Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Progress Update

Caroline has incrementally started to recover from her high-dose chemo (which ended on 7/19).  She is starting to sit up in the bed/chair, is doing some music and art activities, and she is talking again!  She was able to get off oxygen, and has been weaning off her IV nutrition, and transitioning to formula feeds through her NG tube (she still is not eating solid foods, but that will come in time).  She also has not had a fever in the last 48 hours, and she has reduced the number of pushes on her pain medicine button (self-weaning), which is also very promising! We are hopeful that this progress continues.  Caroline's white blood cell count/ANC (aka: immune system) is starting to appear, so we're hopeful she's turned the corner and is on the rebound!

Thank you for the continued prayers and support,
The Lantz Family

Finally sitting up on Tuesday morning!

Healing rest.

Reunited with Andrew on Sunday (7/29) - they were both so happy!

Nona and Papa are here for a week!

She practically launched out of bed when she saw Papa!


  1. So good to see Caroline's Sweet Smile! Priceless.
    Continued prayers for everyone.
    God Bless

  2. I was so happy and thankful to read this post. Caroline has been on our minds constantly as well as the both of you as we continue to pray for healing and strength. I love the pictures and seeing her sweet smile. Hugs to you all.

  3. Love seeing that beautiful smile. I pray this progress continues. Praying daily for all of you.

  4. Prayers that Caroline is continuing to make improvements as the days pass! What a blessing that all of you have extra special visitors! That can only help with the healing process! Have a blessed weekend!