Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Great News

Sarah's appointment today was really good.

They did a full blood workup since we are 2 years since chemo and her liver and kidney numbers were perfect along with her blood counts.

We also did the Electrocardiogram and that came back as perfect without damage to her heart !!

We rejoice and continue to trust God for complete healing.

Thanks so much for your prayers. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Change of plans

Because of the ice storm, the appointment for the Echo was moved to the 24th and her clinic visit is the 26th of March.

We will keep you updated!!!



Sunday, March 2, 2014

2 years after chemo

Please be praying for Sarah this week.  On Monday at 10am she will go for an echocardiogram. We will see the Dr on Wednesday for follow up and her regular clinic appointment.

This is a normal procedure as we are starting the ACE program (after cancer experience) next year.  You can read more about the program at

Sarah will have an Echo every five years for the rest of her life to measure if the chemo caused any damage.

After the appointment this week, we go to every 6 months so the next appt will be in September. This will be the longest we have gone without being in the clinic since starting four years ago!!!

We will send an update on Wednesday after the Clinic visit.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Change of plans

I was not able to update the blog, but the day after my last post, Anne delivered Leah Patience Clark! The doctor did not want to wait as Anne was showing signs of labor.

Anne and Leah are doing great. Below are some pictures.

Blessings,  Jay

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Another little sister for Sarah

Hello All,

I know it has been over five months since we have written on the blog. Sorry for such a long break. We still need your prayers for Sarah and thanks for everyone who keeps asking how she is doing. Below are some "highlights":

1. Anne has a scheduled C-Section on Monday, 16th at 7:30 AM. Sarah will have her fourth little sister!!

2. Over the summer, Sarah went through three months of counseling with a Psychiatrist at Children's Medical.  We've seen great results from this time. Sarah is learning to handle her emotions much better and although she still has along way to go, we are seeing progress!!

3. Sarah and Hannah started school at McKinney Christian Academy. Sarah has shown her progress from the counseling sessions and has made new friends, was picked for the honor choir, and doing great with her school work.

4. Last week, Sarah had her appointment. (She goes every other month to the clinic). It was a great report as all of her blood counts were great, but it was also a sad day. Dr. Appel from Children's Medical is moving to Colorado. Dr. Appel has been incredible during these three and a half years. She has not only been a rock for Sarah, but for me and Anne also. We are going to miss her, but I believe she is a big reason why Sarah wants to be a children's oncologist when she grows up. :)

5. With the current changes at Children's we are not for certain if anything will change with Sarah's schedule. At this point, we are supposed to continue 6 check-ups per year at the clinic until 2015.  So that means every other month Sarah has her blood tested.

Thanks again for walking with us,



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Good News

Sorry this has taken so long. I was traveling last week.

Sarah does NOT need surgery. This is great news, but she will have to live with a bump on her shoulder. If it starts to bother her too much then they would discuss removing it.

Thanks for all of your prayers.  Please keep Sarah and Anne in your prayers this weekend as they go on a mommy/daughter weekend at Pine Cove. Weekends like this go a long way in Sarah's recovery.



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

MRI today

It's been awhile since we posted something health wise, but Sarah has an MRI today. A month or so ago, she developed a tumor on her shoulder, but the doctors say it is a benign tumor like the one she had on her finger. (See posts of June, 2010) Of course, this is a huge relief, but the MRI today is to see if they need to remove it. If so, she would have another surgery. Our prayers are that she doesn't need a surgery!

This has caught us a little by surprise as we sort of fell into the new normal of monthly checkups and then bam, this happens, and wakes us back up. The good news is that Sarah just finished her first year off of chemo so we go to every other month for appointments at the clinic.  Another answer to prayer is her horse lessons seem to be helping with her anxiety and coping issues.  She still has problems but we can see she handles new circumstances a little better so please keep praying for her to continue progress with her emotional health.

We should know something by the end of next week and will keep you posted about the surgery. (Also, the doctors have no idea why these tumors are popping up so that causes us a little worry.)

On a much better note, Sarah will have her fourth sibling born around mid-September. We are waiting to see if she can finally have a brother. :)

Thanks for your prayers.