Tag: transplant

Another date… Happy RE-Birthday Nathan…

Dates like these are and will be embedded in our minds forever, they never leave they just hang around; mind you some of these dates are ones to be celebrated then others are far from that. This date in particular was a bittersweet date for us, Nathan didn’t have a full match donor and as […]

As the World Turns in the Childhood Cancer Life

So it’s been almost a year since we felt that horrible gut punch of a feeling that something was wrong again and in that time what Nathan and my family has endured has been continuous… BUT here we are at 196 days POST transplant almost our 200 day mark (10/21/2017) and there really hasn’t been […]

Nathan update…

Well it’s been almost a month now since Nathan has come home and it’s long and grueling…Nathan is on full isolation even at home with regular visits to the transplant clinic; meaning still no living and enjoying life like a normal teen should be BUT he’s home and that alone is a relief and we […]

2017 Taking AIM on Childhood Cancer…

We were extremely pleased to be able to have had our 3RD annual 3D Archery Tournament; “Taking “AIM” on Childhood Cancer”, with Nathan going into his 3rd battle with cancer and needing the transplant this year we weren’t sure we’d be able to have it but with everyone’s help and so many great sponsors, thankfully […]

Day -1 into Day 0 – aka: Transplant Day

We’ve been through day -1 and day 0 since I last updated… Long story short… day -1 was a day of rest for Nathan, no chemo’s or anything like that and I managed to get him out into the healing gardens for some great sunshine and fresh air. As the day went you could tell […]

Pre – Transplant: t-MDS (AML/Leukemia)

Nathan admitted into the hospital directly after surgery for his central lines on Wednesday, there were some complications feeding his lines in, Dr. tried the left side first, where his original lines were placed in 2010, and had no success so moving onto the right side with some complication’s along the way as well, he […]

WE have a timeline and a DONOR

  It has been very busy since I last updated for Nathan and my family… Nathan had completed his first round of “maintenance chemo” and did rather well considering it all, with mild chemo effects from what we’re use to, thankful for that most definitely, then he took some time off from treatment to recover […]

Chemo; A love hate relationship

Chemo chemo and more chemo… Nathan is on another MAP some the same just a bit tweeked and more added in…Nathans cancer cells are not responding the way the Drs would like and they cannot do high dose chemo like he needs for fear his organs will react and transplant will eithet be seriously delayed […]

Maintenance Chemo

As many know Nathan has been on a maintenance chemo schedule with hopes to halt the growth and progression of his cancer. The first was infused through an LP procedure and then he went onto chemo injections that he had to go to the hospital everyday for which consisted of 3 injections of chemo each […]

Little updates from our week…

1/25/2017…This week Nathan started his maintenance chemo to keep the cancer cells under control, he’s had to report to the oncology clinic every day this week to receive his chemo injections…it ended up that it wasn’t just one Chemo injection a day it’s 3, so far this week he’s received 9 chemo injections with 6 […]