Wednesday, April 8, 2009

To Janet

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.


Ryan and Lindsey Philbrick said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Brant's mom. We will keep you all in our prayers. Please keep us updated, I'm so glad she is fighting and doing her best to stay strong during this difficult time. She is so lucky to have a great support system with her.

**nicke... said...

oh my! i am so so so so sorry! please please please give her a kiss and a hug for me. i am so sad. please tell them that they are in our prayers! i love you! i will call you soon!