10.29.2012

ten months


Give or take a couple weeks, ten months ago this roller coaster started. Ten months ago a belly ache ended up being a lot more than a belly ache.

There was a prognosis, a surgery, tests upon tests, a few months of chemo and a whole lot of celebrating when scan after scan came back clear.

At the tender age of two, she had beat it. Cancer was gone.

Except those two words never seem synonymous. Cancer, gone.

And another Friday afternoon phone call proved just that. My brother and sister-in-law were back at the hospital this weekend with Liv, another tummy ache, more waiting, more tests.

It's back. The cavity where they removed her kidney and the original tumor, a new tumor has grown. There are spots on her lungs. It's aggressive, it's not like last time. A month ago her scans were clear, and now this.

So now we're left questioning why, wondering, crying, being pissed off. And mostly gearing up to fight, because if there's one thing I have to say to cancer it's that it's not welcome in this family. It caught us off guard once and took my grandma, Liv showed it the exit route last time and there's no doubt in my mind she will do the same once again.

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32 comments:

Babygirl said...

Keep your head up and keep fighting! you and your family are in my prayers! Y'all show cancer whose boss!

Carolyn said...

OH NO! :( I'm so sorry Chelsea! I'm sending good wishes and prayers to you and your family!!

Perfectly Jenn said...

Liv and your family are in my prayers

Mary said...

Praying for you guys. So sorry you have to go through this again.

K said...

So sorry to hear that you guys are back in this horrible spot again! If I have learned one thing, it's that as horrible as it is to hear about a little one having cancer, they are the most resilient little things! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts!

KRISTIN said...

It absolutely breaks my heart to read this post. I am so sorry Chelsea. My prayers are with your and your family. Liv is tough little girl, she did it once and will do it again! xoxo.

Amanda said...

Sending so much love and positive thoughts and prayers your way! I wish there was more I could, but just know that even from CT I'm thinking of you and your family! Liv's a fighter, so she'll keep on fighting!!!!

Amber said...

Praying for you, your family, and especially your sweet niece. She's a fighter and she'll beat it again!

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Praying for her, for you, and your family. This is too much for a sweet little girl...she will get through it again!

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

This just breaks my heart. I will be praying for her. Cancer is such an asshole.

Melanie said...

She's already proved how tough she is, and she'll beat it again! Thoughts and prayers for that cute little girl!

Erica said...

:( So sorry she's going through this. Praying that it gets the ef out of your family for good. Hang in there...give her lots of hugs and kisses.

Alana Christine said...

Bless her little heart! My thoughts are with you and your family.

Whitney Tomlin said...

I hate to hear that! Praying for your family. She seems like a fighter!

Kristen said...

So sad to read this. Praying for your neice and your family!

Holly said...

I'm so so so sorry to hear this. :( I'm praying for you, your family and Liv! She's one tough little girl! xoxo

Michelle (michabella) said...

Oh Chels. It's so hard to know why. My heart breaks for your family. But girls are fighters! I know lil Liv will fight through this. You are such a wonderful Aunt to her. Keeping Liv and the family in my prayers. Stay strong <3

Adrienne said...

Oh no, I'm so, so sorry to hear this Chelsea. Keeping little liv, your brother and sister, and your whole family in prayers!

Stupid cancer :(

Nikki said...

I am so so sorry! I will keep you and your family in my prayers! xoxo

Katie said...

So sad to hear this! Keeping you and your family in my prayers :)

Katie said...

So sad to hear this! Keeping you and your family in my prayers :)

Mindy said...

Omg, that's horrible. I'm so sorry your family and little Liv are going through this again. Some things in this world, like two year olds fighting cancer twice in their life, just aren't fair and don't make sense.

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

tara said...

oh chelsea, this absolutely breaks my heart! she is such a little fighter. praying for y'all! <3

sara with an h said...

she has such an amazing support system and is such a little fighter! you guys will all get through this, xo

Mateya said...

Oh my goodness! Praying so hard for your family and that sweet little girl!

Adrian {Happy Girl} said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts your way. Hang in there girl!

Sweet Tea In Sicily said...

So sorry!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. This breaks me heart.

A said...

I freaking HATE cancer... sending a million get well vibes to your little precious niece!!! xoxoxoxo

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh goodness this news is so hard to read!! i was hoping the cancer would be gone for good and the poor thing has to keep fighting. i hate all cancers especially cancers like the one your niece is having to fight

Kristin said...

:( so sorry to hear this

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