Friday, January 6, 2023

Delayed Cycle 11 and Christmas Magic

Caroline didn't make counts this week to be admitted for Cycle 11.  She has scans on January 17th, so we're going to give her body a rest until those are complete, and try again for Cycle 11 inpatient admission the following day (1/18/23).  After 10 cycles, and in the middle of cold and flu season, her body is really struggling to recover between cycles.  We'll update the blog when we have scan results and an update for admission.

In other news, our prayers for Christmas magic were answered!  After a very horrible Cycle 10, Caroline was in rough shape physically and mentally...but on December 20th, Tractor Supply Co. granted her wish - a shopping spree for un-adoptable dogs!  It was truly an incredible day.  The generosity of Tractor Supply Co. was beyond Caroline a $3,000 shopping spree at the South Franklin store, as well as $1,000 to the Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue (the animal sanctuary Caroline selected to receive the toys from the shopping spree) and Angel Heart Farm (the equine therapy foundation that coordinated the wish).   Click here to see the full news story with video...

Unfortunately, Caroline's hair started falling out again.  After a week of hair all over the place, she made the decision to shave her head again today.  She's the bravest girl we know!

Wishing you all a healthy and peaceful start to the New Year,
The Lantz Family

PS - For those asking, here is the link to get #carolinestrong apparel.  Thank you for the continued support!


  1. Bless her sweet heart! Still praying!
    Joyful Noise Sunday School Class, B’wd UMC

  2. what a beautiful story........your sweet Caroline has such a big heart. It's wonderful that you've all had some time to slow down, enjoy the simple things, and just be together as you all heal. Prayers continue for all of you.

  3. Continued prayers for sweet Caroline!! That's just awesome that she got some well deserved Christmas magic!! The shopping spree for un-adoptable dogs! Praying for strength and rest until the next admission.

  4. Praying for Caroline today and for all of you who support her and cherish her.

  5. Praying for peace and complete healing for sweet Caroline! May God Bless and comfort your family.

  6. Stay strong little angle