Tuesday, August 25, 2009


(Koen sleeping on the way home from the hospital.)
Home Sweet Home! Man does it feel good to be home, for all of us to be together as a family again and to be able to sleep in our own beds again. After 25 days in the hospital we were all so glad to be able to come home even if it’s only for 4 days. It’s better than what I thought in the beginning. I thought they would be making us go back to the hospital today. Koen is doing GOOD! I knew getting him home would be good for him. Last night he wanted to walk around even by himself. This shocked both Grant and I, we knew he would probably want to at least try walking but not by himself. We weren’t even sure if he would be able to walk since he had barely even wanted to stand for 2 seconds in the hospital. He was so thrilled to be home, he just smiled and smiled! He was also so ready to sleep in his own bed. We finally got him to bed around 10:30 (He took a nap on the way home) He slept from then till 1:30. He was due for pain medicine at 2:00. And then was back asleep from 2:30-6:00 up for thirty mins and then back to sleep till 10:00. Thank you everyone for the prayers that got him here!

Koen’s next round of chemo will start on Thursday he has a doctors appointment then to get blood drawn to make sure his counts are up. If there up he’ll start he’s chemo on Friday. He’ll have to be hospitalized for 3-4 days for the first week of this round. Praying he’ll be coming home again on Monday.

Please keep him in your prayers as he has a long road ahead of him. He’s such a little fighter! We couldn’t be more proud of him! It’s so hard as parents to see your little boy have to go through something like this. But I just keep telling myself a VERY sick little boy is better than no little boy at all. For the first two weeks of him being hospitalized we weren’t sure if he was going to make it. With GOD and his will to LIVE he has! I (WE) feel so BLESSED to be able to be Koen’s mommy and daddy! We can only Thank one person for that and that is GOD! Thank you GOD for sparing his life! I know the road ahead is going to be a tough one, but I also know Koen’s struggle is working and going to be working through so many peoples lives including my own.
Again thank you everyone for everything!
Koen’s proud mommy!

(Koen playing Geo Trax with Kaitin & Gavin at home :) )
You can watch a cute video of Koen playing here:


  1. Praise God! Rejoicing with you!
    Amy Westlund

  2. We are also Praising the Lord for His wonderful blessing of your family being home. Many prayers are going up for Koen and your family, and will continue until he is cancer free! Thank you Jesus!! Praying in Hilmar, CA Dave & Robin

  3. I've been following Koen's story. I'm so glad that he was able to come home and that things are starting to look up!

  4. Sooooooooooooooooo HAPPY to see little Koen home with his brothers and parents!!! Praise God!!! Will keep praying for him and your family! :)

    -Erika Aggson (and family)