My beautiful niece Gracie was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer). It is still early in the diagnosis and we are awaiting results to know more about the fight that Gracie will face. I've created this blog as an outlet for friends and family to stay informed about her journey and a way for friends and family to make anonymous contributions towards her care and the mounting expenses her family will face. Gracie is a fighter and the bravest 3 year old I know. Hundreds of people love you Gracie and are praying for you. "Be strong and of good courage for the Lord thy God is with thee" Joshua 1:9

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Round 4

I saw this picture on another blog and loved it. It is how I feel about the Savior. He is there for our comfort and peace. Especially little Gracie.

Gracie drew these pictures of mommy and daddy at the hospital.

A few nights ago, my parents brought the other kids up to the hospital to visit. Around the time they were getting ready to leave, the nurse came in and said everyone had to go out in the hallway because there was a tornado warning. We were out there for about an hour before they let us go back in the room. It was craziness. lol.

Gracie did sooo well with round 4 of chemo and came home yesterday! She weighs 31 lbs now and it is great that we have the g button to get her the calories she needs. She hasnt eaten in the last few days but it is just fine cause she hasnt puked either, so all the tube feeds stayed down. It is so nice to not have the stress of if she is eating or not. Gracie has a favorite nurse and she is pretty mean to everyone else. not that i can blame her, she has a lot of anxiety and pain. She is even mean to this nurse too but she is the only one she will really talk to or talk about. She wanted her nurse to push her in her car out to the car when it was time to go.

When we got home, daddy had finished the playhouse just in time, with some help from Grandpa. She loves it.

She will be home until the 3rd of June. That is when we will head down to Ft. Worth for scans to check the tumor size and get ready for surgery on June 7th to resect the tumor!!! hopefully the surgeon can get it all. after surgery she has round 5 of chemo. followed by a month rest and then the stem cell transplant, radiation and antibodies therapy. So, YES the surgery is a huge deal to get the tumor out but there are still many months to go afterward. We feel so blessed that this round went so well. So happy she can have a couple weeks home before sugery. PLease pray for the surgery to go well and for the surgeon to be blessed as well. xoxox


  1. Yay on all accounts! Gracie is amazing, and I will keep her in my prayers as she continues along this journey.

  2. I can't believe how much "stuff" (surgeries, treatments, etc.) you guys have had to do in such a short amount of time being diagnosed. I am sure you are antsy for the surgery because that has probably been the thing you have feared but also welcomed for so long. Hopefully it will be on the downhill after that. Keeping you guys in our prayers too!

  3. I've been keeping up with your blog and am so glad that this round went well for little Miss Gracie. You will continue to be in my prayers. I also wanted to mention that I have recently started a business and I will be willing to donate 10% of all orders placed in Gracie's name. You can check out my business at and if you need to contact me you can do so at

    God bless :-)

  4. Great news you guys, I am so happy to hear she is doing well and continuing to gain weight. Oh, and great playhouse, it is so cute!