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.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Faye's THIRD stay at HOME

Faye was able to come home 11 days ago and is headed back to the hospital tomorrow morning. Her stay at home was extended 5 days due to low counts. She had lots of time for playing with Mommy, Daddy, Mitchell, Nixon, her cousin Covey, Aunt Julia and Uncle Matt. Her habits from the hospital played a big part in how she plays at home. She asks multiple times a day to go on a walk. She gets out her stethascope and asks if she can "listen to you". She even plays "hospital"! But in her fantasy hospital, she's just had a baby where she then takes a "shower", walks very slow and "goes to sleep" with her new baby, then the nurse tells her she can go home. It's pretty funny!

She had 2 clinic visits while at home, just to get her blood taken and counts checked. At the second visit she told Stacey she could do the poke all by herself! She sat in the chair by herself and put out her arm and let them tie on the tight blue thing. When she saw the needle she lost her nerve and needed her mom's help. But that's a big step! She's getting so brave and we all know she's one tough cookie who's ready to handle Round 4!


Sharp Family said...

Ahhhh she's soooo dang cute!!! So so glad she got to go home!! Prayers coming your way for a speedy round 4!!!!!

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

So happy for all of you to have a long family time together! :)
So glad to see Faye up and dancing to her hearts content!

Prayers & ((hugs)) still coming your way!

Piano Mom said...

You guys are SO CLOSE! Only 2 more rounds! I am so excited. I am so happy Faye is doing so well. She is such a cutie and such an inspiration to so many. I am glad you got a little extra time at home, it helps you store up for the next long extended hospital stay. Here's to hoping and praying for an uneventful round fevers.

Lots of love, Jill

Thiago & Teri said...

Here goes round 4 are getting there. Just a little longer. Great pictures.. That Nixon, boy do I just want to kiss those cheeks of his. What a cutie.

Lots of love to you all
best of luck on this next round!

tiffyphipps said...

I Just want to say WOW! I am a girl that went to school with Nick and I have a daughter with a lot of medical problems I completely understand how it must be for all of you. Especially being away from home. We just moved last year to Florida from Utah and it's intense to deal with all of it on your own! But you are amazing parents as we can all see and I know you guys mean a lot to everyone back home too! I once in a while log on to check up and I have a major love hate relationship with this blog!!!! I cry and cry every time I read it! Everything happens for a reason and there is a reason you are going through this you have a BEAUTIFUL family and our family pray's for yours! Thanks for the updates and huge amounts of inspiration. Faye your beautiful and don't tell anyone but my son seen your pictures and said he has a crush on you! :)

~Tiffany Phipps (Snitchler)