Thursday, July 23, 2009

Unwanted Guests.....

This morning as Chris was leaving for band he came in the house to let me know that there was a kitten in the garage that went under the workbench. I DO NOT like cats in any part of their development...kitten or adult. SO I had Andrew look around with me and yes we had a very small kitten under the workbench. It was under it in such a way that getting it was going to be difficult. We did bring out some food and milk in hopes of luring it out....the smart kitty waited until we left to go eat and then back in his hiding place. After lunch we went out to look again and we no longer had 1 kitty......there were TWO!!

After some creative catching by Andrew we collected both kittens and took them to the animal shelter. They are quite young so hopefully they will find a family to take them in. While at the shelter we did look at the dogs but there wasn't anything that looked like it 'belonged' with us.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

More News......

MaryKay received the results of her bone marrow test and she says..... The Dr. told me there is 0% cancer residual in my marrow!!!! Therefore, I don't require any more chemo and I just have to wait for my levels to go up to get out of here. I have to make sure I don't have infections, fevers, too many transfusions...He then said I will need to get my blood drawn twice a week for 4-6 weeks and then they will do another bone marrow test to declare that I am in complete remission. Then I return to the hospital for 5 days every 3-4 weeks for about 4 sessions to make sure the cancer is completely out of my system.

This is just AMAZING news and all of your prayers have worked.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Mary Kay had some great news today at the hospital. She says "I had a cytogenetic test done with my cancer cells when I first arrived at the hospital. The test came back and it was the best case scenario. I am in the most favorable category for survival and my cancer responds very well to chemo." This is FANTASTIC :-) Keep the prayers coming as they are working.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Last Friday my sister in law Mary Kay was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). It is a rapidly progressing disease that results in the accumulation of immature, functionless cells in the marrow and blood. She is currently in the hospital receiving chemotherapy and will be there for the next 4-6 weeks. She and my brother have two young children Jack 4 and Ava 1. Please keep them in your prayers as they are needed.