Marathon

6 AM Alarm clock rings and Ashley immediately shushes me. She whispers (to a half deaf man😀) something about Isabelle. I make my way through the dark to find Isabelle curled up on the floor behind the door in our bedroom. Facedown, butt stuck up in the air she wandered into our room and fell... Continue Reading →

Reaction? No reaction.

The day begin with the wrong alarm. I woke up late hearing Ashley's alarm and discovered my alarm read 7:15p.m.. Rolling out of bed I dove into a surprising day. Entrusting Christy to a trusted friend we hit the road for Riley. Pulling into the garage we surprised ourselves with a third-floor spot. Typically roof-parkers... Continue Reading →

Life with leukemia

With a jerk,  Isabelle looked up at Ashley and I wide eyed, and fell limp. Handing her inert form to nurses, Ashley and I wound our way through tubes and wires out of the room. Waiting for her to wake up later inspired prayers and trust in God.  Yesterday marked the beginning of a renewed,... Continue Reading →

Life with the Leukemia and other things

2:20 this morning we were finally released from the emergency room. We spent 4 1/2 hours trying to fix a fever! The day did not stop there. When your child has leukemia fevers mean ER visits. Leukemia and the chemotherapy treatment for it makes your immune system incredibly weak. So, when you have a fever that... Continue Reading →

Isabelle Bryan Goose. Girl. Grit.

A lot of people ask Ashley and I the  meaning behind #GooseStrong. Ashley usually rolls her eyes (at me) and then I explain. This blog will be a bit of an explanation while I share what I have learned from my youngest daughter. Goose Isabelle's life has been full of health problems. But you would never... Continue Reading →

Today at the hospital

I still could not believe what I saw. My wife stood checking in my two year old under a sign which read, "Pediatric cancers and blood disorders." We've probably been here 15 times yet the shock remains. Our daughter has leukemia. Isabelle fluttered around more cheerfully than usual. She hopped up onto the scale for her... Continue Reading →

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