- Name: Ryan
- Location: Athens, Ga, United States
Our son Ryan was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2004. In 2007, my wife Missy was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. On July 8th, 2009, Missy lost her battle to this horrible disease. 2 days later, on July 10th, Ryan also lost his. Together forever, they both watch over our family now from the heavens above. Below is our families journey through Ryan's treatments, along with the joy and laughter we tried to instill into our daily lives. Those days helped us all cope with the pain and suffering that comes with cancer and it's deadly treatments. Both Missy and Ryan endured high doses of chemo, radiation and surgeries. Over 150 nights spent in the hospital and many, many more days. More transfusions than I could count. Yet both Missy and Ryan took on each day with a positive attitude and warm smile for all their friends. We miss them terribly. They will always be a shining light in our lives.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Yesterday's appts. went well
We had a good visit to the clinic. Ryan's hgb. and white blood counts were really good. His platelets are still low at 66k, but high enough for chemo next week. We will do another round of irinotecan and temodar with the radiation. Please say prayers that he won't be sick. He has to be off chemo three weeks before we can start the antibodies in NY, so if everything goes as planned we could be back there the third week in August.
We are getting ready for his birthday weekend. We'll post pictures of that and hopefully of Heidi and Will picking up some medals at the state meet.
Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan
Nancy, Greg, Matthew, Logan and Brittany