Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Good News!


Kelly had her MRI today.  We went to Dr. Muhonen's office right afterward and looked at the the scans with him.  The scans look good - just like the last one.  There is no highlighting in the area where the tumor was.  He was very happy with the results.  There is a small area of enhancement, but it has always been there and Dr. Muhonen is not concerned with it.  It is possibly post op changes.   So we are very relieved tonight! Especially since she has had headaches this week, which is very unusual for her.  I think she is just fighting off a virus - she is taking a nap right now!  It was nice to see you today Erin!

Kelly was asked to attend the CHOC Gala in Newport Beach later this month as a greeter.  This is a big fundraiser for CHOC, and since it is all about the kids, they asked some patients to come and be greeters for the guests.  

Thanks for all the good thoughts and prayers for Kelly.  We appreciate it so much and the power of prayer is so evident in her.  We are so blessed.

25 comments:

Gabby's Mom said...

Hi Kelly - great news on the MRI. I hope your head is feeling better soon and that you enjoy your CHOC event. I am always so happy to read the good MRI news - yippee!

Love,
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hooray! We are always so relieved to read about a good clear MRI after holding our breathe all day waiting! Thanks for keeping everyone updated! I hope you have plans for a little celebrating tonight! Hope you're feeling better soon Kelly! This news should help! I'm sure your whole family will sleep well tonight! Keep beating those odds! We love ya Kelly!

The Silvestris

Anonymous said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH - Kelly you sure know how to make us all happy! Big Hugs to the whole family - we are smiling for you right now!

Love, The Turner's

Aunt Tracy said...

Yay Kelly!!! What wonderful news!! As soon as that headache is gone you guys need to celebrate! Prayers of praise and thanks tonight!!

Love & Hugs,
Aunt Tracy

Shannon said...

So, so glad! Great news! <3 Shannon Hargis

Candy Belanger said...

So happy to hear the wonderful report, Kelly! Now hurry up and feel better so you can do a little celebrating, ok? I'll say a prayer for your headache to go away quickly. Take care and God bless.

Hugs & Prayers,
"Fairy" Candy

Tom said...

That is great news! Stay well, Kelly.

Tom Nicolosi

Clare said...

That is the most fabulous news!!! I was thinking about you all day and am so relieved to hear good news, again! We miss you and hope to see you soon!
Love,
Clare and family

Kim Prokop said...

Oh Thank God! I am so very happy to read that Kelly's scans were unchanged. In our world, that's good. We're breathing a sign of relief and rejoicing from across the country with you all!

Love from NY
Kim and team Hannah
www.hannahpro.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

KELLY, I ALWAYS WRITE THE DATE OF YOUR MRI ON THE CALENDAR AND THEN ALL DAY I CHECK MY E-MAIL. IT IS SUCH A RELIEF TO READ THE GOOD NEWS. YOU ARE DOING GREAT AND ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS.
KATHY, THANKS FOR KEEPING EVERYONE INFORMED. I IMAGINE THAT AT TIMES THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS WRITE A BLOG. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY. IT MUST GIVE YOU COMFORT. KEEP THE FAITH. LOVE, MARILYN

Anonymous said...

Looks like our prayers have been answered! That is great news! Now if we can get that headache to go away!

Love,

chris & wendy leonard

Anonymous said...

Great news!! We are continuing to pray!!

XOXO The Diemer's :-D

Anonymous said...

Yippee! Hurray! I'm so glad to hear the GREAT NEWS! I'm doing the happy dance right now!

I hope your headaches go away and you can play soon. Geoff and I are looking at dates for skiing - possibly even in Yosemite...are you interested????

Lots of Love,
The Miller Family :))))))

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly,

The headache could be from a bug, or just plain old tension. I bet a good night's sleep will help.

I hope you'll feel better in the morning.

Congratulations!

Henry

Catalina Eddy said...

COOL!!! Now let's go skiing!

I know you think Mom & I worry too much. That's what we get paid for.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!! Wonderful, wonderful news!!!

Hope you get to go skiing soon!! We'd love to join you if we could!! :)

Much love and hugs,

Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie and Ryan

Anonymous said...

Great news, we are so happy for you! We're keeping up the prayers!

The Litschewski's

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear the MRI is over and the results were stable. Thanks Kathy for your sweet post on Taylor's CB site. The support of friends like you and others in this PBT world has been a life-saver for me in more ways than you know. I hope Kelly gets over her headaches, kicks this virus, and starts feeling better soon. Your family is always in my prayers. Kathleen Gettinger- Taylor's mom http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/taylorgettinger

Laurie Martin said...

Hi Kelly! Such GREAT news!! You looked so healthy and happy in your vacation photos, I just knew your MRI was going to come out clear. You truly are a walking miracle. You continue to be in our prayers and those of my students.

Love,
Laurie and Mark

P.S. Mr. Turtle would come out and congratulate you, but he's all tucked in the ground and hibernating.

Nancy said...

Yippeee! God Bless. Great news. Prayers are always coming your way. So what will you wear to the gala? Rest up so that you are feeling good by then! Happiest of New Year wishes to you all!!! the Nicolosi Family

Anonymous said...

Yahoo Kelly!
That is great news! Keep up the good work girl!

I hope you start feeling better soon!

Hugs,
Amy.. Kasey's mom

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly and Laudes,

I was SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED to read about your MRI!!! Praise be to God for many, many answered prayers!! I hope you are feeling much better now!

I also agree with the friend who said you looked happy and healthy on your vacation! What fun you had...all the pictures were GREAT!!! You and your sisters are SO CUTE!!!Thanks, Kathy for always sharing pictures with everyone...

Have a lovely time at the CHOC event.

Sent with Love and Prayers,
Patty J.

P.S. Kathy...I could not agree with you more on the Power of Prayer!!!! Amen!!!

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Gabby's Mom said...

Hi Kelly - we had about an inch of snow today! It was very pretty but since most everyone except for us :( was off of work they did not clean off the roads so now we have ice! I would send you a snowball but don't think that would make it out there very well so it is the thought that counts...

Val is on her way tomorrow to Seattle. I would like to see Puget Sound and Seattle I think. It is, however, a long long drive! If she was here she could have taken the snowball in a cooler to Seattle and delivered it!

We are not much alike and it would have been worth it just to see the look on her face when I said take this snowball to California if you don't mind while you are out there!

Every year I scoop up some snow and keep it in the freezer. On those smoggy, gross humid days when it is a gazillion degrees and you cannot breathe I get out my baggie of snow and just look at it for a minute and it makes me feel better. Better in that refrigerator than on the sidewalks - I broomed (I say that to irritate Ken even though he won't see this!) my sidewalk and Victor's parent's today because this snow was not heavy!

Love,
Pat

Gabby's Mom said...

Hi Kelly! This should have been chemo day, yes? I hope it went well and that you are feeling okay.

It dawned on me last nite when I finished "Twilight" that there really is an advantage to reading a series of books after they come out. I can finish one and immediately start the other :) I downloaded the second book last nite! Happy reading to me :)

Love,
Pat