Surreal

Hey Fam and Friends,


We had another moment in this journey that was totally surreal at the Friday night football game. It wasn’t the blizzard that blew in for 5 min at 6pm. It wasn’t a play on the field - a run, a sack, or the great throw and catch for a TD (which just happened). It was the play that happened off the field at 1:00min left in the second quarter. It was then that I called Cap back towards the bench and gave him his first chemo pills - right there on the sidelines in the middle of a football game.

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Stable Scan ❤️

I know people are waiting so here is the very quick update - MRI scan was stable, no progression. ❤️🙏. Happy tears. 💦. The process is unbelievably nerve racking, but there is no way through those moments except plowing right through. Cap was nervous last night as he understood the gravity. Chemo will start next Friday, 5 days on, 23 days off and the next scan will be about 7 weeks from now. Family is in good spirits and we are going to live each of these days to the fullest.

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3 Month Anniversary

I just looked at my phone and noticed the date was 10/2. Three months ago today Cap had brain surgery. Whoa. How that works I don’t want to or need to know. I can only imagine a room packed full of doctors and nurses who are at the top of their game. I’m thankful they did such a wonderful job and were a part of getting Cap past that stage in his journey.

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Every High and Every Low

Hi Fam and Friends, ❤️ This is really long because I should have sent something out a week ago. Lots more highs and lows have happened since we rang the bell. We are over a week past the end of radiation and trying to settle into a new routine. Cap went to his first “full” day of school last Monday taking 4 classes and then Tonya picks him up and goes to PT, OT, and Speech Therpy at Children’s Mnpls in the afternoon. It’s a long day for Cap but he likes to push himself so that is a great high seeing his perserverence! ❤️ He loves seeing his friends and being in the hallways. When he's at home he tells me "Dad, I've got homework!" and gets angry if we don't get to it even if we think sleeping would be better. It's such an art trying to balance his will with what we know he needs as his parent. Any other teenage parent in that situation?

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Flipped Switch

I apologize family and friends, this is a Dave update. I know this site is supposed to have Cap updates but I have to share something.
Something strange happened to me Monday and I’m not sure how or why. For the first time in 77 days, I didn’t cry sometime during the day. Seventy-seven straight days. I didn’t check CaringBridge multiple times to see what people wrote, I didn’t feel like I had to call or text 10 people to help me feel normal, and food sounded good again. I didn’t dread the last three mornings. I wasn’t sure if it was a fluke on Monday so I waited for the hammer to drop on Tuesday but it didn’t. It didn’t drop today either. I feel peaceful and oddly normal.

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