Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Quick up-date

Liz is doing fabulous and gaining strength everyday.  Her port was removed last Tuesday; the end of an era! She will be on bactrim through Aug. 3x a week, 2x daily, with monthly clinic visits and blood draws. The rate of remission fall-out drops significantly after five years.  You can imagine the anxiety we have once a month.  It sure beats the daily anxiety that we use to have.

Jimmy has his surgery Monday for his EE.  Dr. Putnum did not have to stretch his esophagus and did not see any yeast in his throat, this is a good thing!  We will hear sometime this week if how well he is doing with this disease and if there will be any change in his daily routine.

We are putting on our first Blazin With Love 5k on Sept. 3, at 5:30 p.m., as well as a corn hole tournament and the blood mobile will be there so you can give blood if you would like :)  If you are interested in helping with this wonderful event, which of course, all proceeds will be going to Blazin With Love for the Light The Night Walk, for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

This is an update on Critter from his step mom, Michelle:  "Everyone please pray for critter he was just taken over to ICU. He is having problems from blood pressure, swelling, and he is out of it. They are putting him on a ventilator to do a procedure do to his blood pressure and sedation If you can just think of him before you go to sleep and when you wake up."




Please continue to pray for all the children on A5.  You watch children live and you watch children die on this floor.  These children become friends, good friends.  It is hard to watch your friends die. 




The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident. (Psalm 27: 1, 3)


Blessings and prayers
Christine



2 comments:

Christine, Randy said...

Tammy Trenaman Wonderful news about Liz!! Praying for Jimmy, Critter, Joel, and great monthly updates for Liz.
April 20 at 7:08am · Like

Tammy Trenaman Also, have you met an Aiden while you are on A5? He is 3 years old and attends my church.
April 20 at 7:09am · Like

Sharon Reichert Barns Thanks, Christine for being so faithful in sharing this journey. God is truly good and you and the family are a great witness to that fact! Hugs and prayers coming your way :)
April 20 at 9:10am · Like

Katie Cornelius Campbell So happy to hear that Liz is doing so good. Jimmy and Critter are in our thoughts and prayers!
April 20 at 12:21pm · Like

Daniel Robert Reed What a relief, and significant event that must have been.
April 20 at 2:06pm · Like

Tracie Smith Maye wonderful news - always thinking of you guys!
April 21 at 10:49am · Like

Joni Oakley Would love to help with the event. What do you need?? Thanks for the update on Jimmy too!
April 21 at 4:05pm · Like

Christine Westhoven Lothrop Joni, I would love your help. I will let you know.
April 21 at 9:13pm · Like

Christine, Randy said...

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