Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My mother in-law was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia. While Leukemia is a commonly known type of cancer, hearing the news that Janet was ill came as a complete shock to all of our family. For weeks now she has been far from home in a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona.
While on vacation in Arizona, Janet felt a pain in her chest that was found to be
pneumonia, which was caused by a low white blood cell count, which was caused by the Leukemia.
She is an amazing woman. Test after test and throughout the chemotherapy she has remained strong yet tender. And Tony, my father in-law, is an equally amazing man. It has been so touching to watch those two together throughout this trying time.
The last evening Brant, Jamie and I were there, Janet's hair had began to loosen and fall onto her shoulders. We all sat around her and cried with her while Tony tenderly brushed it and kept whispering how beautiful she looked. It was an incredibly emotional moment that I'll never forget.
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