Tuesday, May 8, 2012

IL2 - Round 5 - Update 1

I pretty much forgot to blog last night.  I guess this has become routine enough that I guess I didn't think there was much to report.

Sorry about that.

Alisa just received her 4th dose.  She has been sick, of course, but overall nothing scary.  Her blood pressure is doing well, and mostly she just feels slightly nauseous.  She has been sleeping a lot.

I think the hardest part about this week is that we have been expecting this to be the "cure."  The doctors have helped to remind us that this is working, really well.  Most people never make it this far because the tumors are spreading so fast.  Her big tumors have not grown and all the ones we can feel (that will freak you out) are not in organs.

So, with our expectations properly set, we are excited about these last 2 rounds because we can continue to fight.

This week Alisa brought some pictures of the family and the boys to help remind us why we are here.

We also marked all the tumors (with magic marker) so we had something to target. 

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, I don't think we can ever thank you all enough.


  1. Thanks for keeping this updated. I check in often and think of you guys a lot. Prayers, prayers, prayers. :)

  2. Did you mark them with crosshairs? Sweet

  3. I always appreciate the updates. I never forget to pray.

  4. Thanks for the update Josh. Your in our prayers, give your sweet wife a hug from all of us.

  5. More thoughts and prayers. Lots of thoughts and prayers, for as long as you need them and probably longer!

  6. Thanks for posting. I can't stop thinking of you guys. Enjoy that hospital food!