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

Sunday, July 17, 2011

family vacation

Gracie has been eating well (for her) these last couple weeks. Her weight is not up nor down but holding steady. :) She likes to eat a lot of cereal, cottage cheese, refried beans, yogurt, pudding and mac n cheese.
We just got back from a 2 week vacation to Idaho, Yellowstone, and Moab. Gracie did really well and was playing like a regular kid. It was wonderful.
Gracie hiked some of the way to delicate arch. it is a mile and a half each way, so obviously that was out of the question to have her do! and who wants her burning that many calories anyway!! haha. Brandon carried her most of the way up. I carried Von some of the way up and Brandon would take Gracie up a ways and then come down and pack Von up. back and forth cause I was a wimp. lol then he carried Von down and I carried Gracie. She was much easier to carry than Von! that 5 less lbs made a huge difference.
Gracie at sand dune arch. The kids loved this arch for all the cold sand. we were lucky to be there when the weather wasnt too hot like it usually is in July. we did the hike to delicate arch and just got done with sand dune arch when it started to rain. we went swimming at the Rv place and then dinner and shopping! We had a great time visiting a lot of our family and I was pretty emotional talking with them about her. It is so good to be at this place in treatment. the end!! We were able to have such a wonderful trip with a new outlook on life. the kids all did awesome and we all enjoyed every bit of it.
a funny/cute thing I wanted to add. Gracie and Chloe have been playing with their toys and Gracie will tell Chloe to be the DR and she takes her toys to her and says they have cancer. She tells DR Chloe what needs done, surgery etc. then Chloe said "OK the cancer is all gone!!" Gracie said "are you sure? you better do a donut scan" (donut scan is what she calls the CT scan cause it looks like a big donut) well, Dr Chloe did the donut scan and all was clear! :)

1 comment:

  1. A donut scan! I love the way that kids look at the world. Congrats again on everything.