Tracking Trace

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 29, 2009

 

The alien has been surgically removed!

The alien has been surgically removed!

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No More Aliens Coming Out Of Trace’s Chest!!!

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 29, 2009

Trace’ll is a new man. He got to sleep late this morning and head to school about 9:30. (since he has surgery at 2pm yesterday, I felt he was entitled to sleep a little late 🙂 He is feeling great and quite excited to no longer have a double lumen Hickman catheter hanging out of his chest that required dressing changes every 3-4 days and had to be flushed and heparinized every day. (it was great to  have – it saved him MANY sticks with needles!) 

He has one stitch that I will remove while we are on vacation to DISNEY WORLD!!! We can’t wait. 

Thank you for the MANY MANY prayers. They were each a blessing. 

The next plan is to have MRIs and CT scans on October 19. We will continue with scans (praying that they remain clear, especially the lung scans) for five years. 

We love you all,

God Bless,

The Kimler Family

The alien is gone!!!

The alien is gone!!!

Surgery is Complete!

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 28, 2009

Well, Trace’ll no longer has any foreign objects hanging out of his body! The surgeon said he did fine and we should get to go back and see him in a minute. We should go home in an hour or two. (around 4:30 or so) Hopefully, Trace’ll will sleep good tonight and be ready to play his inline hockey game tomorrow.

Thank you for the prayers,

Amy

Surgery is Underway-Two Hours Late!!

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 28, 2009

At 2pm, we should be on our way home, but instead Trace’ll just got taken back to the  OR. He will be put to ‘sleep’ with IV sedation, no intubation. The procedure to remove his Hickman Catheter should only take 30mins or so and and hour or two in recovery. Trace’ll is excited to be getting this IV out and he was more than excited to finish his radiation treatments this morning! We were originally told Trace’ll would not have any stitches with this Hickman removal. Today the surgeon said he would have a stitch or two, but I can remove it while we are in Disney World.

Can’t wait to go to Disney World!!

Thank you for the prayers,

Amy

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 24, 2009

 

Trace'll and Zack (radiation tech)

Trace'll and Zack (radiation tech)

Sam and Trace'll getting ready for radiation

Sam and Trace'll getting ready for radiation

Radiation Continues for Two More Treatments :(

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 24, 2009

We found out today that raditation will be for 14 treatments instead of the 12 we were TOLD. Not because anything is wrong, we were just given the wrong number in the beginning. (and the schedule that was printed for us on 4 different occasions also said we would end after a total of 22 treatments on September 24… I’m not bitter…) So now we will finish on September 28. Trace’ll  has surgery to remove his Hickman catheter at 12 noon that day and we will do our last radiation at 9am. Yay!

Everything is going great and Trace’ll is still feeling good. I took some pictures today of Trace’ll on the radiation table. It is very similar to an xray.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Don’t get wet!!

Love,

Amy

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 23, 2009

 

Maddie, Trace'll and Cole Booney on CB's birthday

Maddie, Trace'll and Cole Booney on CB's birthday

Cole Booney says he is now a decade old

Cole Booney says he is now a decade old

Only one guess as to what Cole Boone got for his birthday!?

Only one guess as to what Cole Boone got for his birthday!?

Cole Booney turns the Big 1-0!

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 23, 2009

I can’t believe Cole Booney is 10! After looking at the pictures, I will give a prize to anyone who can guess what he got for his birthday!? (ugly shoes, a BumbleBee helmet and a light saber) It was a good birthday and it brings us even closer to the end of Trace’s radiation!

Only today and one more to go with the radiation!

Have a great day!

Thank you for the prayers,

Amy

Cole Boone is 10 and Mama can't believe it!

Cole Boone is 10 and Mama can't believe it!

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 20, 2009

 

Rebecca and Cole Boone with his new tshirt from Jordin TooToo #22

Rebecca and Cole Boone with his new tshirt from Jordin TooToo #22

Chris and Trace'll at the first preseason Predators game

Chris and Trace'll at the first preseason Predators game

Maddie rides on the zamboni

Maddie rides on the zamboni

Cole Booney hamming it up on the zamboni ride

Cole Booney hamming it up on the zamboni ride

Cross, Lucas and Cole Booney playing some serious hockey

Cross, Lucas and Cole Booney playing some serious hockey

Trace'll and his inline hockey team The Bulldogs

Trace'll and his inline hockey team The Bulldogs

Cole Booney, Chris, Maddie and Trace'll before the Titans first home game

Cole Booney, Chris, Maddie and Trace'll before the Titans first home game

Another Great Weekend and Almost Done With Radiation!

Posted in Daily Updates by Amy Kimler on September 20, 2009

It was another busy but fun weekend. On Thursday night we got to go to the Predators Preseason game against the Atlanta Thrashers. It was a great game and we had great seats on the GLASS!! Maddie and Cole Boone got to ride the zamboni (not sure how to spell that one) which CB said was, “amazing”!! The whole ride Maddie was a little shy, but having fun. Cole Boone was telling the crowd to stand up and cheer for him, having an ice fight with one of the Predator Ice Girls and waving like crazy to us. Cole Boone also got a Team TooToo shirt signed by Jordin TooToo himself!! Thank you Jordin and thank you Rebecca!! We absolutely can not say enough about the entire Predator franchise and everyone we have  met associated with them. They ROCK!

Trace’ll only has four radiation treatments left. He is sooo happy about that even though he still says they don’t bother him much. Even still, I feel sure he will notice a positive change when the radiation ends. His first CT scans and MRI will be October 19 and every 2 months or so after that. 

On Saturday, both boys had hockey games and both were heart breakers. Both games went into overtimes with us losing in sudden death. The boys played good and had  fun. Trace’ll managed to score and get and assist or two. I am not really sure about Cole Booney, but I think he had an assist. It is hard to keep up with all of the stats!

On Sunday, we all got to go to the Titan’s football game thanks to the family of Bryan and Olivia Bell. The tailgating was fun and so was the game even though we lost! Overall it was a great weekend with the family and it puts us one step closer to finishing this cancer treatment.

Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers,

The Kimler Family