Wednesday, September 28, 2022

200 Nights / Cycle 8

Last night, Caroline spent her 200th night at Vanderbilt since she was initially diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in November 2017. It’s exhausting to think about how much time we’ve spent here….and in turn, split our family in half. It goes without saying that we are beyond grateful she is alive and still able to battle, but we also are very broken watching her endure this awful treatment, especially at such a young age and for so many years.

She started cycle 8 of treatment for her relapse Monday, and the first 2 days where very rough with side effects. Nausea lead to 2 really bad episodes of vomiting where she lost her NG tube. It had to be replaced both times, which is never a fun process for her to go through (or us to watch). However, her spirits were much better today…she even spent some time with her favorite hospital staff visitors and gave them all a few laughs with her sassy personality!

We hope that the rest of the week is more like today rather than earlier in the week, and that she can get out on schedule (Saturday).

Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes!

The Lantz Family

PS: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ends Sept 30th, so there’s just a few days left to order the candles from In Love There's Light! Click here to support childhood cancer research!


  1. Sending many blessings for a great week! Many prayers to everyone of you!!!!’n

  2. Keeping Caroline in our prayers! We came across your blog through the #Carolinestrong hashtag she drew on our house frame for the iHome giveaway photo shoot. I’m a childhood cancer survivor too and just wanted to say our family we’ll always cherish her sweet pictures and words she drew! I would love to send her something, if you have an address to share. My email is Love, Paige and The Chipouras Family!