Alexis’s Story

Site created on September 4, 2018

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.

Alexis was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she fought valiantly with multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation.  Even in remission,  she went through surgery after surgery, and infection after infection.  In October 2017, a trip to the ER showed the cancer had returned to her bones.  IV and oral chemo has made the cancer in her bones dormant (as of early July), but is still active in her uterus and lymph nodes.  The last two months have been difficult and she was taken to the ER on Friday, August 31st and we found out she was in kidney failure.  She was rushed into surgery to replace stents in her ureters and this has helped tremendously!  

This site is to give updates hopefully daily or every other day.    Unfortunately, I can’t respond to multiple instant messages or texts, even though I wish I could.  It’s becoming super stressful.  Much love coming each of your way

Newest Update

Journal entry by Michelle Graack

Sitting in her hospice room while she is sleeping. She is at Covenant Hospice in Panama City. Everyone is amazing and helpful! She is sleeping most of the day and when she wakes up, she’s usually asleep in 5 seconds to maybe one minute. When she wakes up, she says a couple words and is in some pain. They are doing a great job getting her pain under control.

Our parents arrived today and one or two of us will be spending the night. My house is within 3 minutes of the facility. Her room is being decorated with photos , flowers, and drawings (from Penelope). We are going to start making flowers from construction paper to hang on her walls. She can’t see much more than forms and colors but we hope it is a little uplifting. If you would like to make one (or some), feel free and mail it to me at 337 S Palo Alto Ave Panama City FL 32401. We love you guys!
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