Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cheering For Champions.

Go Falcons! Madey got to go cheer her team on yesterday as they played the Millcreek Mustangs at Davis High for the Jr. High girl's basketball championship. She sat with the team and had a blast! The girls played a good game but sadly, lost in over time by 6. We're so proud of them! I don't think the team, coaches, and students of Fairfield jr will ever really understand what they have meant to us and Madey during this ordeal and how truly inspiring their service and love on our behalf has been. It was a big day, full of smiles and adventure. KSL came to interview Madey again and take more pictures. It was a thrill for Madey to have her name and number called as she was wheeled onto the floor and through the tunnel of cheerleaders, SBO's, coaches and teammates. We all would have liked to see her smile under her the surgical mask she had to wear to keep the germs away. At one point coach Osborne asked her if she was ready to go into the game she responded "sorry I promised my dad I wouldn't try to play today". At the conclusion of the game we were touched when her fellow captains wheeled her out on the floor to recieve the second place trophy. What a special moment. We will be ever grateful for the Falcons Girls basketball team, although they came up short in the win column yesterday, they will always be champions in our hearts! We Love You!
Madey will continue her chemo treatments at the beginning of next week. The battle continues and just like her Falcon teammates madey will continue to fight also.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fevers and Frustration

We ended up in the hospital agian last night and are still here. Madeline was running a little bit of a fever and since that can be a sign of infection we brought her back last night, and we are still here. There is no other evidence of an infection but her blood counts are low, so we are doing blood transfusions in an effort to get those counts up, to help her body fight potential infections but also to get her ready for her next round of Chemo, which is tentatively scheduled for Monday morning. Madeyis resting well and feeling good so we hope we won't be here much longer.

On a happier note, the Fairfield Girls basketball team won their semi-final game in overtime on Thursday which puts them in the championship game this Wednesday at Davis High. We are so thankful for the support Madey's teammates, friends, coaches, and others have shown her and our family in this trial, it is very touching to know that the girls aren't just playing to win they are playing for her.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hats, Home, and Happiness!

We got Madey home from Primary Children's today! This is the Hat she wore home.
As you can see Madey has become a fan of hats, she has received a few from friends and family and is excited about her growing collection. You can also see that she is a little thinner since she started chemo, now that she is home she will start eating again, fruit loops apparently taste normal, so we have that going for us.
She wants to post a few pics of herself without the hats, we will get those up soon. Thanks again to everyone for your love and support. The meals, the messages, and the Prayers are all making a significant difference in our lives. Thank You!!
She is sporting the hat Hillary made for her, cut sisters!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Round 2

We checked Madey into Primary Children's Hospital Monday for her next round of Chemotherapy. This session will be for five days. So far the treatments are going well. Madey is feeling tired and nauseous and she is getting a little bored sitting here in her hospital room. She has had a steady diet of disney channel and fox family television shows. We have also watched some animal planet and classic xgames. Madey is looking forward to coming home this weekend and continuing her recovery. Thank you again to everybody for your kindess words, prayers, and loving support.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Home and Hairless

Madey has now lost all of her hair (tear) it was difficult and in support of her George and Landon decided to shave their heads. They have both mentioned that their heads get cold when they go outside, but they were thrilled with the fact that they didn't need much in the way of hair care products anymore. I wish we had a picture of her expression ther first time she saw her dad with no hair.
Madey is now home and we are happy to have everyone under the same roof again.
We have a few days to recover before we start round 2.
Thanks again for your prayers and support.

Monday, February 1, 2010

It will soon be time for a hat.

Madeline is still in the hospital recieving antibiotics to fight an infection in her system. We are told this is pretty common for Chemo patients. They will continue to monitor her progress and let us know when we can bring her home again.

Madeline has a new trick she can do, she can run her fingers through her hair and then hand you a beautiful nest of brown hair. Yes that means her hair has begun to fall out. George has already been asked by the kids when he will shave his head. His response was soon.

We also want to let everyone know that Madeline will be featured on the 10 o'clock news tonight on KSL Channel 5, Michelle is a little bummed because Madey's hospital room doesn't get channel 5 for some reason, she may have to sneak out and watch it in the lobby.

Thanks agian to everyone for thier love, support, and prayers, keep them coming!