happy splashing around. She floated around in her little floaty things and was walking on the sandy bottom and splashing with her hands. She also kicked her feet when the water was deeper, so she is a natural fishy.

She really enjoyed sitting in the really shallow water and splashing, and trying to drink the water and eat the sand off the bottom of the lake...YUCK!!!! She did it quite a few times, so she obviously liked it...Landon caught it on video.

Well, things have been good. We have bloodwork on Wednesday and if all is good, we will be on our way to Kelowna on Thursday night or Friday morning.

I hope everyone has a great week.


Mindy, Landon & Taylor

Saturday, July 4, 2009

They are free

Well they got out today. Yeah! Taylor has been such a monkey wanting to run free. So we wait and see how she takes this chemo. She was a bit cantankerous last night, but maybe she will feel good soon. Other than that we should be heading out to Kelowna this week! Yeah!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Unfortunately they have to stay one more day...

Well because this chemo is generally hard on Taylor they figured they would keep her one more day and hydrate her some more. She is in good spirits, although refusing to sleep. She was playing, banging and yelling until about 10:30pm last night and then woke screaming. They were not sure if it is nausea, pain or what, so they just covered all bases and she was fine. 

I went by this afternoon and they are doing okay, although Mindy is pretty darn tired. So hopefully they get out early tomorrow so Mindy can go home and get some rest.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Taylor is having chemo today

Well Mindy and Taylor went in this morning for chemo. I guess it was complete chaos as it was really busy. So because of the backlog Mindy and Taylor got a pass to leave for a few hours. Mindy came over and we went for a walk to grab a slurpee and go to the park. Taylor had to be back for 6:00 pm so she is probably getting chemo now. 

This chemo was cut back by 20% as it was always causing her counts to be low and she had lots of side effects that were hard on her, it also made her chemo cycles off as they would have to wait for her counts to go back up. So hopefully this cut back will do the trick. Taylor is still cute as ever. So as of right now all is great, but I will keep you posted They hope to be out tomorrow as this is a "quick" chemo.LOL