Friday, December 28, 2012

Merry Christmas!

It has been awhile since the last update.  Liz is doing fantastic!  
She is now down to seeing her Oncologist every three months.  She is 21 months off of treatment and still in remission.  We are so blessed and thankful for all of the support, out reach, and prayers over the past four years.  There is no way we can ever express or pay back our gratitude.
Liz is busy applying to colleges.  She has been accepted to UC, University of Tampa, and Akron.  We are traveling to Tampa, Jan 11-13, for a formal tour.  She also received an $11k "Dean Scholarship" for academics per year at Tampa!  She was so excited about this and we are very proud of her, however  I have
mixed emotions about her leaving.  All of her doctors are here, what if she gets sick again, what if she gets the flu, what if, what if, what if ???? Then on the other hand I want her to go and finally experience life.  She missed out on so much during her high school and I don't want to hold her back.  I sure am glad that I have these dilemma's to face :)

Jimmy continues on the "Elimination Diet" to figure out what he is allergic to and is causing the Eosinophilic Disease in his throat.  It is about an 18 month testing period.  We  know for sure he is allergic to egg and dairy just not sure what else.  It is a really hard diet to follow and very expensive, but necessary because the medicine was no longer working.  If I had unlimited resources, I would open a restaurant that was for people with severe food allergies.  We have no place that we can safely go out to eat, which was a family thing that we did with our kids every Sunday.  We would go down to UC, pick up Catherine and Jim, and then select a new place to go eat.  It was a great time to catch up on our college kids lives.  I guess we better be finding a new tradition.....
FYI for all who have participated in our Blazin run, we are moving it to October and it will be held at Kings Island.  We are excited about this new partnership and hope that the race will become much bigger.  This is what we had all hoped for from the beginning.  I will be updating our web page with more information as I get it so please continue to check the site:

. Please pray for a cure and continued remission for Elizabeth
. The doctors, nurses, and staff that care for all of the cancer patients
. Pray for the Galley family.  Their 18 year old daughter was killed in a car accident 12-26-12.  To me, I cannot imagine anything more painful.  My prayers are with them.

We had a wonderful Christmas, even though Jimmy and I woke up with the "ugly flu".  We were all together and as long as you have that you have everything!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a safe and healthy New Year!

Blessings and prayers ~ Christine