Jul 18, 2016 Latest post:
Dec 19, 2018
I want to begin this with a few things about Paul. If you know Paul, you know what an amazing, funny, motivated man he is. He has touched the lives and hearts of so many people and especially mine! I feel so lucky to be the woman he chose to marry! We have had a great start to our life together and can't wait to meet our baby girl in November. I have no doubt that he will be the most extraordinary father and sweet Camille is a lucky girl to have him for her daddy!
There is no doubt in my mind that the man he is will help him fight this fight! And the love and support we have from our family and friends is a vital part of this fight! We WILL BEAT this!!
For those that don't know the start of this story here goes; we went to the ER at Baptist Beaches early last Monday morning. Paul was having lots of pain and trouble breathing. We knew something was wrong but would have never guess it was cancer. By Tuesday afternoon Paul's diagnosis came back as Adult ALL (Acute Leukemia). This is a very aggressive type of cancer and is most commonly found in children. More rare in adults and must be treated as quickly and aggressively as it is. ALL is a beast and we will fight it just as strong. Positively, Paul is healthy and still young so we are able to be aggressive as allowed. Interesting fact I did not know: a child's body can take much stronger doses of chemo than an adults. To our benefit we are able to give Paul the same dose a child can have so that is a positive in our corner. We were admitted to Mayo Clinic on Wednesday and the diagnosis was confirmed by the doctors here pretty quickly. Treatment for ALL begins with a 28 day in-patient chemo regime. Friday, July 15th was DAY 1!