Posted on February 26, 2014
It is so hard to believe that 3 months have gone by since we came face to face with the words that no one could image – yes the C word. It was a tough mental and physical battle for all family members and most of all for Kaitlyn. She completed her 28 radiation and oral chemo treatments the day before her birthday and got a month of ‘down time’ to recover. Through all this time, she has remained very strong and positive, and has stood tall receiving her treatments. She muscled through the side effects and to this day still smiles after vomiting.
Today Kaitlyn had her first MRI since she was diagnosed and we were blessed with good news. The results of the MRI supported the doctor’s observations of increased strength, balance and coordination over the last few weeks. It showed that the tumor has decreased in size, the swelling of her brain has subsided and there was evidence of tumor cells dying off. Thank you God!!!
Throughout this time she has been touched in so many ways by family, many friends and the community. The countless prayers, words of encouragement, acts of kindness, good deeds and tokens of caring have all contributed tremendously to her strength and determination, and have helped us as a family to care for her. We are truly amazed and extremely grateful for the support system we have and thank God every day for each and every one of you!!!
This Friday Kaitlyn will face the beginning of her next battle against this ugly disease. She will be having surgery to have an IV port placed under her skin so that she can receive her next rounds of chemo starting next Tuesday. We ask that you join us in praying that the surgery goes well, that she continues to remain strong, and that the treatments continue to be successful.