November 1, 2012
Hello to our family, friends and new friends!
WOW it’s been a while since I have updated. A LOT has been going on in the Fariello household the month of October. Take a look at these pics and click on link to see what’s been happening….
Roman and Sheridan have both been busy with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts and finishing up the soccer season with the fall tournament. Both of my kiddos are doing amazingly well in school. SheridanBug just got chosen to be Panther of the Month at school. She is so excited!
On October 7th, we celebrated Roman’s 7th birthday. I cannot believe that my son is already 7!!!! Each and every birthday to me is nothing short of a miracle milestone that Roman has reached. He has come a very long way.
Speaking of long way…. On October 17th, we celebrated Roman’s 5 year anniversary of his Stem Cell transplant. In some ways, it’s been a very long 5 years, but in other ways, it feels just like it happened yesterday for him and our family. There isn’t a day that goes by where I do not Thank God for Roman’s life. He is truly a miracle and I am enjoying watching him grow.
We also celebrated Halloween and had fun, even though the weather was cold and kind of wet outside. Mike and I love dressing up with our kiddos. It’s so much fun for all of us!
Onto some important news…my father in law John “Duppy” is still battling stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer. He has tried 3 chemos and now on the 4th. He had a procedure on the 11th called Therasphere, in which glass beads with radiation gets injected into his liver. He seems to be handling everything ok and we pray each day for him. We love you Duppy!
Also, Roman goes to Cincy Childrens on December 5th for his checkup at the survivor clinic. He will see a new doctor named Dr. Raj. Roman actually has already seen Dr. Raj during his protocol early on, but he obviously won’t remember him because he was only 2 then. Dr. Raj is a good doctor and I am certain Roman will do well with him. We obviously will miss Dr. Wagner though, especially for this very first survivor...