Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First blog update: Carepage from 5.17

Welcome to our great new blog!  This is going to make it a lot easier for us to update you (and include pictures of the "adventure").  If you've found this, nothing below is different from what you read on the Carepage.  Stay tuned for more info!


Good Afternoon -

As the news of yesterday has begun to sink in, we have a bit more of information to share with you regarding Kurtis' treatment in Indy as well as what you can do to help.  Many of you have been asking "what can I/we do?" and as we're kind of in a whirlwind right now, I thought that perhaps sitting down and writing it might help.

Kurtis will be undergoing a procedure called stem cell recovery.  Here is a basic synopsis of the treatment:
-K gets shots of a drug that makes his bone marrow mass produce stuff
-K has cells removed and "stored" (frozen, I think)
-K begins chemo as an outpatient for three days and then take a two day break followed by the return of half of his cells
-K has a two week long watching period and then seven to ten days of "break"
-Process repeats

He will have two sets of this total...and then we'll be done! WOO! We will be spending about two total months in my favorite bustling metropolis of Indianapolis and are currently looking for a house/apt/extended stay hotel/etc.  The good news is that we'll be able to take Chauncey with us, so that will help us both greatly.

Below you'll find a list of things that are going on and things you can help with if you're interested .  Please don't take this as us asking for things as we know that everyone has their own needs.  However, people have been asking us and I wanted to provide a list of things for those who wish to help.  We appreciate your love, support, and positive energy more than anything so please consider that your greatest gift <3

-Grass Mowing
-Front yard water (grass,roses, raspberries, pots)
-House "check in"
if you wish to help with any of these things, please email me at rockieslizard@gmail.com

Kurtis is going to be spending a lot of time inside where he'll be doing "nothing".  Although he won't be able to be wandering around Indy as much as I might be, he still needs things to "do".  Here is a list of things he likes if you'd like to contribute to his arsenal of "stuff to do".

-Book $ at Barnes and Noble (we have Nooks so money goes into the 'account' and Kurtis will be able to download any book he wants to read)
-Crossword puzzle books
-PS3 games (he has MLB, golf, and call of duty WWII)
-Coloring books
-MLB TV for the Rockies games
-itunes $ (ipods help with sleeping and chemo days!)

Chaunce will be heading to Indy with us and he'll be living in a much smaller environment so if you'd like to help HIM out he likes:
-Tennis Balls
-"kong" like toys
-Peanut Butter
-Hard chew toys (Nylabone, etc.)

Money is always a big help.  If you'd like to donate money to help with rent, gas, food, etc. you can go to any Wells Fargo and put money into the Kurtis Huss Cancer Fund which becomes available for us to access right away.

Again, we thank you more than anything for your thoughts and positive energy.  Please, PLEASE don't feel like you need to do anything listed above.  When people ask, I always draw a blank and I can't figure out what to say and then I can't remember who asked, etc.

We're starting a new blog which is easier to update and add pictures, etc.  We'll be updating there with more ease.  However, I'll continue to update here with "copy and paste".

The URL is www.kurtislizandchauncey.blogspot.com 

Bookmark it and pass it around as you need :)


1 comment:

  1. Always appreciate the updates! You and Kurtis will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hope the summer goes well!