Thursday, August 12, 2010


I can honestly say that the last 2 days have been the longest 2 days of my life.

And can happily tell you that no cancer cells were found in the fluid.
Deep sigh of relief.

Now we wait, and see if it comes back.
Trav will go in next week and check the fluid via chest x-ray.

Our hope is that there wont be any, and it wont come back.
If it does, then he will have a 'procedure' done to hopefully rid him for good.

So again, cross any crossable body parts in the hopes that the darn fluid is gone. for. good.

I also want to say thank you to the many people who have texted, prayed, fasted, called, visited, and e-mailed. It's been humbling and overwhelming. And we have felt so thankful. Last night we had a friend, who had no idea what was going on, feel inspired to come check on the Kidman family. It's a testimony builder for us to have so many of you on our side.

You all are amazing.

I also feel a little embarrassed. It seems we've been really lucky whenever we hit these scary moments, we end up getting fairly decent news. But I worry that many of you are wondering why we freak out, so often. The truth is that we have just been really lucky. The statistics for Trav's cancer, and his stage of cancer, are really-really ugly. The fact that things have gone so well for so long is a miracle. The fact that things haven't progressed or changed is a miracle. We are so thankful for that. But we are also very aware that we need to be prepared for the worst case, because in most cases, it happens sooner rather then later. So we aren't just being dramatic, (I wish we were). It is scary, and awful, and crappy all at the same time. I know that most of you already know that, but just want you to know that all your prayers are for a reason. We have needed them, and appreciated them, and will continue to do so.

We are very blessed, and so thankful to you all.

And I hope this makes sense because I haven't slept in 2 days.
And I'm tired.

Goodnight. ;)


Kristen said...

Get your rest Sweet Lady. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

jmn said...

This is such good news!! I can't imagine what the past few days have been like for all of you, but I'm grateful for this good news. You'll continue to be in my prayers. Now get started planning that trip to Spain!
-Jeanne Nielsen

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Watkins said...

Bless you. I am so thankful for your good news. I hope you can have a good rest tonight! Continued prayers from the Watkins.

Bre said...

Our prayers and thoughts always will continue on friend!! Hope you can get come rest!

Eileen said...

The focus of my fasting was that you and Travis will be able to take that trip together. That will continue to be the focus of my prayers. Every one.

I'm so happy you got good news today. Super duper happy!

Jason and Niki said...

We were glad to hear a piece of good news. You are in our thoughts and prayers - we love you guys!

Brittney said...

I have been waiting and nervous all day to hear. I definitely believe in miracles and add my faith to the many prayers of so many wonderful people out there to keep them coming. So many loves.

Bryon's Family said...

Lady, that is some awesome news! I know the feeling of drama. Please do not feel as if you have to explain it to anyone, because whether your readers are fighting for life or just reading to stay in touch, they understand. No one reads this blog and wonders why you lose sleep over every test or every side effect. Kiss Travis for me, because it would be really awkward if I did it, and tell him we are so happy for him.

Candace said...

I'm so relieved for you guys. I know it has been so horrible the last 2 days so I hope you can sleep tonight or I am seriously bringing over the Ambien. Sure love ya.

jwoodruff said...

Great news! I can only image what the past few days have been like. Hopefully you and Travis can both rest and relax a bit this weekend.

The Smith Family said...

Hayley, this is so great to hear, I have been worried about you and your cute family! We missed you at bunco! I am so glad to hear things are ok!! Let me know if I can do anything for you! REALLY!!

Darin and Joanna said...

I am so glad for your good news. I am sorry life has been such a roller coaster. I am not sure how you do it, but you really are an example to everyone. Good luck on getting more good news!

Kristin said...

Oh Hayley . . . I have been feeling for you over the past few days. That is great news about the fluid! I wanted to tell you that Jackie just had that surgery to fix the fluid problem (after having to be drained 3 or 4 times and over a liter each time). The surgery definatley wasn't a lot of fun (what surgery is?) but she was out of the hospital in 4 days and it helped her quality of life immensly! Hopefully he won't need it . . . :) I missed you at bunco!!!Please let me know if I can do ANYTHING . . . even just someone to sympathize and can sort of relate! Love Ya and hang in there!

Alabama Apples said...

Haylee, I don't know how I missed this gigantic, unfathomable trial your family is going through. I am sorry for your struggles and thankful for the good results. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your beautiful family.


Melissa said...

It's great that you guys have had sooo many miracles, it's a blessing that your hubby is doing great and that he get's to watch your DARLING girls continue to grow up,and that you continue to have an awesome hubby by your side!!!! I am keeping your family in my prayers that everything will continue to go MIRACULOUSLY!!!!

Simply Be Photo/Melissa said...

I haven't peeked in on your blog in quite a while. And I always am crossing my fingers for you as I open it up to read it. And luckily it seems that lots well deserved blessings are happening for you. I hope all keeps going in the postive direction!!! We pray for you.