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Chase’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. Your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated. We have wonderful doctors and nurses here and with God on our team, we are ready to compete in the biggest game of Chase's life!

Game On!

Chase's story began about a week before Thanksgiving when he was complaining that his lips were numb, jaw was sore and teeth hurt, all at just random times, no triggers or anything. So he went to the dentist first for ex-rays, looking for a cavity or abscess. Then he went to the orthodontist. Next we made a stop at the local clinic and thought his sinuses were causing the discomfort. All this in a period of 4 weeks, while he was attending classes at DSU and preparing for finals. When he came home after finals, the local PA took another look at him and found a large mass of lymph nodes on his neck,and a small one on his cheek, and behind his ear. This got the ball rolling with a trip to DeSmet for blood work, a stop at the Brookings ER and here we are at Sanford Children's Hospital diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. (ALL)

Game On Team Chase!

Latest Journal Update

Chemo Day

Another monthly check-up, blood work, vincristine, pentamidine are done and the 5 day steroid burst has started. We are praying the steroids help get rid of the nagging cough that Chase can't shake off. Weekly chemo pills have increased to 12 and nightly pills are at 1 and 1/2. Chase is now at 75% of what he was taking before the EBV and fungus. He is steadily getting back to the normal dose for him. It's crazy to think of being happy that your son can put more poison in his body but we know that medically that is what it takes to keep the cancer in remission. We also know it is all in God's hands. Right now we can't think of any other place we would rather be. God's got this!

Please remember to pray for so many others on this long journey. May they be lifted by your kind words, emails, texts, phone calls and prayers like we have been. Your hearts and comments on caring bridge mean so much, too. All are reminders of how good God is to us.

Game On