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Aden’s Story

It was Easter Sunday 2008 and Aden our youngest of five and only a month from his golden birthday didnt want to eat his favorite ham, more urgently he had a yellowish tint that developed around his eyes....On Saturday nite March 29th we discovered Aden - only 4 years old had Cancer.

Aden endured three years and three months of chemotherapy which ended in July 2011. He had a complete remission.

In October of 2013 Aden was complaining of headaches and backaches. A scan of his blood showed a reduced platlet count. Because of his history the clinic decided to do a bone marrow biopsy. On November 19th 2013 we discovered his cancer / acute lymphoblastic leukemia had returned isolated in his bone marrow.

Team Aden is led by his mom Lorelie along with dad Mike Sr. His sisters
Alexa, Allie and Alea and his brother Mike Jr. Along with his niece Audree Sky and her dad Zach (roni) and grandma Ethel in Illinois - uncle David Anthony in Illinois and Uncle Steve and Aunt Sue and cousins Kyle and Ryley. Please post your comments!!!!! 

Our motto "we beat it once we can do it again!"

Latest Journal Update

His counts are now too good

Had Aden at clinic all morning today - he was getting an exam, IV chemo (vincristine) and a lumbar puncture of methotrexate into the spine.

His blood counts:

4,000 white blood count

13.1 hemoglobin

230k platelets

2900 ANC

Those are sadly - too good. They immediately upped all dosages on all oral chemo he takes daily. He gained another 6lbs since the end of January. He's now in the 75th percentile in weight - just last September they showed me he was in the 15th percentile in weight - it's been a lot and fast. The weight is in a way devouring the chemo at the cellular level - thus he needs more of it - to work his blood counts down. They "ideally" want his white blood count around 2,000 - keeping any production suppressed. They don't want a normal white count that could get sped up and then bad things could start happening. So while we're happy that things are stable - now were battling his weight versus the chemo that we got to get into check asap.
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Julie Romano
By Julie Romano
Glad Aden is gaining weight! But i know the white count is always a concern to say the least.
Theresa Koene
By Theresa n Phil Koenes n Cottier kids
Wow!! Who would have thought even weight gain may not be that great for your son.??
Bless your hearts-always something !!!
Thanks for the updates-which I get when my computer decides to work
Keep looking up-we'll continue to pray!!