Monday, November 9, 2009


The past week and a half has been a bit of a pain. Because Kenna is allergic to one of the chemos she has to take the replacement. Unfortunately the replacement is 6 shots (Actually shot in each leg.), as opposed to 1 dose of the other med. Because of the allergic reaction risk she has to get these at the hospital. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) We will finish the first round on Wednesday. She was quite nauseated and sick last week. We are starting to watch her weight and food consumption more carefully. I bought her whole milk and Ensure the other day to try and sneak into some smoothies and she gave me the "if-you-think-I'm-drinking-that, you're-crazy" look. She did start feeling better by the weekend. Thank goodness!
As you noticed in the pictures posted previously McKenna still has her hair. We think that is may just thin. (Thank goodness for thick hair.) That would be such a blessing. That has been one of the most traumatic things for Kenna to deal with since she was diagnosed. It would be wonderful to have one less thing to cope with.


  1. So sorry it has been a tough week. As always, thinking and praying for you.

  2. Hi Jen,
    Just found your blog. I hope McKenna has a better week this week. We will keep thinking of you all and praying for her.

  3. I am so sorry it has been a rough week. Since you are going more often to the hospital, would it help to have meals more often during the week? Be honest! I'll give you a call later today. Tell McKenna that we are so proud of how she is holding up!

  4. How hard for Kenna! :-( I've been doing shots for almost 2 years now (M/W/F) and it certainly is NO fun! I hope he feels better.

  5. Sorry you had a rough week!!! Seriously let me know if you can think of ANYTHING we can do to help. Even if its just pick the kids up from school, or have them come hang out for a little bit. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to help somehow!