Here are the details for Lizzy’s “End of Chemo Celebration”. The event will be at Watkins Preschool, which is a ministry of Watkins United Methodist Church. This is where Lizzy was enrolled when she was first diagnosed, and it is where she will be returning in just a few weeks!
The address of the Preschool is 9800 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40241. The celebration will be from 1p-4p on Saturday, April 13. There will be a special time of praise & worship starting at 2p. We will have a bounce house, some light snacks, and a chocolate fountain! (that last one was Lizzy’s special request!).
Continue reading “Party Details and Lizzy’s Next Steps”
Today I am bringing Lizzy and Lori home from the hospital!!!!
Please join us as we Raise a Hallelujah!!!!!!!
Once again we find ourselves on a roller coaster of a journey. We are so excited to announce that Lizzy has completed her chemo treatments!!! Her final treatment occurred yesterday – Monday, March 18 – around 1:30pm. As is tradition, when a child completes chemo, there is a BIG celebration, and yesterday was no exception!
Continue reading “Chemo is FINISHED but Lizzy is still in the Hospital”
It’s Saturday and Lizzy is still in the hospital. She was admitted Monday because of an infection she got when she stubbed her big toe. The antibiotics have knocked off the infection, but her ANC bottomed out to 0 (meaning she basically had no immune system) and it’s just been a real struggle for her body to get that ANC number back up to the threshold she has to have in order to be discharged.
Continue reading “An Update”
Today (Tuesday) has been a good day for Lizzy. Overnight her hemoglobin dropped so she received a blood transfusion this morning. With more red blood cells running through her body, all of her muscles and organs are getting the oxygen they need. And with more oxygen comes . . . . . you guessed it – more energy!!! The girl has been a little dynamo all day!!
Continue reading “Potential Crisis Averted”
We came to Cincy today for what was supposed to be an outpatient chemo treatment. Unfortunately, things haven’t gone as planned.
Continue reading “Another Unplanned Admission”
Lizzy’s final inpatient treatment has concluded and all went well. As I previously mentioned, she will have an outpatient treatment next week, and a FINAL treatment (also outpatient) the following week, and that will conclude her treatments! A new set of scans will follow a couple of weeks later, and then surgery to remove her port, and then it is time to party!!!! So, with that in mind, Lori and I are excited to share the following announcements with you:
Continue reading “2 BIG Announcements”
After several weeks of delay due to low platelet counts, Lizzy was admitted this morning in Cincy to begin her final 3 week treatment cycle!! Her counts were just barely high enough today, but it was enough and that’s all that matters! Thank you so much to everyone who has prayed so earnestly for her counts to go up!
Continue reading “The Final 3 Week Cycle Has Begun!”