Most of these posts have been added by my mom, Andrea, during my cancer journey. These posts document the highs, lows, challenges, and joys of my fight against Hodgkin Lymphoma. 

Background Story

Lorelei thinks about the timing of finding this cancer.  The middle of her senior year of high school.  Yeah, it sucks that she'll have to be bald for her senior prom.  But God's timing is perfect.  Lorelei is a Christ follower.  There are over 2,000 students at her high school who have known this about her as she has always identified as a Christian.   But now, there are 2,000 pairs of eyes really focused on her.  Watching to see if this Jesus stuff is real.  If this cancer had been detected any later, she might have missed the opportunity to glorify God in front of 2,000 kids who are about to enter the world searching for their own purpose in life.    Please join us in praying for these students and the staff at Putnam City North High School.  We believe God is at work in a huge way and Lorelei just gets to have a front row seat.

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Loving Lorelei Blog Updates

  • The Thunder recaps Lorelei's Special Day

    Lorelei and I were watching Thunder Live last night before the game and all of a sudden she heard her name on the TV. It was a big surprise.  The Thunder had put together a video clip about the day she flew on the learjet to Phoenix with Coach Scott Brooks.

  • Engrafted!

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 (Day +10) After a six hour nap yesterday and a wonderful night of sleep last night (after her Thunder beat the Trailblazers) Lorelei woke up to the best news she's heard in ages.  Her WBC is 2.6 and they counted over 500 Neutrophils. She's engrafted!

  • Sleep Deprived on Day +9

    November 2, 2012 (Day +9 since transplant) Wanna know what a night in a bone marrow transplant patient is like? This is why Lorelei is sleepy. Here was her night last night: Midnight: say goodbye to Miles and Hannah 12:30 am: draw labs and take vital signs 1:00 am: receive IV Medications 1:15-2:00 am: Try to sleep but can't get comfortable 2:00 am: take vital signs 2:30 am: receive unit of platelets 3:00 am: vitals (post platelets) 3:30 am: bathroom and hang potassium 4:00 am: vital signs and ta...

  • Words you never want to hear your doctor say...

    November 1, 2012 (Day +8) Lorelei's heart rate is up and her blood pressure is 94 over 45. Still running a fever but not as high as yesterday. Doctor said "gram negative bacteria sepsis can be fatal within hours if not treated." I'm so glad they began treating Lorelei early yesterday.

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