Sunday, April 29, 2007

She's Home

We have our little family together again! :) Kate was discharged this morning and is doing well. She was so happy to get back home and Ava and Jackson were thrilled too! Except for fatigue and long naps, I haven't noticed too many side effects from the first round of chemo. Cross your fingers that it continues.

Next Thursday we will go back to the clinic for another round of chemo, intrathecal treatment and a bone marrow aspiration. They want to check and see if she is an "early responder" to the chemo so far. If there are no cancer cells in the bone marrow after 1 round she has a very good prognosis. Until then, we will be at home and giving her oral steroids and antibiotics.

It is amazing how we are suddenly so grateful to all be sleeping under the same roof again. I know that is seems strange to say, but after being in the hospital and seeing many children worse off than Kate we feel blessed. We are so fortunate to have a fantastic team of doctors and treatments for this disease. We are also very grateful to have so many prayers being offered on her behalf.


Allison said...

Hooray! She looks great! I am so glad you have your little family home again!

kylejennyabby said...

Yeah!! Kate, Abby prays for you every day!

Anonymous said...

Olivia and I are so happy to see Kate's smiling face. We miss her at school and hope she knows we think of her often. It is such a blessing you are all together again.

Danielle Goselin said...

Jake misses Kate very much, but is happy to hear that she is home and is feeling better! He prays for her every night.

James and the other Purvises! said...

I can't tell you how happy I was to hear the good news. We have been thinking of Kate and the Hansen family every day and sending lots of positive thoughts your way. This blog is wonderful. Thanks so much for posting it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Kate!!!

We are so happy you are home with your family.

We love you and can't wait to see you again!

The Hatch Family

Anonymous said...

We LOVE you guys and we are thinking of Kate every single day.

Tyler & Angela Johnson

Anonymous said...

Carolyn, We are so glad to hear that Kate is home and that she is handling her treatment so well. We will continue to pray for Kate and your family.
Luke Gilsdorf & his family

emily said...

Hurray for Kate coming home! She is such a little doll and looks exactly like you, Carolyn.

Hoping for more good news! xoxo