Surgery

All Forms of Communication are Welcome! 3/26/2013

We wanted to let everyone know that we welcome and appreciate any and all forms of communication (phone calls, emails, texts, visits)!  We have heard from friends and family that they may not be sure what is the best way to reach out or when it would be the right time to contact us.  But […]

Doctor’s Appointment 3/25/2013

We had our meeting today with our neuro-oncologist, Dr. Crawford, to discuss all of the test results and his proposed plan for treatment.  Based on the test results of the tumor pathology, spinal fluid and further evaluation of the spinal MRI, Dr. Crawford is proposing a more aggressive treatment plan that he will discuss with […]

School Today 3/25/2013

Travis went to school today and was able to stay about 3 hours.  Mrs. Roberts, and the entire class, has been so welcoming to Travis and accommodating of our situation.  Audrey sits next to Travis and when she saw him come in the classroom, she immediately jumped up and took his chair down from the […]

Made it to Church for Palm Sunday! 3/24/2013

After having his port installed on Friday, Travis’ chest and arm were pretty sore that evening and Saturday too.  We just took it easy and waited to see if he would be up for going to church.  He was still a little sore on Sunday morning but we made it to church since it was […]

Tyler Update 3/23/2013

Many people have been asking how Tyler is doing through this situation.  Well, the fact is Tyler has been a huge help through all of this! We have had to rely on him and trust him to be responsible while we are taking care of Travis. During these last few weeks, at various times, Tyler […]

Port Appointment 3/22/2013

Travis had his appointment to have his porta-cath installed today.  Our 10:30am appointment was changed to a 7:30am procedure and meant we had to be there at 5:30am which in turn meant a 3:30am wakeup call.  The actual procedure to install the port was about 45 minutes and Travis was so brave as he walked […]

Mission Building Day and Yoga Video 3/21/2013

Today was Mission Building day at school and Travis had set a goal of being there to help his project team.  He was there more than 3 hours and had a great time working with his classmates.  Sarah was working with Travis’ group and commented that he really enjoyed himself and seemed to forget about […]

First Day Back at School 3/20/2013

Travis went to school today for about an hour and a half. He was excited at first but then it took us 30 minutes to get him out of the car. Turns out he was very nervous. He said that he was not sure what all the kids would think.  Mrs. Roberts made him feel […]

McFlurry Special Delivery 3/19/2013

Travis had a McFlurry special delivery today from Kono, Aiden and Grant H.  How did they know?  It may seem like Travis has been having a lot of McFlurries lately, which he has, but we are just following the doctor’s orders.  We have been told that Travis is on a “see food” diet…if he sees […]

Travis’ Lumbar Puncture Appointment 3/18/2013

Everything went very well today with our appointment for the lumbar puncture to draw spinal fluid. Travis’ words were, “It wasn’t as bad as I thought”. Always glad to hear that. Travis couldn’t have anything solid after 5:00 am, so he asked me to wake him at 4:00 am for a snack. I did. The […]