Monday, July 18, 2022

Tough, unexpected Start to Cycle 5

Caroline was scheduled to begin her 5th treatment cycle for relapsed Neuroblastoma this morning, but was unfortunately sidelined for the day due to an unexpected injury in the parking lot at Vanderbilt. As we were unpacking the car for our week-long stay, Caroline somehow closed her pinky finger in the car door.  We were able to get the bleeding stopped while in clinic, but her care team ordered x-rays once we were admitted, which revealed a small fracture in her bone.  She ended up needing "bedside surgery" with local anesthetic to completely remove, repair and replace her cracked finger nail.  She'll be in a splint for a bit, and will also be treated with antibiotics this week to prevent any infection.

Her chemotherapy is now scheduled to start tomorrow (7/18), so hopefully she will be able to come home by Sunday afternoon.

Caroline is uncomfortable, in a bit of pain and bummed about her splint restrictions, so please pray for quick healing and a relatively uneventful rest of this week.

Additionally, we are still waiting on some final reports from her scans/biopsy last week, so once we have all that information we will post everything related to her scans on this blog.

In the meantime, thank you for all the continued support!

The Lantz Family

All stitched and wrapped...rough day!

X-Ray when she was admitted.

Prepping for "bedside surgery"


  1. Poor baby :( Continued prayers for sweet Caroline

  2. This poor girl!! She’s my hero. Prayers 🙏🏻♥️

  3. Ohh no! That's a bummer. Praying the pinky heals quickly...and even stronger prayers this round of chemo goes smoothly with positive results. 🙏 ❤️🙏

  4. Hoping Caroline's finger feels better soon. Continue to think of her and keeping her in my prayers. Stay Strong!! 🙏🙏🙏

  5. Awwww, Caroline. You’re in my heart!🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻