Three-year-old Faye was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on April 11, 2011. After 135 days in the hospital, Faye was able to spend 3 years at home. On September 5th 2014 she was told that she had relapsed. She was able to achieve a second remission and had a bone marrow transplant on Oct 17th 2014.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Baby Steps

For those of you who have seen the the movie 'What about Bob?', congratulations. For those that haven't, you may want to skip the next few sentences filled with references to it. Good old Bob Wiley and Faye share a couple things in common. They both enjoy hand shucked corn and they both employ Dr. Leo Marvin's method of Baby Steps on their road to recovery.

Faye's baby steps have included more and more UNO games per day, less throwing up, less complaining about pain, more naps, and fewer fevers. I think UNO is key. She went all of Friday with out a fever or Tylenol. Her demeanor or energy level wasn't much better but we will take each small victory (baby steps). Early this morning around 3 am she did have a fever and was given Tylenol. Hopefully her counts will start recovering quickly and help her fight off this junk.

So with fingers crossed for some luck and arms folded in faith we are praying she is on the upswing of the infection.

6 comments:

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Baby steps are still a step in the right direction!
And if UNO does it.....I say we have a UNO Marathon! :) In fact I believe you just gave me the idea of having a family game night with UNO in Faye's honor! *F.H.E. UNO *

Keep fighting, keep your heads bowed, and hearts full. As always your sweet family are in Our family prayers!

The Nelsons said...

Thanks for the post, Nick! I know everyone loves hearing this stuff from your own mouth when they can. Keep with those baby steps! And if you ever want to go boating make sure you tie yourself to the mast!

Tracy said...

YAY for baby steps! Hang in there Faye, you are amazing!

Piano Mom said...

You guys are doing great. There really is an end and soon enough you'll be done with cancer and all home together as a family! It really does happen.

I always thought living in the hospital was like the Bill Murray movie, "Ground Hog Day". I always felt like we'd wake up and it would just be like living the same day over and over again. Still in the hospital. Still hooked up to IVS. Still sick. You just take it one day at a time and make the most of each day.

Cute Carbines said...

We are getting a glimpse of baby steps right now as well. They are very encouraging!!! Sounds like I need to get UNO! We love you guys and think of you often!!!

Eric and Jenny said...

Oh what about Bob my favorite movie of all time, baby steps onto the bus, baby steps to the elevator. I laugh just thinking about it.

Yay for UNO games, keep going little Faye!!