Posts made in February, 2012

The News We Prayed For!

»Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Updates | 8 comments

Ethan is a rapid early responder!! Only 1% blasts in the bone marrow at the end of one week of treatment. To God be the glory! Note added 2/15: I’ve realized belatedly that he has met the technical qualifications of being in remission. I really love that word!

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Daily Update – 2/11

»Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Updates | 1 comment

Things are quiet and good. Ethan got another full round of chemo on Thursday and his response was much more manageable this time. Maybe a little worn out but no vomiting and no nausea. On the other hand the Prednisone has definitely kicked in. It feels like he is a hobbit from LOTR “I want second breakfast.¬†What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper?” I’m glad he has the appetite of a teenager because we would be grateful for a buffer on his weight. In cancer land if he loses more than 10% of his starting weight they require an NG tube which I am adamantly opposed to. So for now, I’m happy to fatten him up like the witch in Hansel & Gretel. We are still waiting for results from the bone marrow biopsy. Waiting,...

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Lunch in the Clinic

»Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Updates | 1 comment

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Home! – Daily Update 2/8

»Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Updates | 4 comments

What a wonderful, brilliant, marvelous, fantastic feeling to be lounging on our very own couch… snacking on blueberries… playing Lego Star Wars on the Playstation. These are simple things I won’t be able to take for granted for a very long time. This morning the medical student following our case came in and gave me a chart of Ethan’s blast count and told me that his most recent labs showed it was at ZERO. I positively burst from the pure joy I felt! To have prayed so extremely specifically for this and to be able to give God the glory in our victory was a feeling beyond description. Many “Team Ethan” high fives were shared. The day got better as it passed. Ethan was out of bed most of the time, being his talkative self and...

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A Message From Ethan

»Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Updates | 2 comments

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