Sunday, January 4, 2009

Kayla Update

I talked to Sandra today. Tomorrow Kayla gets released fro the hospital and gets to go home. Kayla will actually go to her great grandma's house for about a week, only because Sandra's parents are finishing up a remodel at the house so Kayla can come home!

We are all excited and praying for Kayla through her long road of recovery. But she is a strong and brave little girl and is fighting her cancer.

Please keep Kayla is your thoughts and prayers as she goes through this long struggle with Chemo.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Dear Kayla (and Family)

Although I am a lot older than you...I have had to go through chemo a few times. Right now I am on four different chemo meds. I have to take it for CNS lupus (lupus attacks my brain) Three of my chemo meds are pills and one is an injection that my husband gives me twice a week.

There have been times when I had to do IV chemo too so I have had it all.

I want you to know a few things.

Your hair WILL grow back and it will be just as BEAUTIFUL as before.

Some people like to get wigs. It's up to you. For me, I thought a wig was too itchy and too hot. (And I always had to worry about it sliding off. Instead I would MUCH rather wear a really cool hat or a pretty scarf. There are SO many really different things to wear and you can change your look every day and BEST thing--it DOESN'T ITCH!!

Sometimes the medications will give you a moonface (a big round face with chubby cheeks) Again--after you stop the medications, these will go away. When you have them though...sometimes you may look in the mirror and not recognize yourself. Just remember how beautiful you are INSIDE and how special you are.

I have found out how very strong I am. I just told myself that I plan on being around for a VERY long time and that I was in charge--not my disease. Also, I try to be as positive as I can and to not have a pity party. I have found that that also just makes me feel better.

Lastly, I have put my faith and trust in the Lord. So many people have said prayers for me and I know the strength and power of prayer. Know, Kayla, that so many people are praying for you. People that you know and people that you will never even meet. Think of all those prayers going up to Heaven. That is pretty powerful.

Hang in there and know that you can email anytime.

Gentle hugs,

Shelley
tskrush (at) cox (dot) net