Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Family united in baldness...






Jenelle's daddy #2. We are on day 22 of KCA(kicking cancers ass). After I told Jack mommy cut off all her hair he said we should do the same. He said we can be "the bald family". We have some good news. Kelly is doing really well. Her blood levels have increased to the point she can go home. The problem is she has a fever and rash that won't go away. Kind of like that relative during the Holidays. The rash covers her entire body and itches constantly. She is having a bone marrow test tomorrow. The Dr. expects the leukemia to be either in remission or close to it. We still have to do a second round of chemo either way. Jenelle cried the entire weekend. You think it was because she didn't poop for three days? We need everyone to start praying for Kelly's fever and rash to go away so she can get home. I am very proud of Kelly and how great her attitude has been. She is amazing. Kelly has approved this message.

19 comments:

celia said...

Well, congratulations to Jack on his idea and to the Bald family. Jack is so special as you well know.
I am praying for you, Kelly.

Timestep said...

This post bring tears to my eyes ( and you can tell I'm grading too many papers when I want to edit the missing apostrophe ;.>)

You all look great! Jacks a cool kid.

I'm just glad you don't have to manage no hair in 10 degree weather.

Love you all!

therextras said...

alternate acronyn: KCA&AASE
Kick Cancer's Ass & All Associated Side-Effects

Kelly has also done an amazing job in selecting her mate - who helped her produce a chip off the ol' block.

(Really? Don't they treat that kind of rash like a burn? Topicals and wraps...seems like it would help.) Prayers continiuing - for all of you. Barbara

gypsygrrl said...

glad that Operation KCA is moving right along... sending prayers and love for that rash and fever to take a hike!!!

you all are about the best looking Bald Family i have ever seen. that jack is a sweet boy. you all are in my thoughts and prayers every day!

Victoria said...

You guys are fantastic and never cease to amaze me with how close and supportive a family you are. The post brought tears to my eyes too. We'll keep praying for the AASE to go away! and for the KCA program to keep on kicking hard!

Norene said...

I'm praying that you will be able to come home soon!

Danielle said...

love the acronym. you guys rock. kelly has approved this message. ha ha ha. lots of love!

Gators_Rule said...

I love the matching hairstyles! I'm so glad to hear the great news. I hope the rash follows the cancer right out the door.

We miss you Kelly!

Linda

Laura said...

Your boys are quite handsome all balded up! And what a sweet and supportive gesture that Jack thought up to do this. I'm sure you look just as wonderful while busy kicking cancers ass. Thank you to Kelly's DH for posting yet again.

Debi (Lauren's mom on CN) said...

What an awesome young man you and Brett raising Kelly!! Family unity rocks!! Prayers that the rash is gone quickly and that you are home before you know it...Praying that the cancer is in remission and stays that way...

Hugs & prayers,

Debi

Kim said...

Still praying.... is it any better?
I am praying she is home soon.
Much love to you all!
And you all look gorgeous with and without hair!

mlageson said...

We are happy to hear about the remission. Keep on fighting and the fever and rash will go aw

Hugs from Sweden

Meritt said...

I know Kelly is gorgeous even bald... those eyes will captivate anyone and that smile lights up a room! LOL.

Tell Kel that it will be interesting to see what her hair comes back in like. Our friend Mike always had straight, very thin hair. His came in so incredibly dark, wavy and THICK it was almost unbelievable. My Mom always had very, very straight hair. Would not even hold a perm. After chemo and radiation she ended up with curls! LOL.

Here is a little prayer that the fever goes away and you can go home. Sweet home... your own bed. I bet you can't wait! :)

The Kept Woman said...

Hey sexy lady! Meritt is right- even with all you're going through you're still damn cute!!!

(keeps wishes, hope and lots of positive thoughts coming to get rid of that dang rash and fever!!!)

Random And Odd said...

Thank you SO much for the update. *HUGS FOR ALL*

Fantastagirl said...

You have the best attitude and I love the KCA!

Great idea Jack - you all look wonderful bald (Kelly, Meritt is right you are a beautiful woman!)

Sending many positive thoughts, hugs and smiles, and prayers your way - hope the rash is better!

autismfamily said...

great idea by Jack for the "bald family", great pics. I hope the rash is going away quickly and that Kelly can go home by Monday.

Good to know almost in remission.

Happy Holidays

Andrea said...

YOU GO GIRL!! Lots of prayers continuing for you - hope you can go home soon! Shoo rash, shoo!

deb said...

You all have cute heads! My hubby watched my daddy shave me, but he did not bare his little (big) head. As I have said for years (and you know I have BTDT) its only hair, it will grow back!

Hoping you are home ASAP!

Deb