Friday, August 29, 2008

Just Hanging in there.

We found out some devastating news today. Ethan's biopsy is in fact neuroblastoma. We live here in west central Illinios and Ethan has been treated in St. Louis for the past year. Our Doctor is going to be sending us to a hospital out in Philadelphia next week to start another treatment option. We'll know more details today. I can't sleep......I just hold him and wonder, what is going on?

I wish all of you out there that check my site could meet our Ethan. Words can't really describe how cool of a boy he is. He's smart beyond his years, his witt is just amazing and is just so darn cute (I mean handsome as he would correct me!). I'm having a hard time with this at moments......last night I did pretty good, but this morning it feels like I've been hit with a truck.

Please say a prayer for our little boy. We don't know what lies ahead, but we are ready to fight again. Saturday we are having a Barn Raising for Ethan's Make-A-Wish horse, Sonador, that is coming on Wednesday. He is so excited. We haven't told him anything about what is going on and probably won't until we have to hop on the plane. Anyway, I know some of you reading this have been wondering.

I have Lauren's card finished for tomorrow.....we'll see if I get the energy today to take a picture and put it up. I like how it turned out. I'm going to have a hard time taking any time away from the kiddos now to do stuff like this. Before it was my escape, but I don't know now. Sorry to be so down for a Friday morning! Hope all of you have a good weekend. We're going to have fun with Ethan's barn raising!


Shannan Teubner said...

Saying lots and lots of prayers for you guys. Hugs!

Lauren (mytime) said...

OMG! Alicia I had NO IDEA!!! I have absolutely no words. Im am just sitting here in tears for you. My heart is just breaking. I cannot believe you have to do this again. Oh my word. Ethan is a very strong boy!! Look at him! He is just adorable. I am saying many many prayers for you. I only can imagine what you are feeling. Like the bottom of the bucket has dropped out again. Oh please know we are thinking and praying for you all. If there is SERIOUSLY anything I can do for you all, PLEASE let me know. HUGE hugs!!

Kirsten said...

I'm typing this as tears are running down my face for you and your little Ethan. Alicia, I can't imagine what you're going through. Your family is certainly on our prayer list. God performs miracles every day, and He loves that little boy more than anyone can imagine. All I can say is don't forget that. Please give him an extra hug for me.

MacKenzie said...

Gosh sweetie, I just don't know what to say. What a crappy thing to have to go through again.

You are all in my prayers. Let Ethan know that he has a fan club rooting for him in Northern California!

PS - MY Ethan would love to make a fun card for YOUR Ethan. IF you think he'd like that, please send me your mailing address to


Terri said...

I found your blog through Laurens and have been following your sons story for a few weeks now. My heart goes out to you. As a parent myself I can only imagine how hard this must be for you to be going through again. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ethan.

Kristin Bueter said...

Today is the first time I've read your blog and you have me in tears. I'm so sorry to hear about the horrible diagnosis Ethan received. I read your most recent post and your conviction to fight this thing again is so admirable. Ethan and your family are in my prayers. If you need anything, please reach out. Sounds like Ethan has a widespread fan base...from California to Virginia! May God bless you and your family.