This is a means to allow all friends and family keep connected on how Mindy, Landon and Taylor are doing through Taylor's cancer treatments. It also is a way to sign yourself up to help out in any necessary areas you think you might be able to help.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
They are out!
Well they were released today as Taylor's counts were good. Mindy is looking forward to relaxing a bit at home and then getting ready for August 31st for her return to work for a day. Yahoo!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Darn it all, her numbers were just a bit low to go home...
Well Taylor has been doing good ever since the fiasco of pulling out her tube. They were hoping to get out today, but her numbers were just a bit off...so for sure tomorrow they will get out. Mindy had a visit from Landon, and of course Mom has been there everyday. I missed today as my husband is going in to with drawls not having me at his beck and call.LOL Kidding...but he does want to spend "time" together.
Mindy & I had a "movie" night last night. We watched "17 Again"...it was cute, with light humor. I am getting excited as is Mindy & Landon for Taylor's first birthday. Not sure what will happen as far as parties, but we will wait and see. It is one of those tough times to plan as it also falls to when they are looking at what is going to happen next with Taylor's health. I am sure though that we can figure out something special.LOL
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Day 1 of chemo...
So Mindy had an exciting start to her day. Today they started chemo...Taylor decided to yank out her tubes...some BIG problems go along as it messes up the i-vad...needless to say after blood thinner and another test tube x-ray Taylor was back up in running.
Taylor I guess was a grump this morning. She would flip out and cry whenever someone touched her or said hi (Hospital staff, not Mindy), but eventually she was much happier this afternoon when I saw her( I totally think it is me because I am her FAVOURITE AUNT!!LMAO).
Mindy seems to have a cold. I think it may just be that she is tired from Taylor not sleeping very well lately. So all is well right now. Mindy was feeling much better after she had some benadryl. I will get an update later as Grandma is always up to see them after work.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Yup, its chemo time
Well sorry I have been failing in keeping everyone up to date. I have seemingly continue to keep myself too busy to keep up? Well lets just say I try...LOL
Taylor is back in for chemo today.
Last week was supposed to be the week that Mindy, Landon & Taylor got to have their "mini" vacation, but things went a bit south. Things started at the Zoo, which was great...Landon has NEVER been to a Zoo? So Mindy said it was a blast as Landon was sooooo excited.LOL Then when they eventually got to the hotel Mindy was exhausted and not feeling great. Taylor was cranky...woke up feverish so they had to head to the Stollery...very short hotel stay! LAndon was then feeling yucky, Taylor was okay with her blood work but still had fevers which of course is always scary...
So Saturday we had a "Ladies Night" and left Landon with Taylor (Taylor was feeling better, but cranky and Landon was not feeling very good yet...bet hey we had been planning this for like 2 friggin years so Ladies night was so going to happen.LOL). We had a great time, lots of laughs and we DANCED!!!LMAO
So Mindy got a "day pass" today so we headed to the park, got slurpees, and then had a relaxing dinner and gab fest with Mom!! Was a great night. Mindy is a BIT tired as Taylor has decided she would prefer to sleep with Mommy & Daddy(Taylor apparently "starfishes" not leaving Mindy much room.) So we shall see if Taylor ends up sleeping in her stroller tonight.LOL I hope Mindy can get some sleep.
So until tomorrow I really don't have too much to say. Night!
Monday, August 17, 2009
It's been a while
It has been a while, Landon was on holidays last week and my sister was in Banff on a ATA conference, so we weren't updating the blog, sorry.
Well, things started off great, Landon and I were getting lots of things done around the house, Taylor was feeling good, and we headed off to Calgary to go to the zoo...
The zoo was great, seen lots of exciting things...x rated elephant show and all, hee hee. After the zoo we headed off to find a hotel room for the night and a restaurant for supper. We noticed that Taylor had been sleeping an awful lot that day, but otherwise things seemed fairly normal. I started feeling ill after supper and fell asleep early with Taylor...we were party poopers. Taylor woke up around 11pm with a mild fever and was getting cranky. She soon fell back asleep and seemed to cool down a bit, so we went back to sleep. She woke up again around 3am burning up again, so we decided to hit the road and head back to Edmonton, so that we would be there first thing in the morning for them to take a look at her. She never got a real fever until later that day. So, for the next couple of days she was fevering and was feeling yucky, and Landon got whatever she had too...I took her to the Stollery emerg on Thursday night, and they weren't sure what she had, but figured it would work its way out.
So, to say the least, Landon's vacation was a bust - I went out for girls night on Saturday night and he ended up going to Stony Plain emerg to get checked out since he wasn't feeling right. Things seem to be getting back to normal now, Landon is back at work, and we head in for Taylor's next chemo on Wednesday if her counts are good and they have a bed available.
I am busy trying to plan Taylor's first birthday party...September 10th, my little girl turns one! I also go back to work for one day on August 31st to clear my maternity leave, and then I am off on leave again until the end of October, or whenever we know more about Taylor's future and treatment plan.
Mindy, Landon & Taylor
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
They are out!
So this was a short chemo, so Mindy and Taylor are getting out early this afternoon. Hurray! We are going to head off to GoldBar park.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
So Taylor is in for her chemo today. It should be a short one, so hopefully out tomorrow or the next day. Taylor apparently is the same weight, but has grown an inch. She is also quick on her way to walking as she is standing on her own. Funny how we go from all fours to being always standing...weird concept. Anyhow all is well. MIndy is eagerly awaiting her return to work. She goes back for a day, August 31 and then has a leave until October to iron out Taylor's future plans.
I don't know about you, but I think we skipped summer. This sucks! LOL I guess we will have to leave for the summers instead of thinking we should stay around because its nice. Damn weather.LOL
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