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Posted 2014-07-24T16:40:34Z

Caleb's First Birthday and Infusion 7 Quick Update

As a nice distraction to everything going on, this past weekend we celebrated Caleb's first birthday.  It was a dreary but dry Sunday afternoon at Coulon Park, and Mickey (Mr. Mouse due to copyright laws lol) made an appearance.  160 of our closest friends and family joined us in celebrating this milestone, which is a great testament to how loved he is.  See below for pictures of us with Mickey, Caleb enjoying his cake, Caleb's reaction to removing his cake, and a picture taken on his actual birthday (7/23/14).[...]

Posted 2014-07-08T21:51:46Z

Quick Update: Infusion 6 of 12 - Halfway There!

When we started this process, Dr. Back mentioned that the initial regime would be 12 infusions over a 6 month period.  Now that I've completed 6 infusions, we're now past the halfway mark! I still feel optimistic and somewhat strong, but the chemo side effects are starting to cumulatively get stronger.  I'm now noticing that it's taking a little longer to bounce back after the infusions, and the hand-foot syndrome is getting worse.  Additionally, the tingling in my fingers and cold sensitivity is now lasting throughout the cycle.  [...]