Jordyn's Journey to Triumph Over ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hard Times

Jordyn was so sick and miserable last week, but yesterday she seemed so much better as the day progressed and was just super tired, her tummy hurt but she was not throwing up but she still wasn't eating much, so I was very hopeful that she would handle the chemo this week really well. Today, I know that she is going to struggle this week. She is sooo tired, doesn't want to really move, her legs are hurting more and more, and she isn't keeping her food or drinks down... This is less than an hour after she got iv zofran... She is sad and feeling super yucky and spending all of her time on the couch only getting up to go to the bathroom. Since our hospital stay last week, she gets scared to go to sleep unless I stay there until she falls asleep. She is missing her friends and really misses leaving the house. She is actually asking for medicine (zofran to help her tummy...), which she has never done in the whole course of treatment until now. For her to admit she hurts or feels yucky means that she feels really yucky and hurts really badly. I think the hardest thing is just knowing it is going to get worse before it gets better...

I just tucked her in for a nap, and she said to me, "Mommy, I am sad..." Then a few minutes later I heard her gagging, and after she finished she said to me, "I am sorry I am so sick..." I told her it was okay and it wasn't her fault and we would take care of her. Anyway... What I am getting at is that I know something that you can do for her... She needs to know people are there for her and cheering her on even if she can't see them because she is stuck at home feeling sick and miserable. Here is what I am asking

Please mail her a letter, post card, whatever is easiest with her name on it with this information.

Your name

How you heard about her whether you are family, a Friend of a Friend, etc.

Where you live

And most importantly a message to Jordyn. It can be anything! Short, long, whatever you can find time to write. If you need our mailing address, email me at

I think that getting supportive mail through these next few hard weeks will be an uplifting and wonderful experience for her and something she can always look back on and remember all the people who care and want to support her.

We love all of you and are so grateful for your support and especially your prayers.

If you need our mailing address, email me at


  1. Your family is beautiful and your daughter's strength is amazing. A friend told me about your website and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

    I was diagnosed with MS about 12 years ago, when I was 21 years old. Now I am definitely going through nothing like your daughter and your family but I am sure that we all are learning many of the same life lessons.

    I know that our Father in Heaven only gives us what we can handle and does this so we can be a beacon of light to strengthen those around us as well as refine us to enable us to be able to"endure all things". I know that as we patiently endure these challenges, like the one that your family is facing now, we become so much stronger in the end.

    I once wrote something and I would like to share it with you:
    "In weakness, there is strength. We cannot let ourselves be overcome by any adversity that falls upon us. The storms will be fierce and the rain will try to drown us, but we can come out survivors of the storm and be so much stronger in the end. We can and we must triumph through our trials."

    May God bless your family and I hope you feel His arms reaching out to hold your little angel.

    Alyssa M. Audd

  2. Hello! I received the link to your blog through my sister. She knows a friend of a friend, and sent me your address. We are having a little Christmas party tomorrow with about 12 children, and would love to make Jordyn some cards. My heart aches for you and your family. I have 4 children of my own, and I can't even imagine how horrible it would be to have one of them so sick. Please know that we are praying for you, and sending cards on the way!

    Mandy P.

  3. Sorry you are so sick :( . I had a niece who had Leukemia when she was about a year old. Now she is a beautiful 22 year old. Hang in there. Our prayers are with you. Mike & Ruth Bradshaw

  4. We are very grateful for your words of encouragement! We feel God's love through everyone's love support and prayers. Thank You!