Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thank You to The Dale Jr. Foundation!!!

The Laugh At Cancer Organization would like to thank the Dale Jr. Foundation for their generous donation of blankets and more, which will be used for our various programs. We appreciate their seeds of kindness and hope to continue working with them in the near future. We are proud to become Partner's for Life with such a wonderful organization like the Dale Jr. Foundation.

Also, Dale Jr is asking all of his fans to help him raise money for the various charities that are close to his heart. This year, Dale Jr. is matching any and all donations given by his loyal fans to the Hard Card Membership program! Anyone who will join him and give a gift of love through their online donation program.

Their kind donation will be matched by Dale Jr. himself. Even small gift of as little as $20.00 will make a difference in the lives of those he is trying to help.

Click here to learn more about the program: http://www.thedalejrfoundation.org/hardcard.html

To learn more about his new foundation and how it is helping others. Check out his website at: www.thedalejrfoundation.org

Help us spread the word to all Dale Jr fans that you know! Let's make a difference together by spreading seeds of kindness.

Respectfully Yours,

Crystal Kauffman
Founder/President
www.laughatcancer.com

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another Weekly Update On Sydney

Saturday- Today Syd looks good unfortunately she came back with another positive blood culture from the 1st which could explain the fevers still persisting even though the counts are coming back up. She might not be neutropenic today. If that is the case then they will stop the Gent & the Ambisome thank goodness, but because she had the pos blood culture, we have to keep the Vanco & meripenum just to be safe. So bottom line we are not going anywhere yet.

If she stops spiking temps and no more cultures now that her vanco is therapeutic maybe we will be able to go home in a couple of days. This pretty much stinks because everyday we are here now her counts are going up and it is cutting into our home time. SYd really needs some home time to get her strength mentally & physically & from a nutrition standpoint. Although they will not wait to long before the next cycle of chemo, the higher the counts go the more of a chance the leukemic cells are replicating and we don't want to give them that chance. But is good her counts came back just as planned ( almost clockwork day 28 just as her oncologist said)

Yesterday they ended up doing a scan of her sinuses, chest abdomen & pelvis just for make sure there was no other reason for fevers and it was negative. Syd was a champ. She swallowed the contrast and it all worked out. I wasn't really excited about her having this test but I was getting worried that she was still having fevers without a source.