Tomorrow is the day Brinley will have surgery to have her port placed. I hope everything goes okay, if you could say a little prayer that everything will go well we would sure be grateful! We go in at 7:30 AM, with surgery at 9:00, along with a lumbar puncture (chemo in her spine), followed by chemo at clinic. I think it will be a long, hard day. They will have to leave her PICC line in for the chemo afterwards, (they don't want to access her port right after putting it in) so that means it will have to be removed after her chemo and while she is awake. I am very nervous about that. It is a very long line they will be pulling out of her, not to mention the stitches they have to take out to free the line. I hope it is not too traumatic. I told Brinley they were going to take it out tomorrow and now she is asking if it will hurt. I can see in her eyes she is nervous. She never knows what is coming next. I just hate this part.

Everything else is fine, Taylor has been quite sick with that same wacky virus the other girls had. We are trying to keep it from Mylee now. Other than that, we are just kind of treading water. Not going anywhere, but not drowning either.


Ali said...

Prayers...check. I also got everything cleared with my in-laws, see you on 6/29!!!!!

Kristin said...

Thanks Ali! I'm excited!

Anonymous said...

I love you. I will be thinking/praying for you guys all day. You're in my thoughts/prayers daily.

Kristine said...

Praying for Brinley today. Hope all goes well.

Julie Kohler said...

Hi Kristin,
I know you don't know me, David and I were friends in high school. I promise I'm not some random psycho! :) I just wanted to let you know how amazing I think you are! In the few posts I've read it had really struck me; the strength and attitude you and Dave have to get your family through this hard time. Brinley seems to be one tough little fighter! It also brings back memories, as my nephew is a cancer survivor. It was so hard, as his aunt, to see him go through it all, I can only imagine how much harder it would be when it's your own child. You guys are in our prayers, we hope surgery today goes smoothly!! :)
BTW, your girls are so beautiful!!

Missy Anderson said...

Hello Kristin & Family,
Sending you lots of warm, healing, and comforting thoughts your way. I'm a member of ALl-Kids and often check in on Brinley.

Colorad Springs, CO