Friday, January 30, 2015

Medical Update on Derick's Mom

Several readers have requested an update on Derick's mom, Cathy Byrum, so here it is. :)

On April 10th of last year, two weeks after Jill Duggar (now Jill Dillard) got engaged to Derick Dillard, Cathy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Now, almost ten months later, Cathy is doing exceptionally well. She recently had a PET scan and a bone marrow biopsy, both of which came back clear. She will have another doctor's appointment in two months but will not require future scans unless symptoms reappear.

A week before Jill and Derick's wedding, Cathy's oncologist did not expect her to survive another day, but she proved him wrong and even made it to the wedding. Cathy's story is nothing short of a miracle. Jill says that Baby Dilly, due in less than seven weeks, cannot wait to meet his grandma!

Jill Dillard, Derick Dillard, and Cathy Byrum visit Grandma Vergie,
Cathy's mother who passed away in November 2014

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Win More Tickets to See the Duggars

You have another chance to win tickets to one of the Duggars' upcoming events! Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are scheduled to speak at Grace Polaris Church near Columbus, Ohio, on February 21st (click here for details).

Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a pair of tickets. The giveaway ends at 12am EST on Tuesday, February 3rd.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Duggar Baby Bumps

Jill and Derick Dillard spent the weekend with Josh and Anna Duggar and their three (soon to be four) kids. Anna is due around July 10th, and Jill is due March 24th.

Jill Dillard and Anna Duggar

 Derick Dillard, Josh Duggar
Mackynzie Duggar, Marcus Duggar, Michael Duggar

Jill and Derick Dillard

Back home in Arkansas, Jill attended biannual neonatal resuscitation training with her fellow midwives. 

Josie is excited to meet Baby Dilly in just two months!

 Josie Duggar poses with Baby Dilly

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Season Sneak Peek

Check out this sneak peek video of the upcoming season of 19 Kids and Counting, which premieres Tuesday, February 17th. Jill and Derick Dillard have the four youngest Duggar kids (Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn, and Josie) over for a fondue party.

New Episodes of "19 Kids and Counting"

As we announced a few weeks ago, the Duggars will return to TLC on Tuesday, February 17th. The new season will feature the wedding of Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald, Jill and Derick's preparations for their son (due March 24th), and updates from the rest of the family.