Dec 29, 2018 Latest post:
May 16, 2021
Thank you for checking in on our sweet Joshua. A few days before Christmas 2018, we thought Joshua had the flu. He had a fever, vomiting and sore joints. Most of his symptoms improved throughout the Christmas holiday. However, on December 27th, he couldn't grip his right hand and still had a low-grade fever. The pediatrician did some blood work and the next day asked us to take Joshua to the hospital. This is when we were told that he possibly had Leukemia. We were stunned. We were transported to the Bone Marrow Unit at Northside and honestly felt as if we were spinning in a nightmare for the next 24 hours. As nurses and doctors talked, I kept thinking... NO, I am not in this club. I don't want to be in this club. Surely this is a mistake. However, we now accept that this is real and we must be ready to fight. We are ready, this family is full of fighters. We will fight when our boy doesn't have the strength. We will cry out to God and our friends. We will need you. He will need you. Thank you for loving us through this journey.