Andrew was diagnosed with Erythroid (M6) Acute Myeloid Leukemia on November 4th, 2010 when he was almost 5 months old. Andrew is currently in remission from his cancer, after finishing his 5 rounds of chemotherapy. He is a healthy, happy toddler.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

We have a diagnosis

The flow cytometry came back to us this evening confirming the suspected diagnosis of AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia). It's been a really rough day. He's getting a boat-load of tests done tomorrow--he's getting a bone marrow and spinal fluid biopsy tomorrow, and while he is under they will also place a central line. He will most likely start chemo tomorrow night, which means that we he will stay in the hospital for the next four weeks then will be home for a week then start another four week chunk of chemo. The chemo regimen will last for the next six months. We appreciate all the prayers in Andrew's and our behalf. We can feel them working. We know that the next 6 months will be difficult but we know that the Lord is mindful of us and we know that he will continue to bless us with strength as we need it. We will probably update the blog with more treatment information tomorrow.

Much Love,
Lizzie, Stew, and Andrew


  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you!

  2. Thank you for starting this blog so we can hear how Andrew is doing. Since Emily told me he possibly had a tumor, I have been praying for you all. If there is ANYTHING I can do for you, I want to know. Be it dinner, more prayers, bone marrow or blood! I mean it.

    You both are so amazing for your strength and faith, and the thing I've prayed for more than anything if for you to have comfort throughout this, come what may.

    Love you Lizzie. Be strong, and know that He is God.

  3. Our love, prayers, and faith are with each of you.

  4. I also so appreciate this blog and the updates. You are in our prayers as well. Please let us know if you need anything. We are close and can do anything you need. We love you.

  5. Many prayers and love are being sent your way.

    Love, Garin

  6. What can we do? Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we are here to help with anything we can.