Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Cancer

I though I had updated this blog, but it appears that I have not. :-(

Liz was diagnosed on June 15, 2015, with a brain tumor, Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade 4.  We are updating people on a carepage now under Lizlothrop.  We felt it would be easier this way for everyone, because whenever we update you receive an email.

Liz has had three brain surgeries since June 17,  undergone 33 days of cranial radiation, has an Ommayn Reservoir placed in her brain for draining a reoccurring cyst, and is now on two chemo's (pill form).  She will be on the Temador for one year and the Etoposide for at least six months.

It has been a difficult five months for our family, but we have our Faith, Family, and Friends and could not walk this path alone.  God is so faithful and has been with us in some of the most difficult moments.  Lis has often said "How do people get through this without God?"  Answer is.....I have no ideal.  God says "Peace is My continual gift to you. I give you sufficient peace for the present when you come to me by prayer and petition with thanksgiving."

Please pray along with us for God's miracle for our Lizzy Grace.

The Tribe

Sunday, March 8, 2015

My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page

Click the above link to read more.  Also, our 2nd wine tasting event will be coming in June!  Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time passes so fast!

Hi Everyone!

It clearly has been a long time since our last update.  This is a good thing, because it means Elizabeth is doing fantastic!

She is in her Sophomore year at UC and will be transferring to Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Ohio....not Kentucky :)  She will be majoring in Fashion Merchandising and hopes to study at FIT, in NY!  She will also be at the same school, once again, as her "Cancer Buddy." Joel Brown!  It will be hard on me for her to go; as we do a lot together!

Elizabeth has wonderful travel plans this year.  She will be traveling to New Zealand, in March, for about ten days and  on a 37 day European Excursion in July.  I am happy that she is taking time to do this for herself.

We just had our annual A5 South reunion with the the families that we met on the floor during our three year stay, in and out!  It was fun to see the kids doing so well and  also visit with the parents who lost their child to cancer,  everyone is doing well though .... all things considered.

God continues to teach us about ourselves along this journey.  Cancer will be a journey that we will always be on.  Elizabeth had her five year check-up, since her diagnosis, and has been transferred to a different Oncology Doctor.  We will miss Dr. Absalon tremendously, but Dr. Burns, the long term Doctor, is not new to us either.  We had her several times during rotation rounds at Children's.

Please continue to pray for those on A5.  It is a minute by minute struggle for the patient and their family.  Life on the inside is beautiful and horrible all at the same time.

Please pray for continued remission for Elizabeth.

Blessings and gratitude,