Would you like to participate in a research study about gratitude? Learn More
Lizzy Grace Hock
8/24/2016 Latest post:
18 hours ago
Please click the " More About This Site" link to read Lizzy's story and how this all began:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting
On August 18th, our little Lizzy Grace expressed that her leg was hurting and we started to see a visible limp in her walk. We scheduled an appointment with our pediatrician and after two visits decided to admit her into the ER at Children's Medical in Plano, TX on August 20, 2016. At Children's, blood test and x-rays were performed. The x-rays came back inconclusive. However, the blood test revealed abnormalities that when combined with her leg pain caused concerns for something much more serious. After a more detailed examination of the blood test , it was recommended that we immediately transfer Lizzy Grace to Children's Medical in downtown Dallas by ambulance. We knew this was serious.
When we arrived to Children's Medical in downtown Dallas on August 20, 2016 at 4pm, we were greeted by 6 doctors and interns in our room. They broke the news to us that our little 4 year old girl was very sick and had been diagnosed with Leukemia. Our hearts sank as we were hit with this "rogue wave". They were unaware of the type of Leukemia and they would not be able to report this to us until Monday, August 22, 2016.
On Monday, it was confirmed that she has Acute Lymphocytic (Lymphoblastic) Leukemia (ALL). Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a fast-growing cancer of lymphocyte-forming cells called lymphoblasts.
On August 23rd, Lizzy had surgery to implant a port into her chest that will be utilized to administer the chemotherapy. While under sedation, they performed a bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap that included a dose of her first chemotherapy.
The good news is that (ALL) is the most common cancer found in children and has the highest success rates. The medical team is very optimistic about her chances of winning this battle as are Angela and I. We will continue to update this site as she progresses.
We appreciate everyone's love, support, encouragement and mostly ALL the prayers! We serve a Big God and He will show up in a Big way to heal her completely of this cancerous disease.
"Now to him who is ABLE to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20