Last week, we received the devastating news that our little 4-year old granddaughter, Livvi was diagnosed with Leukemia. It has been a week that we will never forget. The good news is that she has about a 90% chance of beating this! The bad news is that she has leukemia, it will be about a 2 1/2 year battle, and it will be rough. She has already spent much of the last week in the hospital, is on high doses of steroids, has had several rounds of chemo, and has been poked and prodded more than most people in a lifetime. We are so fortunate to live here in Utah where we are able to get her cared for at Primary Children's Hospital. These are some of the best pediatric oncologists in the world.
I share this with all of you for a few reasons:
- If you are inclined to remember Livvi and her family in your prayers, we would appreciate it more than you know!
- I know that many of you reading this blog have 'gotten to know' my family over the years through my posts. This is part of our family now, and we will be sharing it along with everything else. This is a battle we are all fighting with Livvi. You can follow posts on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #livstrong
- Our daughter, Kori and her hubby, Rick (Livvi's parents) have started a blog to detail Livvi's journey. They know that when Livvi is older and has beaten this nasty disease, she will want to be able to look back and see what happened, how her parents felt, etc. We thought you might want to follow along. The blog address is: www.livstrongblog.wordpress.com. There are about 5 or 6 posts already, so if you would like to follow from the beginning, just scroll down to the first post and work your way up.