Friday, January 18, 2008

Transplant News

Wednesday was a big day fro us. Emily had her transplant evaluation. We arrived at Cedars-Sinai at 7:45 am...ugh! Then met with the transplant team, Urologist, Surgeon, Financial coordinator, Nurse Coordinator, Social Worker, Dietitian, and had an EKG. That took about 5 hours...then on to get labs done (20 viles of blood) and a chest x-ray. These people are the best in their fields and we feel like we are in good hands. It was a lot of information to take in, but all looks good. Emily will be placed on the National Kidney recipient list as soon as the Transplant committee reviews all of the tests. That should be about 2 weeks. Once Emily is placed, they will start testing me. They say if all goes well and I match, we should plan for transplant in about 2 months. We are excited to get this going. Thank you to all who continue to pray. It helps!

Monday, January 7, 2008

McKeon Fun

For Christmas I gave my girls the option of buying their friends gifts or treating them to the Enchanted Experience. They opted for the experience. I took Maddie and her friends Emily and Amanda and Emily and her friend Jaime to see the movie Enchanted at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood. It was AMAZING!! Maddie and her friends dressed up like princesses. They were even mistaken as a part of the act! The movie was great. Afterward they escort you to a big tent where you get your make-up done, your hair sprayed with fairy dust and then you get to meet all of the Disney princesses. Wow! It was fun even for the OLD mom, like me!

Friday, January 4, 2008

McKeon After Christmas

How wonderful to be a part of Chelsea's wedding. Since Chels got married on the 28th, The Utah McKeons came here! YES!! We loved having them here. They were probably glad to get out of the snow (and not have us go there, haha)
Chelsea was a beautiful bride (Ben Hudson looked good too)and the blessing of the temple was the best part.
It was a beautiful day, despite the fact that Gracie threw up on the way down to the temple. Thirty seconds after Gracie, Max said..."Oh Gracie you stink..." And he proceeded to throw up himself! Gracie missed the whole day. She was very sad, since Chelsea is her favorite person in the world!

We had a fun New Year's Eve with Tim and Julie's family. We celebrated at 12 midnight with a big sparkling cider toast! Happy New Year!

McKeon Thoughts

As the new year begins, we thought this blog would be a good way to keep our family and friends updated on our family. This year is going to be a good one...we feel it! After last year it can only get better!
We hope this year will find all of us much healthier and therefore much happier. Emily transplant is still coming, but when is still the question. We wait, but hopefully not for much longer. We will keep you posted!
Again we thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.

McKeon Christmas

The McKeon Christmas was filled with family and friends. We were so blessed this year in receiving and grateful to be able to give too! We were so excited to give our kids a puppy! I know the typical Christmas gift, but this was the only thing all 5 kids asked Jersey came into our home! He is a 10 month old, adorable, Shih Tzu who is yes...potty trained :)

Santa also blessed us with the only gift that is really true to its commercials. We got a Wii! It is so much fun. Our family has been playing non stop. Jr thinks he is the best bowler, while Em is tough to beat at boxing and Uncle Dan and Dad (Jack) work up a sweat at tennis. My Dad (Grandpa P.) has come over twice to play with the kids!