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, June 1, 2008

The 5th Round Recovery

We've now been in the hospital this round for almost three weeks. Hunter has officially finished his chemo and has crashed at his zero mark. He had 104 fevers for about 4 days and they ended at the perfect time. Since they have not continued over the weekend, that means we don't have to do another Cat Scan. Woo HOO!!! Less radiation for our kid! The other good news is that his pic-line is NOT infected, which is another thing that could have been causing the fevers. They would have had to remove it and then stick him with a needle every time to draw blood, which is about 6-10 times a week. He is continuing his antibiotic routine with two big bacteria fighters and they've also placed him on an anti-fungal. He'll continue these for possibly the next seven days. The doctor came in today and said plan on about two more weeks at the hospital. Almost done!!!!

Hunter getting iced down at 104 degrees. The ice packs are under the towels. He doesn't seem to mind when he's an inferno.

Love to all XoXo


MKPatrick said...

Dear Hunter, Lenore & Zen,
We've been keeping up with your posts. What a long, strange trip...

Want to let you know that we're always sending love and light your way. Stay strong.
The Patrix
Mary Kay, Matthew, Luke & Amelia

Jennifer said...

Lenore, Zen & Hunter,

You three are in my heart every day and I send so much love, encouragement and support.

Hunter has the strength and so do you!

(Aunt J)

Anonymous said...

You're the bravest and most loving Parents, an inspiration. Hunter is a miracle, and he's going to be happy, healthy, and HOME soon!