Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Rough Week...

It's been a week of ups and downs for Kimberly. We spent a few days in Chapel Hill, where Kimberly had her final radiation treatment. In about a month, the doctors will conduct a full body scan to see where the cancer stands; at the same time, they will check the status of the blood clots in her arm, leg, and head. Once they have a better idea of what things look like, we are hoping they'll know what to do next. There is a whole lot of uncertainty right now, which is pretty scary for all of us.  

Kimberly, Katelyn, Justin, and me on the way to
the wrestling fundraiser about two weeks ago
 While at the hospital, we learned that Kimberly will not be well enough to attend school when it starts in a few weeks. She is such a social butterfly, she was heartbroken that she wouldn't be able to see her friends every day. Thankfully, that same day, we found out that The Make A Wish Foundation has granted Kimberly a wish. We fly out to Key West, Florida this Monday (August 20) so that Kimberly can swim with the dolphins, go deep sea fishing, and try snorkeling for the first time. She is so excited to go; it warms my heart to see her this happy.
Kimberly's body reacted even more than usual to the radiation this time around. We returned home on Tuesday, and she was sick to her stomach for two straight days. By Thursday night she was back in the hospital. She got a blood transfusion and is doing a whole lot better now. It looks like Florida is still going to happen!

With everything that's going on, what keeps us going are all of the thoughts and prayers that people have been sending our way. It means so much to have so many people who care about us. Please keep it going, and feel free to pass this blog on to your friends and family, or post it to Facebook. We will take all the love we can get!


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