Last night Brinley took her very last dose of steroids. She is officially OFF TREATMENT!! As promised, here is the video of her last treatment.


Brinley's Last Treatment

Now we will give her a couple days to recover from this round, and for us to catch our breath and gather our thoughts and emotions. She has been very sick this time because her steroid dose was increased. She will easily crack a smile though when you tell her this is the last time she will feel like this!

We will find a way to celebrate this weekend as a family. Then.......we are planning a big par-tay in January to celebrate with everyone who wants to celebrate with us. We have a lot to celebrate.

22 comments:

Kat said...

I am so so Happy for Brinley and your whole family! Congrats! You did it.
The video was priceless and I am in tears. Happy Tears!

Sole said...

I cried just as hard watching this video as I did in the beginning of this long, awful journey you had to take, only this time they were tears of overwhelming JOY, HAPPINESS, EXCITEMENT,and PRIDE!!! Way to go Brin Brin!! I knew you could do it!!! BIG hugs and kisses from aunt Sole, uncle Chance, Bitsy and Tubby!

Dani said...

TEARS!!! So excited for you guys and this awesome journey you have made. Way to go!!!

Ann Brown said...

What an incredible video -- had me in tears! Way to go Brinley!!!!! Congrats to you and your entire family!

Ann (Elke's mom -- ALL KIds)

Phyllis said...

Way to go, Brinley!! You did it! I'm so happy for all of you. Happy, happy tears here. What an amazing video and what an inspiring journey.
Phyllis & Kristen(in Oklahoma, who will be celebrating the end of Abby Riggs treatment next week :))

Sara said...

I'm so happy for little Brinley and your whole family! I cried my eyes out watching that video! Lots of love from us and we are soooooo happy for you! Way to go Brinley...YOU DID IT!!! You guys have been through so much, and have been so strong!!! This holiday season we all have so much to be thankful for:-)

Michelle said...

having followed along since Brinley's diagnosis (or at least since the first month of your blogging about it) i've been praying for this day. literally daily prayers for a little girl, family, and doctors/nurses/specialists that i don't even know but feel like i do.

thanks for posting this video... it's priceless.

M-Cat said...

The video is amazing and I can't even tell you how happy I am. I love her punching the air!!

Great job Brinely and to your whole family!!

xoxoxo

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations!!!
I came here through M-cat.. and had to go back and read some of your journey through all of this!
I admire your faith and courage and strength through all of it! :)

My father has cancer and we appreciate each and every moment we have together. Thanks for sharing your story..

Amanda said...

YOU WON!

nsudburyfam said...

So, SOOOO exciting!! We had a big party for Kaidan when she finished too! Tons of fun. We made 500 cupcakes, so if you want help with cupcakes, let me know...seriously...I LOVED doing it!

I am really so excited for you and Brinley and your whole family. Have a GREAT weekend!

Dennis said...

Uh, WE'LL BE THERE IN JANUARY FOR THE PARTY.

Anonymous said...

Praise GOD!!!!!!! I'm from Plano, TX and I've been following your blog for some time now and the tears just flowed after watching the video. Enjoy your family and we will continue to pray for a cancer free Brinley.

Becky
becky_cooper@verizon.net

Briana said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Amanda said we'd cry watching this video and I did - I balled like a baby. :) Happy tears!

I have been meaning to track down your blog and introduce myself for a while - Dorothy and Gaerth Seastrand are in our ward and have been telling us about Brinley ever since our daughter, Elena, was diagnosed with ALL in March.

Congrats again to Brinley and to all of you for reaching such a huge milestone!!! She looks like such a sweetheart - what a brave little fighter. She did it!

-Briana
myhoffmans.blogspot.com

johnjillhuz said...

Oh!!!! YAY! I bawled through the whole video. What a sweet wonderful experience to be DONE! What a blessing to have endured the last 2 1/2 years of fighting cancer. Way to go Brinley!

Love,
Jill Hughes
Erin's Mom
http://littleairbear.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

HI Im Skyler's mom and we have been dealing with this cancer thing for three months now. Im bawling right now watching her last treatment. Im SO happy for her!!!!! Thank you for posting this video, it gives me hope and a little glimpse of the end of the tunnel. GOOD JOB BRINLEY! YOU ARE AN AMAZING STRONG GIRL!!

Chelsea said...

Great video! I cant stop crying. I am SO SO SO happy for you all! Way to go Brinley! You are one tough cookie! XOXOXO

Nat Lud said...

Wow. That post was amazing! Brought tears to my eyes in the first few moments. What a great day for your sweet family. Congratulations! And way to go beating cancer!

Josh and Kandice said...

Happy tears for Brinley! I'm so happy for her and your family. What a great video to show her later what she went through and how strong her little body and soul are. We will be at the party in January!!
You did it Brinley! Congrats sweetheart!

Wife Of A Salesman said...

I finally got to watch Brinley's last day...this is the first time in my life I thought cancer was beautiful...the battle fought, the battle won! Love, Hugs, Kisses, THE END!

Ashley said...

Sobbing. We love you guys so much. God bless you all.

lindsay Roscoe said...

That was amazing!! CONGRATULATIONS! I can not think of anything better!!