Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Quick Update

Sorry that I haven't been on my game where this blog is concerned. I have been really tired lately and it has been hard to get up the inspiration to blog. I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on what's happening around here. I met with my doctor on Tuesday and he said that the scans show that there is some change - not as much as he had hoped for though. We were okay with it because even slowly killing the cancer cells is still killing them. It would be okay if we could just keep killing them slowly - although faster is better. They are going to give me a few weeks off of chemo - I must say that I was thrilled about that one!! Then when I start up again they will be giving me a new drug - Carboplatin. Carbo is a sister drug to the one I was taking but it is not as strong and shouldn't destroy my magnesium levels and hearing anymore. I am hopeful that the cancer will respond to Carbo similarly as it did with Cisplatin and we will continue to see slow progress - maybe even faster progress - it's just a wait and see kinda thing.

Vilate came up to me the other day and said, "Mom, I don't want to offend anybody, so no offense to you, but it really sucks to have a Mom with cancer." I gave her hug and replied, "You're absolutely right. It does suck to have a Mom with cancer. Ya know it sucks also to be a Mom with cancer." To which she replied, "You're right." Out of the mouth of babes. It does suck to be a Mom with cancer and have a Mom with cancer, but I think that we are doing a pretty good job all things considered.

The kids are growing like weeds and I am not sure I am ready for them to grow up. They are getting more and more independent and occasionally they are even helpful! :) Faith has become quite the kitchen cleaner - I think it is mostly so that she can stay up late after everyone else has gone to bed, but I don't think I will complain. One less thing for David and I to have to do.

Today Hyrum was voted as the candidate for his class to run for Commissioner of Publicity. He will be running against one other 4th grader, 2 5th graders and 2 6th graders. He was so excited that he won the class election. I am so proud of him for wanting to be involved in the Student Council and having the courage to run. He said, "I got 3 more votes than the other girl and she is really popular!" He was so happy!!!

We are keeping busy with fieldtrips (at least one a week), schoolwork, housework, and life. Things never seem to slow down around here. But I think that's a good thing. Our lives are full - full of good stuff!!!


Joanne said...

Thanks for the update Kaci. You are such a trooper! It would be so easy to focus on the not so good stuff but you always focus on the positive. Gotta love Vilate! We think about and pray for you every day!!

lambfamblog said...

Kaci-thanks for filling us in. I talked with David on Sunday but I still feel in the dark, I guess because I haven't talked to you. I wish there was something I could do to help ease the burden of all of this. You have such a great attitude and outlook. I'm happy to hear the kids are helping out. With 6 of them there is an increadable amount of potential to help around the house, even in small ways. Thinking of you, with a constant prayer in my heart!

Devin said...

I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I cant imagine having six kids and cancer, I admire your positivity and strength. I started a little over a few months ago after a close friend was diagnosed with cancer. It's basically an online support group that you invite your friends and family to. You keep a diary and members can comment and leave words of inspiration. Group members can also raise money for you by purchasing necklaces. The goal is that no one face cancer alone.

Jennifer said...


It's good to read how you are doing. I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayers daily and I've been going to the temple once a week for awhile now. I put your name and the names of each member of you family on the prayer roll ever other week (they keep the names for two weeks at a time). So I hope all those prayers are helping.

Love you,

Jennifer Brough (your cousin)
p.s. If you want to contact me please email me at either or I don't check the Gmail one that is attached to this login. :o)

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