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.


Friday, March 9, 2012

6 Months

As you can see we decided to really live it up, and for our six month celebration got everything updated on this blog!  If you haven't noticed there are quite a few new posts.
We cannot believe we have been home for 6 months already.  Which means we have been home one month longer than we were in, and the exact amount of time they told us we would be spending in the hospital when everything started!  The doctor told us we should have a big celebration for every six months we make it free and clear of cancer!
We are so happy to be all together, and trying to remember and focus on what is really important.  It's amazing how quickly you can get into your old ways and take for granted every moment you have!

So all of you who have supported us, and made this year possible, bearable, and triumphant for this little Meldrum family, hug your sweet families/kids a little tighter, and know we are sending hugs, love and prayers your way just as much as we felt them from all of you!  We could not be more grateful for the friends, family, and strangers (now new friends) we have gained/had support from.

After 11 months of every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning and night taking this medicine (bactrim) The doctor gave us the okay to be off of it.  So no more medicine for this little girl!  Although she did get quite good at taking it! 

 Still wearing all the hats she was given and dressing up.  Today was Rapunzel complete with frying pan.

 Taken today.  Look at that hair.  We can't believe how fast it is growing back.  The other day I asked her if I could put some gel in it.  At first she was hesitant.  But I finally talked her into it.  Once I had done it she couldn't stop checking her self out in the mirror. 
 A big thumbs up.......yup friends, we have done it!  Six months down.


Thiago & Teri said...

YAY for 6 months!!! Love to hear that, can't believe all of this started almost a year ago. Can't believe how well you all made it through, I am mostly just relieved it is over for you though. You did it, you all did it. You can most defintely do hard things. Love all the posts, her hair sure is looking adorable. Can't get over how much your kids all look alike, oh that Nixon...I want to give him a big FAT kiss. He sure is a cutie pie.

Love you Stace!!!

Piano Mom said...

I LOVE the hairs. It's weird, but I miss those first months when Erin's hair was so short, I know, strange!

Grandma Mary Ann said...

Love the pictures. You are Beautiful Faye.
Love you!

Katie Ellis said...

That was a super fantastic surprise to see all those pictures. Your trip looks amazing. Wonderful memories forever. I don't remember Faye's dresser looking like that. Did you just do it? It is adorable! So glad to get another month down. Yippee for no more medicine!

Summer Blackhurst said...

Great News!

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

So, so happy to read this! And Faye that hair is looking good!
I bet you will spend a whole lot of time turning it into some fabulous styles!
Prayers glad all is well!

Cute Carbines said...

She is so good at dressing up. You defintely have a little princess. Congrats on the 6 month mark and awesome that she is done with the medicine. Jon's jealous of that one.