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LIKE A GOOD SOLDIER OF CHRIST JESUS, SHARE IN THE HARD TIMES WITH US. 2 TIMOTHY 2:3.

 

Welcome to the "C Crew" Cunningham CaringBridge site. It has been created to keep friends and family updated about our loved one.

 



March, 2010 -- I'm finallying updating the Background Story.

Our initial journey began on Sunday, September 9, 2007 when Robert was diagnosed with Leukemia at Bowling Green. Within 1 1/2 hours of being diagnosed, it became imminent to be air- lifted.  After fourteen hours, we arrived in Memphis, Tennessee at the most gigantic place named St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. After multiple rounds of chemotherapy induction, Robert regained remission on November 30, 2007. There were 3 set-backs that kept us from going to transplant. On December 3, 2007, we arrived inpatient to begin preparation for transplant on December 10, 2007. Emily, Robert's (2yo, 2mo) baby sister was the perfect match. On Christmas morning, he began engrafting!! THE REST WAS HISTORY UNTIL...


July 2, 2009, we received a phone call that Emily's cells in Robert's body (called "chimerism") was declining too low for our doctor's liking. On July 10, 2009, Emily (almost 4yo) had to donate leukocyte cells to her brother. It was a long and hard day and one that will not easily be wiped from this momma's memory. Emily was able to donate 2 and 7/8 doses of cells. The additional doses were given to Robert at different increments, with not much success.

September and October, 20009, GI attacks were happening every-other-night and sometimes every-night and was making us all weary warriors. Each attack required trips to the ER each and every time. The gastro-intestinal doctor in Nashville had no idea what was wrong. No one could help identify where or why the pain.

On November 9, 2009, Robert was diagnosed "relapsed". We returned to St. Jude on November 11, leaving our home and family and friends behind us-- heading to a new road of recovery and remission. Remission was attained on December 9, 2009. However, because of a new chemo that was given to Robert, he was burned from his scalp to the bottom of his feet.

On February 2, 2010, the day we were to become inpatient to begin procedures for transplant, Robert was diagnosed with RSV, a highly contagious virule lung infection in children and immuno-suppressed individuals. Our transplant was postponed. However, as I update the Background, we are headed into our 7th week of RSV and we are unsure of when our transplant will be scheduled. And, we have, for the 3rd time relapsed. However, the GI attacks are very few and far between now.

Our 42-yo donor awaits us. If he is not able, we have 3 other perfect matches on stand-by. THANK YOU LORD!!

Our mountains have been multiple!! Our journey has been hard!! Our family has stuck together!! Our friends have grown with us!! And, we are good and ready to TO GO, TO FIGHT, AND TO WIN THIS JOURNEY THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US!!

Please continue on the journey with us. ONE DAY AT A TIME-- WE WILL OVERCOME THIS MONSTER CALLED CANCER!!!

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I know I shouldn't or am not supposed to focus on the past.  But, it is so much easier said than done.  It's one of those days that I know what I was doing on this very ... Lea más

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It’s been about 2 months again since I’ve updated.  I do intend to write sooner than later and will update with something pretty unique coming about. I do promise to ... Lea más

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It's been over two months since I have done an entry.  And, I can say that thanks to the world of modern medicine, the crying and emotional breakdowns have slowed down.  ... Lea más

Kim Cunningham posted a new journal entry.

Can anyone remember what you were doing one year ago... I can almost provide you the specific times and can tell you who was with me for the events that developed one year ... Lea más

Kim Cunningham posted a new journal entry.

I have been working on this journal entry for several weeks, but things wouldn't fall into place.  Each time I tried, the words did not come as easily as before.  My ... Lea más

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So, I guess tonight is one of the sleepless nights.  Medicine was taken hours ago and it seems to not be helping tonight.   Some nights medicine works and some nights ... Lea más

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Well, it seems another sleepless night has fell upon me, even after medicine several hours ago.  It's too quiet in the house after everyone goes to bed.  (I guess the ... Lea más

Kim Cunningham posted a new journal entry.

Here I go, I'm going to try to post.  I have always put my heart into the journals postings, tonight it is very hard to even find my heart (our hearts).  I feel (I know ... Lea más

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