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Last day of 2011! What a year!!!! Whewww, to tell you the truth; glad it's almost over. There are just some things we won't miss from 2011.
As I sit here and reminisce the whole year gone by I have to say that it was one of the hardest years that our family has gone through. BIG SIGH! If someone would had told me last New Years Eve that our family would be tried in ways anyone could ever fathom, I would have responded "you are crazy". We were more focused last year on what to wear for our New Years Eve celebration. Wow, so different from today.
2011 had celebrations, accomplishments, new beginnings, heartaches, devastation, renewed faith in God, happiness, life lessons, strength, frustrations, and hope. All of the events that have transpired during the year have made us stronger individuals and a closer family and showed us what really is important in life.
So thankful for the friends we've made along this journey this year. Family and friends you all have been amazing on all the support we have received from all of you. We TRULY could not have done all this without you. THANK YOU!!!! TO EACH ONE OF YOU from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you all for believing in us. It was hard to go against traditional medicine and against doctor's advice and follow what we believe is the right path and treatment for Kassidy. We appreciate all of your support throughout this. God showed us and gave us a way to be able to follow this antineoplaston method of treatment for Kass to allow for her to have a "good quality of life" while going thru treatment and hopefully after tumor is gone. This has always been our number one priority. We want to give her a chance at a full life.
So we into 2012 as our year of HOPE! I hope you keep fighting along with us and pray that the treatment keeps working.
This last week, the clinic called and informed that Kassidy's Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) or liver enzymes were high on her blood test. This could mean more tumor breakdown or just a growth spurt. I would love to think it's more breakdown, we think she's tall enough already. :) I guess we'll find out the week of January 17th when her next MRI appointment is. We are keeping a close eye on that level of liver enzymes because if it goes 4 times the normal limit she will have to go off treatment to give her liver a break. So far it's only twice the normal amount so we continue with the treatment. Bottom line, we think good things are happening for her, just have to be patient.
Also, Ryan and I would love to have you guys help us with Kassidy's Make a Wish and also help other children with other life threatening diseases. We have made up a Kassidy's Army team for February 4th Make a Wish 5K run & 1 Mile FUN walk at Town Square. We would love to support such a great cause and also represent as Kassidy's Army. Please join our TEAM!!! Here is the link to register: http://www.RunForAWish.com/
Kassidy's New Year's resolution:
Getting rid of this tumor!
Celebrating Kass for 2011
|New Years Eve 2010|