QUARANTINE: WEEK 1

It has officially been one week since we shut ourselves in our house and out from the outside world. We spent the first part of the week just relaxing. The boys were supposed to have Monday and Tuesday off anyways for teacher work days, and Wednesday was a “practice day” for online learning. Then online... Continue Reading →

CATCHING UP

In my last post I said that we have had a lot going on, and we have, up until Friday at about noon. That is when we put ourselves on lockdown for COVID-19. But more on that toward the end of the post... Last Wednesday evening we once again had the opportunity to speak on... Continue Reading →

RINGING THE BELL

There has been a lot going on the last few days, but for this post I just want to share our amazing day on Thursday when Caleb got to ring the bell at Tampa General Hospital! The tradition of ringing a bell after the completion of chemo treatments is done at many hospitals. However, St.... Continue Reading →

POST TREATMENT: DAY 2

Wow wow wow! It’s been quite a day. I don’t even know where to begin! But I guess my mind wanders back to the very first phone conversation James had with our doctor at St. Jude. He laid out the entire treatment plan... radiation, chemo, and maintenance chemo. It all seemed so daunting! So overwhelming!... Continue Reading →

POST TREATMENT: DAY 1

Day 1 went really well. Caleb had back to back appointments but was happy to see so many people he knows. Everyone was so happy to see Caleb doing so well. In fact some were even surprised at how awesome Caleb looked and how much energy he had. Caleb woke up super excited and ready... Continue Reading →

BACK IN MEMPHIS

As I write this today we are on our way to Memphis for Caleb’s post treatment scans. Post Treatment! Wow! Those are big words and mean we have made it through so much. As I reflect on life the last few weeks I thought I would give everyone an update. Honestly, we’ve just been living... Continue Reading →

LIVING LIFE AGAIN

We’ve had more exciting opportunities to spread the word about St. Jude, and also help out a local Cancer organization here in Tampa. Life hasn’t slowed down one bit lately, but honestly it feels so good to be able to say YES to some fun things and not turn everything down because we don’t know... Continue Reading →

ROAD TO RECOVERY

We are almost a week past finishing chemo and Caleb’s counts are dropping as expected. It’s hard to say whether he has hit the bottom yet, but I think we are close. So that means after we hit rock bottom, it’s only up from there! He’s had a slight runny nose and small cough, but... Continue Reading →

NO MORE CHEMO

We did it!!! Caleb did it!!! Caleb drank his last dose of chemo last night! We woke him up, as we usually do with this particular chemo (Alisertib). He has to take it at least 2 hours after eating, and can’t eat for 1 hour after. If anyone knows Caleb, telling him he couldn’t eat... Continue Reading →

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