Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cohen is finished with the study drug

(I started writing this post but never finished it... So here it is almost 4 weeks later. It's still not finished but I decided to post it anyways.)
Cohen finished his last treatment of the study drug on November 14th. I'm so relieved that he is finally done! He is done! Wow that is so weird to say but I'm so glad to be saying it. He has come such a long way in a year and a month. I'm still just so baffled to how far he has come. Just a year ago we were told that Cohen had a cancerous tumor the size of 2 grapefruits. That he was in stage 3 which is high risk (stage 4 is the highest.) That only 30% of kids with neuroblastoma stage 3 survive. To be in that 30% he has to be in remission for 5 years. I'm just so thankful that he's been in remission for 4 months! Now we just play the waiting game. He will have his next scan in the first of January and then every 3 months after that.
Thank you so much for your support, thoughts, and prayers!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Costume contest

I just wanted to thank everyone for voting for Cohen. Unfortunately he didn't win 1st place but thanks to all of you he won 2nd place. They gave us tickets to Disney on Ice, a DVD, and a CD. We couldn't take Cohen to it but Kelsi had a lot of fun.
Cohen just finished his last treatment of the study drug last week. I will post more about that tonight.
Thanks again!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Kelsi's 6th birthday

Yesterday Kelsi celebrated her 6th birthday. She started out by opening her birthday presents. Her daddy made her pancakes for breakfast and then we got ready for the day. We went to see Madagascar 2, went to lunch, and got some ice cream with one of her friends. She had a really good birthday. Here are a few of the many pictures I took yesterday.\
I can't believe it's already been 6 years since we started this journey with her. She is doing so well now and I am so thankful with all of the many blessings she's received. Thank you for the many prayers and good vibes you've sent her way. We really appreciate it!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Vote for Cohen in a costume contest!!!

I entered Cohen in the 97.1 zht Jack-O-Cuties costume contest. He is #170. Please please vote for him. Tell everybody you know to vote for him. We will win $500 and could really use the money for Christmas. Here is the link to the website http://www.971zht.com/pages/halloween/cuties08/. He is in the 0-2 year old category.
Here is the picture you will be looking for.
Thank you so much!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Best Halloween Ever!!!

I can honestly say that this was the best Halloween we've ever had. Both kids were home, nothing major was wrong, they were happy, and they had the cutest costumes!!! Kelsi was an Asian princessand Cohen was a trainWe even went trick or treating like a normal family! We started out in a big group but the older kids were so excited they didn't want to wait for us. So Chris, Cohen, and I made the loop around our house. Cohen was a pro by the third house. He'd start running for the door as soon as we were on they're driveway. I'd knock and then he'd knock. He said trick or treat a few times. His costume was definitely a hit. It would've been fun to have Kelsi with us but she definitely hit more houses in the same amount of time and I think she had more fun with her cousins and her uncle than she would've with us. Here is a picture of the kids before we left the houseI felt so blessed to be able to share this holiday with my family the way we did. Especially with the way Cohen's been feeling. He has thrown up about 3 times a day everyday since the Sunday before Halloween. We were concerned and so were the doctors so they admitted him on Wednesday and nothing came back positive so he was discharged on Thursday. I call it lucky!!! I'll post more about that soon. I have so many things that I need to blog about but haven't. I promise I will do it soon.

 
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