Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's On!

Just a quick post...  Appointment went well today. We learned more about this scary treatment and will be back here on September 24 to begin treatment on the 26th. We will probably be in SF through October 3rd.

For 5 to 7 days Case will be considered highly radioactive and we cannot be around him. The first day each caregiver is given 15 minutes, which increases to 1 hour by the last day in the hospital. Following release from the hospital, for two weeks our contact with him is limited.  For example, I can hold him for five minutes but then need to put him down for the next two hours.  I am really struggling with that. But if this treatment could save him, I don't have a choice. This could be what saves him.

Tomorrow we fly home to Texas and will start our fifth round of chemo next week. Prayers are always needed!!


  1. Oh Emily, our prayers are ascending upward. Your strong faith, your pleading hope, and your endless compassion are an inspiration. I believe this can work and we'll pray you are all given the strength to survive this emotional (and physical) Mt. Everest. Love to you all.

  2. I pray for Case and your family everyday! My heart hurts thinking about everything you guys are going through. Thanks for the updates. We continue to hope and pray for the best!

  3. We are praying as a family every day for Case, and especially for Heavenly Father to send Angels to comfort him as he is alone during treatment. Our hearts go out to your family.

  4. Em-

    Ready, Willing, and Able to help you with Case and Graydon when you get home.

    Love you guys!


  5. Emily, thank you so much for sharing Case's journey. You guys are so STRONG!! Hang in there. I can't imagine how difficult adjusting to the cuddle schedule will be but I know you guys can do it!!~

  6. Just got your blog address today. We will join the army praying for your family! God bless you and your sweet baby.
    Kevin & Cindy Hinckley