We've recorded pretty much every detail of this journey, so here are some stats to date:
46 Pokes (port access/shots)
29 Overnights at the hospital
21 IV antibiotic infusions
17 Chemo treatments
15 Clinic visits
9 Blood transfusions
3 Platelet transfusions
Surgeries/Sedation, Biopsies, CT Scans, MRI, MIBG Scan, EKG, Echo-cardiogram, Stem Cell Harvest, ER Visits...
Countless blood panels, urine screens, vital sign checks, bags of fluid...
Syringes, bottles, and bags of medicine.
Packing bags. Unpacking bags. Loading the car. Unloading the car.
The last 100 days have been a living hell...with no end in sight any time soon. It is the hardest thing we've ever had to do. This road is long, and one we wish no family ever had to face.
BUT, on this already long and windy road, we have witnessed more generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness, community, friendship, prayers, and love to truly last us a lifetime. Our hearts have grown, and we are forever changed. We will happily be paying this forward for the rest of our lives.
Thank you for walking with us through this journey...we can't imagine doing it without you all.
And most importantly, Caroline is happy, strong-spirited, and inspiring our family every day!!!
Love and more love,
The Lantz Family