Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Our day started early with labs. They left her port accessed so we could use it to inject the contrast that is need during her MRI. Kelly often feels nauseous just being in the clinic.  I think there is too much association with what has happened too often there.  So she started out early this morning not feeling too good.  Then we walked across the street for her MRI.  She was still not feeling so well, so when it was time to add the contrast through her port, she knew she was going to be sick.  I think she was almost relieved to get it all out of her system so she could feel better to go back inside the MRI machine.  She was worried she would be sick while she was inside.  The rest of the MRI went smoothly. 

We went to Dr. Muhonen's office next and received great news!  He said that her MRI is clear and there is no sign of recurrence.  Another huge sigh of relief.  It was nice to have time while we were in the neurosurgery clinic to visit with Erin and show her pictures from our trip last week.  Kelly was happy to talk to her about Breaking Dawn, the book she was so anxious to read while we were away.  Erin had read it too and Kelly was glad to have someone to talk to about it.  I still have a couple chapters left.

So we can breathe easy for awhile again.  The chemo continues since it is doing what it is meant to do, keeping her tumor from recurring.  At least we can go to the infusion center tomorrow knowing it is for a very good reason and that it is working.  Thanks for all of your prayers for her scans.  They are really helping!


arts-X-press said...

It's always so good to hear the awesome news about your tumors not coming back, Kelly! Thanks for keeping us updated. Have you seen our blog recently? Lots of fun things are happening at arts-X-press this summer. Maybe you could stop by one of the Parent Presentations and sing the arts-X-press song with us! :)

Love, arts-X-press

Anonymous said...

I am so happy you got good news!! What a relief! Take care, and we will see you when we get back from Yosemite! Love Debbie, Lauren & Kristina.

Anonymous said...

Hooray, hooray, hooray!!!! You must all feel so happy once again to get such good news!! And for all of us out here who sit on pins and needles on these days, endlessly checking for your website to be updated with good news, we're all going to celebrate a little tonight too!! Go do something special tonight!!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!! We are so thrilled, we have been praying!! Thanks for having lunch with us yesterday...we are sure going to miss you all! :(

The Diemer's

Fairy Candy - Audrey's Umbrella said...

Praise God for good scans!! I'm very happy for you, Kelly. I'll say a prayer for no tummy troubles tomorrow.


Gabby's Mom said...

Hi Kelly - Oh, such good news and I am so happy to hear that the MRI was clear! I hope you are feeling better tonite.

The MRI date caught me off guard. Your "your brain is beautiful" package will not arrive until tomorrow :)



Anonymous said...

Hi guys!! Woo Hoo on the MRI Miss Kelly! So glad to hear that~ Even I breath easier after your MRI! I love the pictures of your trip. You guys look like you had a blast! I am so happy to see you all swimming with dolphins and hanging out by the beach. So fun!
Keep up the good work and hoping you aren't sick any more.
Thinking of you all the time and sending hugs,
Amy... Kasey's mom

Anonymous said...

Great News! Kelly has been in my thoughts all day. So glad to finally here the MRI was clear!

Kathleen Gettinger m/o Taylor 16 AA dx 5/07

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!!! We are so happy and relieved for you!! Think we'll do some celebrating here also!!!

We're heading back to Anna Maria Island for a couple days before school starts here next week--one last little "get away!" We'll be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping that everything goes ok for you!

Sending lots of hugs your way,
Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie and Ryan

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! What a PRAISE it is, to read about your clear MRI!! I am so very happy to read such good news! I will keep you in my prayers for a "no bucket day" tomorrow, okay? Keep doing well...just know that you and your family are loved!
P. S. The pictures are wonderful!!!
Sent with LOVE and PRAYERS,
Patty J.

this is my blog, thanks for visiting! said...

Woo Hoo!! Breathing easy is great! We're so happy for you Kelly on your clear MRI. We love to read good news on your site, CONGRATS!!!

Love from NY
Kim and team Hannah

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly, Fantastic news for you and your family, especially you. Greetings from New Zealand and big hugs sent to you from a wintry South Island, we love your blog and seeing your happy smile, take care, Love Debbie, Nick and kids David 16, Katie 15 and Mickey 9 x

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly,

You've made my day! Congratulations!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the great news!
Gold Medal and cheers of happiness for Kelly and the whole family! Kelly is #1 and working so hard to be healthy.
Love to all -
Darla and Family
Thanks for making our night happy!

Clare said...

What a relief!!! I am so happy for you!!! What fabulous news!!! You are such a trooper and doing awesome with everything!
I loved looking at the cruise pics. You and your sisters are beautiful! The trip looked like a blast!
I can't wait to discuss "Breaking Dawn" with you. I read it as soon as it came out, and was bummed it was finished so quickly.
We're going to WA for vacation, and would love to see you when we get back!

Catalina Eddy said...


Anonymous said...

I always say an extra prayer for you on MRI day. Then I keep checking the website. What joy when the news is so good. Chemo is not fun but it's doing the job and everyone who knows you is grateful.
Loved the Disney cruise pictures. I am hoping to go sometime with my grandchildren. They have been and loved it!
Hope you have recovered from chemo side effects. Love and prayers,

Gabby's Mom said...

Hey Kelly - I hope today went well and that there were no buckets, unless they were turned into hats! I have been thinking about you today!


Laurie Martin said...

Hey Kelly!
Super news about the clear MRI! We're so happy for you. Really enjoyed the pictures of your Disney cruise. Looks like you and your family had so much fun. Hope your chemo day went ok. Have a great rest of your summer. Love to you and your family!

Laurie and Mark

Tom said...

That's great news. Stay well!

Shannon said...

I'm so glad the scans are clear!
The cruise looked like a ton of fun, and I hope to see you soon! God bless! <3 Love, Shannon Hargis

P.S. I found some old pictures of our "Fiddler on the Roof" production recently...had some good laughs! (Everyone looked sooo young.) :P

Anonymous said...


The Prayer Warriors at Angel_Wings
will be having a Prayer Vigil on Tuesday,
August 19th between 8-9 P.M. EST to pray for Kelly and all of the children and adults on our prayer lists and our Angel Families.
Please join us in prayer for these


Susan said...


This is my first time to your daughters blog!

It's so pretty.

My son is a BT survivor and doing great.

I found your link from another little girls site today.

So nice to meet you!

YEAH!!!!! for a good report today.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that your MRI's turned up clear. I knew that they would. You are so strong and I am proud to be your friend. Call me soon and we will get together.