Sunday, October 26, 2008

A year ago today...

Cohen was diagnosed a year today... Crazy huh? I can't believe it's already been a year. He has been through so much in just one year. 7 cycles of chemotherapy, resection of his tumor, 2 stem cell transplants, 6 rounds of total body irradiation, 4 rounds of focal radiation, and the study- 3 cycles of the CH 14.18 (aka antibody or study drug,) 2 cycles of IL-2, and 2 cycles of IL-2 and the antibody. He just completed his 4th cycle of the study and has one more the week of November 10th. Then he'll be done!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so proud of our little boy. He has been such a trooper through all of this. He is normally really cooperative with the nurses and doctors and is rarely in a bad mood. Although he is famous for saying no to all of them. One of the Nurse Practitioners makes sure she asks the right question just so she'll get a yes.
I am so thankful and blessed for all of the wonderful people we've met along the way. You all have made a huge impact on our lives and we appreciate all that you do for Cohen and the rest of us.
Also thank you so much for keeping him in your prayers. I truly believe in the power of prayer and know that your prayers have done so much for Cohen.

6 comments:

The Hood's said...

I'm sure you can't believe a year has passed! You guys have been through so much as a family. I have been thinking about you guys a lot lately and was so glad to see this update. Your family will continue to be in our prayers! Here's to A LOT more (hopefully not as hectic)years!!

Christina said...

Holy cow, one year. So much to have gone through at such a young age. We are thinking of and praying for you guys!!!

Michelle Richard & Grace said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year. Cohen is such a brave & strong kid and he has strong parents too!

Mike and Rebecca said...

I can't believe that time has gone by so fast...You guys have endured more then one family should ever have to handle in a lifetime. I hope that the things continue to get better and the future is brighter!

Hugs,
Mike

carolyn q said...

Who would have guess a year ago he would have to endure so much, but he is an amazing little guy who has fought hard. He has had a great example in you Ashley because you have also fought so hard and been the best cheerleader mom I have ever witnessed. I also believe in the power of prayer and I have faith that that has helped too.
I continue to pray that good health will be in your family.

Kenny & Michele Kingsford Family said...

Just checking in on your family. You have all been through so much in the past year! What a tough famly and huge examples you are! I hope this next year is much less eventful for all of you. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Love,
Michele

 
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