Dear friends, I just thought I would post a little something today. Kim is now to the point where she just goes in for monthly checkups at Primary Childrens. She went down yesterday, and had her blood checked, and also met with the surgeon who is planning to do her heart surgery.
Her blood results are still looking great, though platelets were just a little lower than they were last time. Also, they think they will be able to get her in for the surgery in July. This is good, because she still has the SVT attacks, and as she is really wanting to get back in shape, having a healthy heart will be great.
I just wanted to say thanks, to all of you again. We're celebrating Life now, with Kim... her birthday is Sunday, the 31st, and we know it's going to be very special.
Love you all!
Kim was diagnosed with AML Leukemia on July 22, 2009, just after she finished high school. She'd been feeling well, just showing a few bruises when she went to Primary Childrens Medical Center for a heart surgery to fix a relatively minor condition she's had since she was born. A blood test before the surgery showed that her blood had been completely taken over by the cancer. They admitted her that day and began treatment right away. She went through five long rounds of chemotherapy, doing relatively well, with the exception of one infection that led to a very scary stay in the Pediatric ICU. She spent almost all of that time in the hospital, with just a few breaks to go home. By the end of March 2010 she was allowed to go home for good- officially in remission! She was so excited to finally go to USU Fall semester, and got strait A's in all of her classes! Psychology, Humanities, Family Finance and ANATOMY. Not a week after finals, at a regular check up at PCMC, her blood tests showed that her cancer was back. And thus began round two- Kim's goal was to make it to a bone marrow transplant. We had found a donor, so all that was left was to get her in remission once more. After three rounds of chemotherapy, her body was no longer strong enough to keep fighting, no matter that her spirit was. She will always be with us. 7:48 pm, March 31, 2011