Archive for September, 2010

Finally an up-date

I have been such a slacker keeping up with Bryn’s blog, a lot of people have been asking how she is and today was her cancer check-up so I thought it would be a good time to catch up. Brynlee has been doing really well with the only problem being her weak eye, that we are still trying to work with. We have been patching her strong eye, forcing her weak eye to have to work. It seems to help because when we stop the patching it gets bad again. She’s not a huge fan of wearing the patches, so I usually have to bribe her with what we call a patch treat. It’s usually a sucker or some other form of candy that she gets after she has worn it for most of the day.

A patch picture with a cheetos face

All went well at Bryn’s check-up today, she now only has to see her Oncologist every 6 months. She will be in remission now for 2 years this November. Time is flying by and I can’t believe it’s really been that long. Her doctor did call me this afternoon with some concern for her urine test that came back. She said it had a lot of bad stuff in it. So we are having it retested tomorrow to see how it looks. At this point we are hoping that it’s a simple UTI but we have to be careful and check out everything to make sure she’s clean and has no other side effects. More on that later when we get some results.
Brynlee turned 4 this last March and she is growing up so fast, she has been such a joy to have we couldn’t imagine life without her.

Brynlee turns 4

Another mile stone is that we were finally able to get her hair into some pig tails. She has been asking since she was bald when she could get pigtails again. So I tried it a couple months ago and with a little help from a lot of hairspray, we made it happen. She was so happy!


As most of you know we belong to an organization called Hope Kids. Well last saturday we had our Hope Kids 5k and Bryn walked with us. She said “mommy why are we walking” so I told her it was for hope. I told her how thankful we were that she could walk and be with us and that she is a survivor. And that we have to continue to have hope that she will do well and that othersĀ  just like her can be survivors too.

Cinderella was at the 5k

Walking with daddy

Walking for HOPE

Brynlee and Sadie with Snow White

Brynlee the butterfly

Our family is doing well and we’re so thankful for the love and support of our family and friends. We would not of made it this far without your help and prayers over the last 2 years. I could not keep up with all that was done for Brynlee and our family during her treatment. There was just so much love and support that I couldn’t keep up with the “thank you’s”. To this day I wish I would have been better about sending out notes to each of you. Please know that we are so grateful for all that was done for us, and that we could not have gotten through it all with out your support. I pray that all who helped and gave of themselves will be blessed for their actions. I will try to be better about keeping her blog up-dated. Thanks again for caring.

The Card family


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