Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011

Today is the 5 year anniversary of Casey's leukemia diagnosis.  I remember when the doctor told us we were looking at a 3 year battle, I thought he doesn't know Casey.  He will have this disease beat in a couple of months.  Here we are 5 years in and still fighting.  I don't feel sorry for having to go through this for 5 years, I feel  very lucky to still have him. after what I have seen what this disease can do. 
Casey is doing really well.  To see him you would think he is a normal healthy guy with no hair.  He just got home last night from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  He was out there for a coaches clinic with some of the best swim coaches in the world.  Other than the plane trip out and his obnoxious roommate, it was a great experience.
Happy anniversary Casey!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6, 2011

Casey has had a great week.  His appointment with his eye doctor went well on Monday.  She said everything is stable and does not have to see him for 6 months.  The appointment with his oncologist also was great.  He does not have to go back to him for 1 month.  Casey was hoping they would schedule a time to take his port out, but they are not ready to do that yet.  It gets in the way of his golf swing, and the warmer weather is making him want to get out on the golf course.  (The port is the central line which was surgically placed in his chest with one tube going into his heart and the other into his jugular.  It makes it easy to draw blood and administer IV fluids).  I really do have a miracle kid.  Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes.