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Postby ajcalhoun » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:48 pm

I'm so sorry, Dave. I'm praying for y'all.


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Postby Wave QB » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:01 am

Very sorry to hear this . Stay strong, and my prayers will continue for your and the family.



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Postby GreenLantern » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:41 am

I am so very sorry that your son and your family are going through this. Prayers.



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Postby Pepper » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:50 am

I'm praying for y'all.


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Postby arkhou02 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:08 am

My prayers are with you and your family for a speedy recovery.



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Postby DfromCT » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:32 am

Thanks to all for your support and prayers.

I'm praying that the test results we get tomorrow show a lab error or a simple virus. The blood results were low platelets, which wouldn't be a big deal if Zach didn't have his history of leukemia. The doctors tell us it's 50/50 that his leukemia is back. Let's root for the 50 that is NOT leukemia winning out. Until I get the results, I'm living the same hell that I went through two years ago. It's worse because we were told at that time that this type of leukemia has a poor survival rate if it recurs. I'm probably not giving the accurate medical descriptions, but who cares. This sucks.

Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers. It really helps to know that y'all are pulling for Zach. If you could meet him, you'd learn a whole lot about how to live. He's been through a whole lot in his life, and is the most respectful, easy going and happy child I've ever known. I learn a lot from Zach. I could probably learn more (as winwave will attest! ;) )

Your thoughts and prayers mean a whole lot to me. Thank you.


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Postby Jaxwave » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:40 am

Add my prayers to all the others, Dave. You and Zachary are truly inspirations.



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Postby Wavetime » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:17 pm

Done!



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Postby RobertM320 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:28 pm

Sorry to hear that, Dave. Praying for you.


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Postby MicMan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:58 pm

Keeping you and your family in mind.



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Postby DfromCT » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:18 pm

The bloodwork earlier in the week was ambivalent at best. Zach and his twin brother, Teddy, celebrated their 5th birthday Thursday, and we just had a party for them at a place called "Pump It Up", which is a kids specialty place. You'd never know from how happy he is and how outgoing he continues to be that anything was wrong. As the party was starting their mom (my ex) and I both noticed a couple of blue bruises. Normal bruises are things boys have regularly, as most of us know. But the doctors told us with the low platelets to watch for blue bruises. We went through with the two hour party, but Zachary is en route to the hospital right now.

Your continued thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.


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Postby Jaxwave » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:40 pm

My heart is breaking for you and my newest hero Zach. God bless you guys.



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Postby winwave » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:50 pm

So sorry to hear this latest development. Hopefully it doesn't turn out to be serious.


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Postby Eaglewave » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:02 pm

My heart goes out to you. Prayers will be lifted up from my family as well. Zach is now my hero.


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Postby Bigschtick » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:24 am

So sorry to hear the news! Get well soon Zach!


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Postby tpstulane » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:30 pm

Praying for you guys.


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Postby HoustonWave » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:04 pm

I have no idea how I have missed this thread over the past couple years, but now I'm aware of your struggle--and many prayers are on the way. God bless you, Zach and your whole family.


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Postby DfromCT » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:49 pm

If you see my rant in the thread about the Westbank football talk last night, you'll understand after reading this post. I needed to attack something. Frankly, I feel like going to the gym and hitting a punching bag, but I'd probably hurt myself.

I just got the results of Zach's bone marrow analysis. The biopsy was yesterday and he was pissed off (totally out of his character) to be going to the hospital and getting "sleepy juice" when we told him he was done with those things.

The results are not good. He is relapsing. I don't know how I'm going to make it through the next two months, and worse it's going to be a year or two of treatment that will be more severe than what he went through three years ago. IT ABSOLUTELY SUCKS.

I thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Please continue to pray for Zachary and his twin brother Teddy. They've both been through so much, and I have to say, have so much more to face. Teddy is a perfect marrow donor, which is rare. But it's no cup of tea for either of them. Zach will be admitted sometime next week or so, and will be in the hospital for 3-6 weeks. It will be a few months before they're ready to do a marrow transplant, which will involve another extended hospital stay. THIS TOTALLY SUCKS.


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Re: Thoughts and Prayers Requested

Postby winwave » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:13 pm

That's really sad to hear. Sorry they have to go through this again. Best of luck and will continue to pray for Zach.


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Postby tpstulane » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:29 pm

Dave check your PM


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Postby Wavetime » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:22 pm

Hang in there! Prayers!



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Postby pansdad » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:28 am

My prayers are with you and your kids Dave.



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Postby galvezwave » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:31 am

So sorry to hear this , D. Prayers for your family and your brave sons.



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Postby DfromCT » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:52 pm

The past few days have not been easy, but Zach continues to be pretty upbeat. Sunday night I had to tell him that "The test results showed that some leukemia cells were hiding in his marrow. It was a conversation I dreaded, but he and Teddy took it pretty lightly, Zach giving me a high five and saying he's going to fight that leukemia. They went back to their playing.

Monday brought Zach's admission to Dana Farber in Boston, which as an inpatient means Boston Children's Hospital. They're all connected, both with same medical records and staff. Zach started to realize that he's in the hospital for a long time, and wasn't happy. He started iv fluids, and meds to try to protect some of his organs from the onslaught that follows. Tuesday was more of the same, ahead of today.

Today Zach had procedures to put in his port and a spinal tap and additional marrow retrieval. To make matters worse, he couldn't eat or drink anything and the 1:30 scheduled procedure turned into 3:30. He came through it all with his typical smile, though exhausted.

We might do something in the early part of the season, right now I'm focused on Zach's treatment.

Your continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated.


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Postby Houma de Wave » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:03 pm

You all are certainly getting those thoughts and prayers right now.



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