Friday, January 14, 2011
Many of you have inquired about Troy's health and have offered your thoughts and prayers. Currently, he is receiving chemotherapy. He is on treatment #5 of 12, and is tolerating them pretty well. After treatment #8, he will have another CT Scan to check progress. If things appear to be ok, then he may stop after #8. If his oncologist is still concerned, then he many continue with 12 treatments. After that, he will have surgery to reverse his ostomy, which he will be so thankful for! Once all of that is complete, his oncologist would like for us to travel to Bethesda, Maryland to participate in a vaccine program that the National Health Institute is doing and is seeing great success with. Not sure, yet, what all of that will include, but we are hopeful for a complete cure. Cancer is a terrible disease, but we are so thankful for early detection and that God has provided us with such amazing surgeons and oncologists! We are truly blessed people! Again, thank you for your thoughts and concerns. Keep praying! God is doing amazing things in our lives!!!
Monday, January 03, 2011
Well, 2010 will go down in the books as one of the most EXCITING times at our house, at least according to one four year old little girl! Karsynn absolutely loved everything about Christmas this year. She was so excited by every single part, and it was so cute! First, Buddy Elf began visiting our house the day after Thanksgiving. This is year two for Buddy Elf, and he was still a HUGE hit and a great behavior modifier. Karsynn would jump out of bed each morning, race into the living room and immediately began searching for Buddy's newest location. Mommy also started a new Buddy Elf tradition this year that was a real crowd-pleaser. Buddy began leaving simply $1 or less treats in Kasrynn's stocking this year, so she was just as excited to check each stocking to see what he had left for her. I absolutely love Elf on the Shelf and HIGHLY recommend it!!! Once again, Karsynn was spoiled with 3 Christmas events, Grandma and G-pa's, our house, and Mamaw and Papaw's. She got so much stuff that she truly was overwhelmed. Let's see if I can list a few of her favorite things: Barbie's Vet Pet Shop, Leapter2 w/games, tons of Furreal Animals, artificial food for her kitchen, Dinosaur Train game, Bongo Drums, a fiddle, a Crayon Maker, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Heads, a new bike, Olivia 2 in 1 house/pirate ship, and tons more! Yep, she's spoiled! In addition to all the great toys she got, we also made our first ever Gingerbread House with cousins Whitney and Dyland, and she really enjoyed that a lot, too. Karsynn performed in her first Christmas Dance Recital. Her group danced a tap to Jolly Old St. Nicholas. So sweet and she did such a great job! I was actually impressed with her ability to remember all the steps and motions! She also played a Shepherd in her preschool Christmas play this year, and even had a speaking part into the microphone. She's such a little ham! Overall, I'd say it was a great Christmas at the Hatfield house. We are so blessed to have Karsynn in our lives. She has brought us more joy than ever imagined and fills our hearts with love! The love I have for my daughter is indescriable! It's unlike anything I've ever experienced! Happy New Year from us to you! We hope and pray that 2011 is a blessed year for you and your's.