Death of a Superhero

A Family's Story about Courage, Bravery and the Defining Moments of LOVE

Our sweet, lil' baby love lost his battle to AML Leukemia on March 8, 2010. We fought long, hard and very aggressively for 2.5 years, only to have his cancer come back for the fourth time to finally take his life. He was only 3 years old.

This entire blog is about Hunter's amazing journey. It's about his life and his love......his determination and his courage.......his absolutely, brilliant personality, and the affect he's had on people all over the world.

He's left an unimaginable footprint on this earth and has changed the lives of thousands of individuals. People who didn't realize how precious life was, now live it with extreme gratefulness. People who took every minute they get to spend with their children for granted, now savor every last second. And people who weren't quite sure what love is all about, now love deeper, love stronger and love with every ounce of their soul.

People all around the world have shared their love, their well wishes, their prayers and their inspiration, and we could have NEVER achieved as much as we did without them. We are humbled by their generosity & their true friendships & are forever grateful for every last person that has come into our lives through our experience with Hunter. He was our precious baby love who we loved and cherished with all our hearts and we are forever crushed and terribly, broken-hearted.

Dance in the clouds baby cakes. Mom & dad are watching proudly & you will remain so very close to our hearts for all of eternity.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Smiles, Smiles..........everywhere Smiles

Sorry to re-post, but for some reason, the images keep disappearing. Hopefully this works!

The weekend is over. Yay!!!

Hunter is up and moving around, FINALLY. His weekend was filled with tons of activity that all started Saturday night with an additional Cat Scan of his swollen arm. Instead of giving him his usual happy cocktail, Versed, they gave him another drug called Ativan. Well this drug took him for a ride. And it wasn't a fun one. Not only did he vomit after the procedure, but he stayed pretty loopy for a good 24 hours. He apparently got two doses, which is a lot. Then that mixed with his typical dose of Benedryl...........he was out of it all day. On top of that, his other IV went bad in his left hand so they moved it up to the crease in his left arm. He is NOT a fan. He has to wear an arm brace that does not allow him to bend it or really even use it for that matter.

So the swollen arm story, apparently he got an infection from his last pic-line and it caused severe inflamation in his muscle tissue. He had Cellulitis. He also had a small abscess (pocket of puss) at the entry point of the pic-line. His whole arm was puffing up and was causing him great discomfort. The swelling has since gone down and his arm looks MUCH BETTER today! But because it is an infection, he now has to be on antibiotics for the next two weeks. They are hopefully sending us home tomorrow, which means we'll be administering the antibiotics ourselves. Add another notch to our hospital skills!! We've got scrubs and all!

We are now waiting to go down for his 3rd pic-line procedure. After that is in and ready to go, they can remove the IV in his left arm - and he'll be free again.




Still in a good mood here, (below). Just got the happy juice and is about to go in for his Cat Scan.

And then, after the Cat Scan, definitely NOT in a good mood. Good shot dad.

.......and still.......not so happy.

After the projectile vomit, he was obviously hungry again. We couldn't seem to get the french fries in fast enough. He seems to have had the munchies.

Back to mellowing out - but still stayed up to 3am just for fun.


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