Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last Day of School!

Dominic's Graduation

Dominic and Mrs Christensen

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chemo round 4

We started the last round of chemo! Yay! He's doing the 12 mg of idarubicin. He gets two treatments this week. Jose has tolerated it well. Not looking forward to the dropping of his numbers. I had strep last week so luckily, I got it when he had an immune system. It was neat to have Sam back as our nurse. She gave Jose his first chemo and hopefully his last. Once his numbers recover he will have a bone marrow biopsy and, if that comes back clean. Lots of pills for a year! We will take it! Hopefully, by July he will have his central line removed and, start feeling a little more like himself. It's a long road but, I hope the hardest part is behind us.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Round 3 Finished!

Jose stopped the Atra today. We are offically done with round 3. I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. As long as all goes well he should be able to start chemo on the 30th and 31st.
His numbers are still low. His skin is terribly dry and he's exhausted. I hope that he'll get through this quickly.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Real Salt Lake Game

Jose receiving a jersey with his name on it. 

Jose's Jersey

Me and my baby girl at the game!

Jersey for Alyssa!

Real Salt Lake Game

Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize Utah Valley University students Trent Ewing and Jon Goudy as the recipients of the “Heroes Among Us” honor for RSL’s contest on Saturday, May 5 against the New England Revolution, presented by Ewing and Goudy will be honored for a unique class project at UVU to benefit Jose Padilla, a classmate who was diagnosed with Leukemia towards the start of the current semester.
Known among his Utah Valley University classmates as friendly, creative and full of ideas worth sharing, Padilla was set to excel this spring in an entrepreneurial class which teaches students how to achieve their dreams and ideas by creating their own business. However, those plans were put on hold  when Padilla – a full-time worker in the insurance industry, husband and father of three – was suddenly diagnosed with Leukemia.
As part of the course curriculum, each entrepreneurial class is assigned a final project, and in an effort to help and put their skills to use in a real-world setting, Ewing and Goudy joined with their fellow classmates to spearhead the “Giving-A-Dime: A Charity Fundraiser for Jose” project. The charitable endeavor is designed to assist the needs of Padilla and his family, and includes an online donation drive and a 5K Charity Run/Walk that was held in Canyon View Park in April. To find out ways in which you can help Padilla’s recovery efforts and cause, visit the Giving-A-Dime website.

April 4 Hero

Friday, May 4, 2012

Blue Devil! 2 down 1 to go.

They call it the blue devil for a reason. Thank goodness for zofran that helped Jose not be so sick. This round of chemo knocked him on his butt. He's tolerated it ok but been super tired.
3 rounds down. 1 to go. Then hopefully he can start feeling better!