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.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A happy family

Andrew is doing well. We are doing well. Andrew is doing the frog bounce thing on all fours. He is really close to crawling. Most days we let him move around on a little gymnastics mat on the ground. Today he had a onesie, which he really wanted to put it in his mouth. So, I dragged it across the mat so that it was within his reach but too far for him to eat it. He army crawled clear across the mat right after it. It was quite cute.

Overall Andrew is healthy, he still has a runny nose from a few days ago but other than that most people, most if the time, wouldn't notice that he is sick. That being said, to us, he is feeling a bit uncomfortable. He is happy and smiley most of the time, however if you aren't paying attention to him, he complains and gets quite clingy. In addition, when night time rolls around he becomes very difficult to console. This is normal though. The majority of the chemo's side-effects tend to start about a week after treatment starts and end about a week and a half after chemo ends. It seems to us that as long as he is distracted with playing with us or his toys, he doesn't realize that he is uncomfortable, but when he loses interest in his toys or is ready to sleep, he feels the discomfort and lets us know that he is feeling bad. I don't blame him, with all that he is going through, I am surprised that he isn't complaining more.

We are very grateful for all the love and support that we are receiving from friends and family. I know that we say that a lot, but it is true. The generosity of so many of you is always on our mind. We are grateful for all the prayers on our behalf. We also really appreciate all the meals and other generosity that so many people have given us.


  1. I'm so glad to read your post! I've been checking and wondering how all of you have been doing! What a great picture of your family. We continue to pray for all of you. You are all amazing!

  2. I must say that is a great picture of the three of you. I LOVE Andrew's bear hat and am quite jealous of it.

  3. Tiffany, Lizzie's sister, Christina, makes those.

  4. I LOVE your family picture! So cute.