From 6/11/2008- my first Carepages post:
On Friday, June 6, we were told Delaney has cancer and have been at Children’s Hospital since. Yesterday we were told that she has a cancer with a short-name of ‘Rhabdo’. There’s approximately 400 – 500 cases in the US each year. ‘They’ don’t know what causes it or anything like that. They started chemo yesterday.
The good news: It’ a curable cancer, she will get through it, it hasn’t spread to major organs, bone marrow or bone. We have great friends and family who are supporting us through this.
The not so good news: She’ll have approx 12 months of chemo – no hair for 1 year. We’ll be in the hospital for another week or 2 as they started chemo today and she needs to stay here until the tumor is reduced enough to allow the pain to be tolerable and her to be mobile.
The overall goal is to reduce the tumor to operate on it, remove all the cancer and cure her. ‘They’ expect that it’ll be about 6 months before they can consider operating on the tumor.
Last posting on 12/9/2008:
Flying with Angels (12/9/2011)
It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I share that Delaney left us this morning at about 11:00 am. She waited until she knew we were ready, and then her spirit hovered until she knew we were protected with friends and family. We miss her beyond words.
I share the words that my dear friend, Mary, shared with me: I just wanted you to know how absolutely breathtaking the full moon rising looks and the sunset is blindingly brilliant. (She’s in Wisconsin, and my Longmont friends said our moon looked the same.) God is most certainly showing off for his newest angel! What a gorgeous first night in heaven awaits your girl!