Friday, July 30, 2010


Today was Isaiah's 1155th and FINAL day of chemotherapy. Our family gathered on the patio of the beach house where we're staying and watched Isaiah swallow his final one-and-a-half pills of "6MP" - his daily oral chemotherapy for the last 36 months. He swiftly downed the pills in view of several video cameras. Everyone cheered. Isaiah seemed uncomfortable with all the attention.

Later I interviewed him on video tape. I hope I can show you some of the excerpts from that conversation some day.

Isaiah spent the rest of the day building a sand castle, boogie boarding, and swimming in the ocean. We just had a great dinner and are getting ready for rootbeer floats: Isaiah's request.

We're so grateful for your friendship, for your comments, tweets, and cheers!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tomorrow is Isaiah's last day of chemotherapy. (let's read that sentence again, and slowly)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Hi friends!
Nathan, the faithful blogger you have all grown to love and count on for updates, has been traveling!

I am sorry is has been so long since our last update.  Isaiah received his last scheduled vincristine infusion one week ago today.  He felt a little dizzy but energetic.  The next day he didn't eat much and felt very tired.  By evening of the next day (Wednesday) he was back to feeling normal again.  I told him it was his last dose of vincristine and he just looked at me in surprise, not saying much.

We have ten days of oral chemotherapy left!  I can hardly believe he is at the end of treatment.  We continue to pray for his little body to heal and grow strong.  Thank you for partnering with us all these years!

We look forward to celebrating with you on August 8th.  If you plan to attend the party, would you please let us know?  We want to be ready to celebrate you!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

counts are back up

The 15 minute procedure took Carm and the kids over 2 hours plus driving time to Sac and back today.  Can't wait till we transition to a local clinic for blood draws!  Thankfully, Isaiah's blood bounced right back.  Next appointment: July 13.  

The kids just before the city fireworks show.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

party planning!

We hope you'll join us for Isaiah's End-of-Chemo Party on 8/8/10!

If you plan to join us for dinner, please let us know by July 25 so we can plan!

Thanks!  Questions?  Leave a comment here or write to!

(here's a fun pic taken just seconds before the end of a rare and wonderful nap)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

counts are down

Isaiah had an appointment today and learned that his counts have dropped.  So it looks like we'll be back to weekly blood tests in this, his last scheduled month of treatment.  It's all part of the journey, I guess!