Update January 11, 2015 – Thankful For Each Day!

DSC04699We are very blessed and Thankful that Bennett has been doing so well!  He’s last Dr. appt was in August, 2014, and he was released to only annual check ups!

Bennett is attending Rend Lake College for his 2nd year – graduating in May 2015 with a welding degree.  He had worked the last three summers at Franklin County Highway Dept. And just recently started at MT Fabrications working three days a week. The other two is goes to college from morning to night.  He loves duck hunting which the season just ended.  He is looking forward to start bass fishing!

We Thank God for healing Bennett of his leukemia ~ There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it still….

PS. Hamilton is a Freshman in Highschool. Crazy!  He loves all sports and hunting/fishing too!  I Thank God everyday for him – and ask God to keep my boys safe  and healthy!  Including Sid.

Posted by Cindy on January 11th, 2015 in Updates | Comments Off on Update January 11, 2015 – Thankful For Each Day!

February 26th update

Bennett’s ANC is 2,052 today with WBC at 5.4 and neutrophils still low at 38.  His hemoglobin is 15.1 and platelets at 199 which both are Fantastic!  We’re so thankful his counts look Great!  He has a Dr. appt Tuesday in St. Louis, we expect it to go well. I would like to Thank my family that continues to give to the hospital. For over a year, my sister, Mom, nephew/nieces,  and Brother & sister-in-law have provided food, snacks, and blankets to the sick children at the hospital.  I personally know how you appreciate these things when you live at the hospital for weeks.  

We had a great week celebrating Bennett’s 18th birthday and most importantly we celebrated the gift of life.  This makes his 5th anniversary since he was diagnosed on his 13th birthday.  We are so thankful for each day, May God continue to bless Bennett by staying free of leukemia forever. Thank you for your continued prayers for Bennett. We continue to pray for all the children fighting for their lives and to all the loved ones that their child is an angel in heaven.

Posted by Cindy on February 26th, 2012 in Updates | Comments Off on February 26th update

Happy 18th Birthday Bennett!

We are counting our blessings and Thanking God for Bennett’s 18th birthday!  We are so blessed that he continues to bless us with remission. Thank you God for good health!  Wishing you many more birthday’s Bennett and a life full of happiness!

Posted by Cindy on February 20th, 2012 in Updates | Comments Off on Happy 18th Birthday Bennett!

January 4th update

Happy New Year!

Bennett had his bi-monthly Dr. appt in St. Louis on Tuesday and it went well. He’s counts were good and we are so thankful! His ANC was 2,232 with WBC at 6.2 and neutrophils at 36. Hemoglobin was good at 13.7 and platelets at 168 which are both in range.  He has been doing well, other than a cold and cough at times.  He has been duck/goose hunting every moment he can, He loves it!  He did really good over Christmas break and had an awesome time.

Wishing you all good health and happiness in 2012. May God bless you!

Posted by Cindy on January 5th, 2012 in Updates | Comments Off on January 4th update

Merry Christmas!

From the Page family to yours, May God bless you this Christmas season with good health, love and happiness! We are so thankful for God blessing our family!

Posted by Cindy on December 24th, 2011 in General, Updates | Comments Off on Merry Christmas!

November 6th update

Bennett’s ANC is 1,976 with 5.2 WBC and 38 neutrophils. His hemoglobin is the highest its ever been at 15.7 which is Awesome and platelets are good at 183! It has been 2 months since he’s last blood work. It seems like it’s been forever. We are SO thankful that his counts are good and he has been feeling great! We pray daily that God continues to keep Bennett in remission and the leukemia never returns. We’re so thankful that God has blessed him !

He has a Dr. check up in St. Louis on Tuesday. We expect all will be good since we already know his blood counts. We pray for all the children and their families fighting through treatments. We pray for the families of the children that won their battle and are one of God’s angels. There is never a day that goes by that I don’t realize how fortunate we are that Bennett is doing so well!

Posted by Cindy on November 6th, 2011 in Updates | Comments Off on November 6th update

Bear Hunt

Bennett was blessed with the help of USSA (United Special Sportsman Alliance) to be able to go on a bear hunt in Northern Wisconsin last week. Him and Sid left Monday after school and returned Friday night with the luck of getting a bear within 2 days of hunting. Bennett stayed in a portable tree stand those 2 days straight from daylight to sun set. He found out that bear are very sensitive and have outstanding hearing.

His bear tag was donated and the gentleman that donated it said he could hunt on his land. We wasn’t for sure what he was getting into but was blessed with some spectacular northern hospitality.

Bennett wants to get the bear stuffed and put it in is room. We are having the bear made into hamburger, sausage and loin, hope it’s good!

We are so thankful for USSA, caring and giving hunters and God’s amazing Grace!

Posted by Cindy on September 19th, 2011 in Updates | Comments Off on Bear Hunt

September 6th update

Bennett is doing pretty good. He had some sinus and allergy problems a couple days ago. He took some over the counter medicine and started using the netti pot and he is better other than coughing. He doesn’t want to go to the Dr. unless it gets worse so we pray he continues to get better.

His ANC today was 3,927. His WBC is 7.7, this may be higher because of him being sick. His neutrophils are 51. Hemoglobin is 13.7 and platelets are 164 which are good. He goes back to St. Louis tomorrow for his follow up appointment. He was supposed to go in a couple weeks but we ask to go early. Bennett will be going on a bear hunt in Northern Wisconsin sponsored by USSA (United Special Sportsman Alliance). He will sit in a tree stand morning and night waiting for the bear, very similar to deer hunting. We pray for his safety. Sid will be going with him.

His allergy test came back from his sinuses surgery. He is allergic to mites, fungi/mold and smut corn. There was none of these allergies that were severe. We were thankful he’s not allergic to cats, dogs, or wild animals.

Bennett started his Junior year. He is still dating Allison and they are going to Homecoming together. Bennett works for her families auction in Ina. He likes it. He went early teal hunting last weekend, he didn’t get anything but enjoyed getting to hunt.

Hamilton is in 6th grade this year. He is so busy. He is playing 5th/6th baseball, he is the quarterback for the 5th/6th grade football team and he runs cross country. Tonight he had practice from after school to 8:00 p.m. tonight. He really wants to do all three and can’t choose. He is a trooper of doing his homework and going to bed. He went duck hunting early with Bennett and went dove hunting with Sid over the weekend.

We feel very fortunate and blessed that Bennett is doing so well! We’re so thankful for his remission! Thank you God, we praise you for this blessing!

Posted by Cindy on September 7th, 2011 in Updates | Comments Off on September 6th update

God’s Angel

Heaven is shining a little brighter tonight with a beautiful shining star. Our dearest friend, Brittani Shurtz passed away today and is now one of God’s angels, she is forever healed.  We pray for her family that God’ s grace comforts their sorrow. 

Brittani and Bennett after her 1st lung transplant in 2007

“A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17

Posted by Cindy on August 20th, 2011 in General, Updates | Comments Off on God’s Angel

July 27th update

Bennett’s ANC is 2,432 from 1, 880 six weeks ago.  His WBC are 6.4 from 4.7 and neutrophils  are low at 37.5.  Dr. said that the low neutrophils are nothing to worry about it’s just going to take him time to build these back up.  Seems strange though because I know some patients on chemo that have a higher ANC than this. Bennett although always bottomed out and always had a very low ANC the entire time of his treatment.  His hemoglobin is 14.3 and platelets are 164 which both are good.

We found out that the Dr. read through his study papers and the next year of appointments will be every 2 months instead of every 3 months like other patients not on the study.  It doesn’t matter to us, I’m actually glad for him to go more often which means counts will be checked.  Definitely gives you a peace of mind until the next blood work report is good .

His main oncology Dr. is in India for a couple months so we saw the PA, we were able to reminisce with her about Bennett’s journey.  She said Dr. Shenoy (main oncology Dr.) really wants to keep an eye on him because he always kept her guessing, he always kept her on his toes with his bizarre problems. At the time during these problems, this was not fun and very stressful. Now, I look back and all these issues were related to chemo so maybe the chemo was killing/hurting his body is why we had so many problems and praying that the chemo did kill all the leukemia cells and they are afraid to ever re-surface!  We are very thankful to all the Dr.’s, nurses, family and friends that helped us along this unforgettable journey.

We also found out that he will eventually after another year or so, he will be transferred to another clinic in the hospital and actually will continue to be treated there every year for the rest of his life.  Good news, I really like that they will stay up to date with him as he grows into an old man!

We have some bad news that our friend Jeremy that we asked for prayer for a couple months ago because he relasped with a different type of leukemia which was chemo induced, he fought a long battle and is now one of God’s angels. We give our deepest sympathy to his beloved mother, Annette.  Please keep his family in your prayers.

Our family had an amazing vacation a week ago. We decided to go to Michigan staying on Lake Huron on a beach where we fished, rode four wheelers and para-sailed.  We haven’t really ever did anything like this but as you get older, your kids get older, and you know how precious time is, we decided we better go while we could. We are so blessed and thankful!

“Sending Gods grace to all!”

Posted by Cindy on July 27th, 2011 in Updates | Comments Off on July 27th update

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