Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hip Hip Hooray...

It is Day +100. What does that mean? Well, it is kind of complicated and a little anti-climatic but it is a big milestone for Kenyon. It is amazing that 100 of days have passed. It hasn't been great but definitely not as bad as it could have been. We have been blessed. I would love to have a big party -but not the greatest plan because he still needs to be very careful about germs.

We don't have our 100 day conference with the doctor until the 14th of Oct. when all the test results are back in. But, the main idea is that if Kenyon didn't have any GVHD (graft vs host disease) before day 100 then the chances of GVHD after are less. He really did quite well without major complications during the last 100 days. It also means that he begins to taper off his meds. We hope that he will feel lots better as he gets rid of the number of pills he swallows each day.

He still struggles with some nausea but his appetite is much better and seems to be putting weight back on. His hair is growing back.

The warning is that while he is feeling better each day - he is still on immuno-suppressent drugs. That means - he really needs to be careful - still. That is mostly a problem in large groups or around anyone who is sick.

We are looking forward to him being back to 100%. In the meantime, we are also counting down the days to the baby coming. 34 days!! That kind of freaks me out. Time to get serious about this. I am absolutely not ready. It is panic time.

The kids and I were excited to finally finish the Book of Mormon this morning. Don't ask us how long it took us. I read to the kids every morning over breakfast. Sometimes it is a chapter and other days we get in a few verses. But we made it!! We talked about Moroni 10 this morning and Teague said, "Every time we read the scriptures my testimony gets stronger." Love it!

13 comments:

Sunni said...

Wow! Lots of congrats to you and the family... Kenyon's 100+ day, less meds (hooray!), new hair (although he did look tough without hair ;) and finishing the BOM with the kids! What can I say, you guys rock!

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Kristine said...

Happy Day 100! He looks better and better everytime I see him! What great news.

And Congrats on finishing the book of mormon! Teague is so SWEET! what a kid!

i am counting down the days for that little princess to arrive. Can't wait!

Julianne said...

Congrats on the big 100 day mark! And I can't believe you're a month away from having a baby--your pregnancy flew by (to me, of course; probably not to you), sister.

Steve and Dayna Magleby said...

Yay for day 100!! Thats got to feel pretty good. Way to go for finishing the book of mormon- What a cute comment by Teague. I can't believe you are so close to having your little girl! It too flew by so fast for me. See you tonight at the family dinner I hope!

Annelise Kimball said...

That is so awesome. What a relief. You guys are amazing at how you've gotten through everything. We wish you all the best with the new baby, and continued health for Kenyon!

Angie said...

It was so great to see kenyon there at the dinner tonight. hope things are going well. you and your family are amazing! congrats on day +100!

Christina said...

Okay, you are pregnant, your husband has cancer, you read the Book of Mormon with your kids, your harvest your sunflower seeds and make great treats for family home evening. That is seriously awesome. One one great things is that you have all this recorded, because it is pretty much unbelievable.

Juliann said...

Oh, you guys. What a relief in a way. I know this 100 day mark is something you've been looking forward to for a long time. Congratulations, I know its not the end, but you're that much closer.

Janna said...

Wow! I can't believe it is day 100for Kenyon. Just imagine how fast the time will go after you have your baby. She, the baby,will be 100 days old before we know it. Congrats on finishing the Book Of Mormon. Just in time for some great counsel from General Conference. We sure miss you in St George this weekend. It's not the same without you.

Hurd Family said...

Congrats on day 100! That is such a milestone and I am so thrilled. We are so glad to have you and your family as neighbors. We look up to you so much. Excited to see this beautiful baby too!

Allman Roca said...

It sounds like you all are finally on the road that is looking up! I am so happy for you guys. I am always amazed at your positive attitude.
Hooray for Kenyon. Now lets get this baby stuff figured out and you'll be feeling a lot better!

Heidi said...

Hooray! We are so happy that day finally came! One more step is behind and even that makes a huge difference.
Do you really only have 34 days left until that baby gets here? I cannot believe that! It flew by, (for me of course)
Lots of good news. It just makes us happy!