MaeLynn's Final Resting Place

MaeLynn's Final Resting Place
I went over to the cemetery the day after Memorial Day. You can tell she was so loved...and still is.

MaeLynn's Hummingbird Box

MaeLynn's Hummingbird Box
MaeLynn and Andy have been having a lot of fun getting into their artistic sides lately. This is one of MaeLynn's projects from this fall.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Big Decision

Tonight MaeLynn told me that she had decided what to do about her cancer. After much contemplation, soul searching, and talking things over with Andrew, MaeLynn has decided not to do anything.

She has had the hardest time trying to decide WHAT to do, and when she finally decided not to do anything, she feels totally at peace. Whatever may come may come, but she is going to make the most of whatever time she has left with us.

Maybe the miracle will be that her body will be healthier longer than it should be under the circumstances. She's already doing better than lots of people in stage 4 of cancer. She knows that a lot of people will think she's crazy, and she's fine with that. :)

Other than that, I don't have much news to report. Although...if anyone would like to donate to "the cause"...which is now just trying to help Andy and Mae wade through previous doctors' bills and life in general, Andy's Grandpa Harris has set up a donation account through Zion's Bank in Logan under MaeLynn's name. You can go in to deposit money, or send checks...but I'm under the impression that you can not do electronic transfers. More info on that later. You could also send a check straight to MaeLynn at:

784 North 300 East
Logan, UT 84321

They appreciate all the prayers and help from everyone.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Tuesday at the Huntsman Cancer Institute

I haven't had a chance to talk to MaeLynn much about what went on last Tuesday. I thought her mother summed it up well in an e-mail, I'm just going to post that for now. Hope she doesn't mind.

Hello Everyone,
It's really quiet around our house this morning. MaeLynn's family left last night after staying with us for a few days. It started when they came down last Fri. evening so they would be here in time to be at the Oquirrh Temple open house early Sat. morning. Kendall, especially, was excited to be able to go in to a temple. It is a beautiful, small temple...much like the the others... compact and simple.

Saturday we also celebrated the twins' 3rd birthday. It's hard to believe time has gone by so fast.

Yesterday MaeLynn had appointments at the Huntsman Center. She, Andrew, and Jerry were up there nearly all day. The doctors there said that at least 50% of her liver was functioning. People can survive with a liver functioning at 20%. He would recommend the intravenous treatment which would kill the exisiting cancer cells and follow it up with chemo. Their MO at the Huntsman is for the doctors to examine the patient, meet together in discussion, and then move forward. They will be meeting next Tues. and then contact MaeLynn with their recommendations. So we will wait again, now, until next Tues.

Hope all is going well. Thank you for your faith and prayers.