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4/3/2016 Latest post:
Just weeks before his 3 year birthday, Luke was battling normal kid stuff, a fever, bronchitis, pneumonia (& occasionally his sisters). Little did we know it was the start of much more. March 3 Luke was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia via blood tests, in less than 24 hours later he'd underwent bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture with his first intrathecal chemo, and port placement for longterm IV access. The port access, positioned on his chest was most traumatic for him. He wimpered throughout that first night due to pain despite medications, and he is very shy & protective of this "button," so he calls it. This first phase of treatment called the induction, has been tough. He's sisters have spent a lot more time between grandparents and we've witnessed some frightening chemo. We would have never have made it this far without such help from family and friends nor the prayers of so many. A great deal of thanks goes out to all for the cards & gifts, it has truly been overwhelming. Luke is looking at a minimum of 3&1/4 years of treatment and results of his upcoming bone marrow biopsy will determine intensity of the next phase. We live now with a lot of uncertainty, but one thing we're certain of is God has a plan for him and we love Luke.