What do you want first....good, bad or ugly?
Let's start with good and we might just skip ugly. Last night we went to the Jazz game and it was great. Such a fun win! That stadium gets LOUD! American Idol star, David Archuleta was AWESOME!!! It was so cool. It was the perfect way to end a really hard day (that is the upcoming "bad.") Thank you to our dear friends who knew just the thing for us to do!!
The problem is that wasn't the end of the day. On the way to get on I-15 we got rear-ended and it was scary. We were definitely blessed. The car is damaged but not totaled and we are stiff and a little sore but we can manage. Lame. I don't handle those things very well.
The really "good" news is that we are expecting baby #4 (early November due date). The kids are so excited and we feel blessed that we get to have one more baby. It doesn't feel like the greatest timing (considering the bad news) but I am sure it is meant to be this way. It definitely adds to how emotional I am - beware. A couple of you have already been victim to my emotional messes. Sorry.
The "bad" is that we spent a good portion of yesterday at Huntsman and concluded with a team of doctors that the best option (maybe the only option) for Kenyon is to have a bone marrow transplant as soon as possible. We met with the transplant team and learned more than I could possibly share (that is the "ugly"). If we have a donor match in the family then this process could begin in the next 8 weeks. It will require a lengthy stay at the hospital and a lot of follow-up treatment. This is definitely going to be a challenging year. But, by next year this time, we hope to have Kenyon healthy and cured. We will keep you posted as we know more. The trick is (and anyone who knows me know this could be a problem) that we have to keep the house really clean and the kids really healthy - as well as anyone who visits us in the next year.
Thanks for all the love and prayers out there. We definitely need it and feel it. And don't you worry - I already know I will need help so you just might be one of the lucky ones who finds out what it is like to have Gavin by your side (see previous post).