Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

On Tuesday, Casey had a bone marrow biopsy done and was released from the hospital. He is wearing a portable IV at all times in a backpack. I suppose once a space monkey, always a space monkey.
He will be going to the hospital every 48 hours to have the his medicine refilled. Because this is a clinical trial, Hershey does not have the medicine that Casey is getting which is why he needs to stay in Houston. Nurses will be visiting Casey at Charlie's house. Melissa called me to check on what kind of food and drink she should get for Casey. They are not only allowing him to stay at their house, they are going out of their way to make sure he is part of the family. I love them!

Casey just got out of his appointment with Dr. Thomas, who went over the results of his bone marrow biopsy. He called and was telling me idle chit chat.....meanwhile I was holding my breath. Just as I was about to pass out from lack of oxygen, he finally told me his bone marrow is clear of leukemia!!!! Just 2 weeks ago 90% of his cells were leukemic blasts. I am breathing again with a big smile on my face!

Gary was there for moral support during his office visit, which had now turned into a celebration. He is coming home tonight. So now Charlie and Melissa are taking over. Thank you with all my heart to all our good friends.



  1. Amazing news!!!! Gave me goosebumps! Lots and lots of prayers to everyone! XO Amber Beard

  2. Great news! Thinking of you guys - Love, Eric & Kathleen

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  4. How wonderful!! Also, what blessing that you have friends there that he can stay with. God is good!