Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 25, 2008 - Too long

It has been too long since we've posted. First of all - Keira is doing great. Her monthly blood and urine tests are completely normal. Her most recent CT shows no change - this continues to be wonderful news. Her doctor told us at the last visit that he didn't want to see her for three months - that was great news to Keira who now recognizes the parking garage at the hospital and lets us know that she isn't pleased to be there.

We can hardly believe that it has been over a year since her diagnosis. In many ways it seems like so much longer. March 9th, one year from the date of her diagnosis, we had a wonderful little celebration honoring Keira's life and all that God has done for us. Thanks Suzy! We are so grateful to be together as a family, enjoying the wonder of life through the eyes of a soon to be two year old.

Keira had a wonderful Easter this year complete with egg hunts and bunnies. She discovered that plastic eggs were fun to shake - and even more fun to break open and eat!

Keira is growing and changing daily. She loves the playground and asks to go daily - make that multiple times a day. She will even tell us which one she prefers - "blue slide playground", "green playground" "barn playground". She has developed a love of singing and has a special place in her heart for "Old Macdonald". She is not afraid to be heard singing E-I-E-I-O at the top of her lungs. She loves to laugh and will ask for "mo" (more) of anything she finds amusing. Yesterday, Jason said "OW". This was one of the funniest things she had ever heard. We hope this doesn't mean anything.....

We will return in June for more tests. Until then we plan to enjoy watching Keira grow. We will try to be better about posting updates.

Jason, Erin, and Keira Grace

About Me

At the age of 10 months, Keira was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. She has completed 4 rounds of chemotherapy and 2 surgeries. She has had a wonderful response to therapy and now has only a small mass left in her chest.

3/9/2008 - Celebrating one year from diagnosis

Stylin at the Easter Egg Hunt!

2 years and I still love cake!

First trip to the zoo - a great reward after a long day at Childrens!

- and I even got to hold a bird!

I see how long it's taking mommy to get through - I'd better get started now!


First day of school with best friend Ellie

How am I going to stick this landing?

The Fam

Keira's first cake




Daddy & Me

Daddy & Me