Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The last post
First I want to thank everyone who has helped our family along the way. Today, hopefully, will mark the day that our lives return to normal. Mikayla was released to home today with weekly follow-up visits to KC. With this news means that from here on out that Mikayla will be at home baring any fevers or signs of relapse. For the most part we will no longer be updating the blog unless things drastically change. We will be compiling all the posts as well as photos and comments into a book. The blog covered mainly the world of Mikayla through her parents eyes. Our whole family has been through a lot. With support from friends and family, treatments from doctors and nurses we seem to have done alright. Although she has many years left before we can truly say she is cured, we couldn't be more pleased than we are today. We will need time to readjust our lives to fit into our new circumstances. Visits should be held to a minimum as well as outside the house activities. We have come to far just to regress and begin again. Rea and I will take a few more months off before we begin to work again. We plan on going to Disney in April with the help of Make-A-Wish. It is a vacation much deserved for our little girl. We will be finding ways to give hope and insight to others that are just beginning their journey. Plans of volunteering at Children's Mercy and talking to other new AML families is one way we can help. We were blessed to have good friends, families, and a strong supportive community while others may not be so fortunate.