KC Zoo Tiger Donation

To help fulfill Mason's dream and help the Tigers:
KC Zoo Attn Laura Berger "In Memory of Mason Kempf" 6800 Zoo Dr Kansas City, MO 64132

For the beauty of Snow and Magic on Christmas :
Elves of Christmas Present PO Box 3535
Olathe, KS 66063

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We are back HOME!


Wow! What a trip!! The good news Mason's MRI results were stable, and he can continue Chemo. I do not have the strength to tell him, the dose doubled and in order for the correct mg, he has to take 7 pills. 3 were very difficult. (that's twice a day-total of 14 daily) He starts again July 20. He was a brave trooper. I had so many mixed emotions returning to St. Jude. I fought back tears, as I felt happy, proud to be there, sad, angry, all of it! But most of all thankful and hopeful. We were looking forward to returning home by 9 p.m Tuesday. Little did we know our flight would be delayed 12 minutes, then 2 hours, then 2 hours 30 min, then 4 hours, then 4 hours 30 minutes, then 6 hours. The plane actually landed at midnight, only to find out our flight had no crew! At 1:30 we had an option to get a hotel, but would not fly out until 8 pm the next day. I was glad we waited to see if the crew showed up at 2:30. Sure enough at 2:15 they arrived, with a loud cheer from all! Fortunately, Mason slept while we waited and a kind Samaritan shared her jacket as Mason's body shook from the cold. Who knew in Memphis we needed a jacket. It is good to be home.

7 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, what a long trip home from Memphis that was. You could have driven both ways in less time than it took to get home by airplane one way!! But, the news was good with the MRI and now you are home and your big adventure to Disney is around the corner. :)Mason is a trooper...he'll get those Chemo pills down.
Thanks for keeping your family and friends up to date via Mason's blog, so appreciate the information.

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear his MRI was stable.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are home and so thankful for the encouraging report. Kim

Brandie said...

Glad to hear MRI was stable! :)

Shannon Thimmesch said...

So thankful the MRI was stable. You all deserve a fabulous vacation, so enjoy Disney!!!! We will all keep praying for Mason!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great news! Enjoy Disney and see you all soon in NY. Aunt G and Uncle S

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the news and hope you all rested up today. Enjoy your trip, let them pamper you all, and we will all be here waiting to hear about your adventures when you return. Keeping you in prayers as always!
Betsy