About Me:

I'm a very happy and delightful person. I love spending time with my family. I am active and affectionate. I am strong and inspiring. I love all living things and I am easy to please. My mom thinks I am very easy to love. I bring joy, light, and love to our family. I am like a sweet sticky substance that bonds our family together. On July 6th, 2009 When I wss only 13 months old, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I started Chemo Therapy the next day. I'm not going to lie.. it is nasty stuff, but it is saving my life. I am doing my best to not let it slow me down. I love life. I have a lot yet to experience and I am always reaching.

Look at me now

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The energy today was good. Clinic went well. The Sun was shining today. Counts are good. They are a little high so the meds were bumped up a little more. Your Lumbar punture went smoothe and you woke up happy. You were so excited because today is your cancer fighting buddy's 4th birthday. You knew you were going to meet up with him at the zoo after the LP and Chemo. You talked about him all morning to the docs, nurses, techs even the the pet therapy lady. You couldn't wait to give your "boyfriend" his present. I was a little concerned that you might not feel well after clinic because you usually crash afterwards but you actually showed me once again what great strength you have. You ran, jumped, skipped and climbed for close to 3 hours at the Zoo with Carson. Nothing slowed you down. The two of you were so happy just to be together. What a great time! I love to see you two play together. You have so much in common that you don't even realize. All you guys really know is that you are friends and you like to play together. Nothing else matters when you are together. So much to celebrate! Our friends the Wilcox family were able to ring " The Bell" in clinic. After about 3 and a half years of treatment Blake had his last chemo today. YAY! I can't wait. Only about 6 more months for you, and only 2 more LPs. Happy Birthday Little C man and congratulations Blake! It's nice to have something to rejoice about and these are 2 very special occasions. Thanks for being such a delight Nenna B !

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Till we meet again..

So much has happened since my last blog. Thank goodness you did turn that corner for us . you admitted on a Monday night and released on the following Saturday afternoon. It's always a good feeling to bring you home. You do so much better in your own environment. You did end up with a blood transfusion after all. Thanks again to all the selfless blood donors :) It will be my turn to donate soon. Your fever fizzled out as soon as you came home but you didn't bounce back as quickly as I would have liked you to. Stupid virus!

I took you to finally meet your Great Great Grandma Harmer on Feb. 16th. She passed away in her sleep on the 17th. We put her to rest in the Koosharem cemetary on the 26th. It was a day well spent with your family. I didn't know how you would react to seeing her for the first time since she was so old ( almost 97 ) and in pretty rough shape, but you were as usual were very pleasnt around her. And as far as the funeral went, the same. You agreed that she looked like an angel in her casket as you smiled at her and said she went up high to heaven. We lost a good horse that same day. Ricky. He was your Grandpa Kravet's horse, but he was one that I had many fond memories of riding in my teen years and was the best grand kid horse ever.

Yesterday we lost our beloved Carmen. She was just barely 33 years young. She had been battling cancer and Lymes disease for about 10 months. It was not the cancer that took her, but a complication. ( I think a blood clott) She was so cheerfull and positive the whole way through. Reminds me of you. You two are a lot alike. Both are the sunshine of your families. She was your Great Aunt on your daddy's side. She was young, beautifull, kind, and loving to everyone she knew. She was truly an angel on earth. Now she is an angel in heaven. You loved her and she loved you. She loved everyone. SHe had a huge heart full of love for everyone in her life, but I think she felt a connection to you even before you and she was diagnosed. She will so be missed. Our hearts are broken. I will post a picture of her for you. It's one that I like a lot. We are camping at the property, it is just after you were diagnosed and about a month or two into treatment. She was still healthy then and just loving you. She was a great support to us always helping us think positive and listening to me as I would talk things out. Rest in peace Carmen Whetman Thomas. We love you forever.