Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A series of unfortunate e-mails. Well, actually, just one.

Rather than re-write and re-word and go through the drama --- again --- I'm simply going to cut and paste an e-mail that was sent out earlier this evening to our friends and family.

Not that you people reading here on this blog AREN'T our friends and family --- of COURSE you are!!! Just that I don't know all of your private individual e-mail addresses, and some of you are even "anonymous", and perhaps would prefer to NEVER get a personal e-mail from me ..... but you're here now, so you're stuck with it. :)

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Hey, everyone, it's time for one of those bulk e-mails that drive most people crazy with their impersonal messages, delivered to dozens of people .... just how personal can it be, right? But sometimes it's the best way for accomplishing what needs to be accomplished. So forgive me. :)

Things here with us are crazy, just like they are for everyone, everywhere. Kids keeping us busy with school, piano, choir, soccer, homework, etc. But it's exactly the way we like it and much like yours run you ragged as well, I'm sure in spite of all the grumbling about taxi-service, we're all enjoying ourselves.

So, small talk aside, on to the real reason for the e-mail.

I feel a very unfortunate sense of deja-vu, writing once again to tell all of you that Blaine's cancer is back, and to ask for your prayers and support. I would most definitely prefer to be writing with the announcement that we've won the lottery, or some other such fabulous news, but I'm afraid that's not the case. (At least not this week --- we're not giving up hope!) :)

In all seriousness, we would appreciate if you could keep our family in your thoughts. We've known for sure for about a month, but waited to tell anyone until my mom and I returned from our cruise to Alaska this past weekend. While she is our biggest supporter, she is also our biggest worrier, so we decided to *not* tell her until after the vacation-of-a-lifetime, in the hopes we wouldn't spoil the trip for her. Now that she's been told, and the kids know, we feel free to let everyone else know .... selfishly .... so we can ask you to pray for Blaine and his health. And for wisdom and discernment for his doctors as they decide on (yet another) treatment plan. We're currently helping them get their ducks in a row ..... sort of a logistical nightmare, having medical records and surgical reports and cat scans and pet scans and biopsies and MRI's from all over the country that have to be brought together and evaluated. Pray also, please, for help with our insurance. Although Tricare has been great, and gave Blaine permission to be treated at a non-military facility (OU Physician's Center, exactly where we wanted him to be treated) it's been a bit of a struggle getting them to approve the various tests that need to be done, so decisions can be made. Just the sort of red-tape hassle that no cancer patient needs to face when we're busy facing everything else.

As we find out more, we'll be sure to let you know. If you're receiving this e-mail, it's because we consider you a friend, and Lord knows our friends have held up our family lots during the previous years ---- I hope I'm not pushing the boundaries of our friendship by asking, one more time.

In the meantime, if I've spoken or written or e-mailed with you the past six weeks or so and have seemed distracted, or curt, or short-tempered, this is why. Please know it was nothing personal, just stress and anxiety. If you haven't heard from me in a while, it's the same reason. And to the people who have inquired about Blaine's health during the past few weeks .. and I've point-blank lied to your face ... I'm sorry. I hope you can understand why we felt the need to wait before telling people. I also apologize for giving you this news in an e-mail ... this was the best way we could think to get the word out quickly, but I'm sorry if it seems impersonal.

So pray for Blaine's healing, wisdom for the doctors, and my crappy attitude!!! :)

(ok, that last one might be un-fixable ---- but in all honesty, Blaine covets the prayers more than you can know! Personal, private, prayer chains ... he's not picky!)
Thanks,
Kristie

251 comments:

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Karen - Mommy to four sweeties said...

Oh No. I am so sorry to hear that. I will pray hard for him to get thru this once and for all.

Lindsay said...

Coming out of lurking to say that I am speechless, shocked, can't even really begin to put myself in your shoes and think of all of the things you must be feeling. Pull out that "crap sandwich" story because this is a BIG ONE. However, you have INCREDIBLE faith, hope, love and laughter in your family, and I just know that will pull you through as it has so many (TOO many) times before. Your family, your doctors, you are all in my daily thoughts and prayers for wisdom, strength, peace of mind, healing and hope. Here is to KICKING CANCER'S BUTT!!!!!

Ann said...

Holding Blaine, you, your children, your family and the physicians who will be providing care to Blaine up in prayer.

Ann
Chandler, AZ

Grandma J said...

Praying for Blaine's complete recovery. Also praying for all the Escoes as you continue to defeat this beast.

Kim said...

Oh no,Kristie. I am so,so sorry to read this as I was oh-so hoping that things were getting better for Blaine. I will be praying for Blaine, you and the kids as you gear up to fight this monster again...praying for comfort, peace and calm for all of you and wisdom for all the doctors and nurses.
(hugs)
Kim in Seattle

Frozen Star said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! You guys will be in my thoughts!

Anonymous said...

I'm So SORRY

Thinking of you all
love,
Becky

Anonymous said...

I"m so sorry to read this post, your family will be in my prayers. Judi Mitchell

Anonymous said...

So sorry- your family will be in our prayers- You are a strong family and you will get through this- Please know you are not alone

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear that kristy x

Slacker MOM II said...

I am very sorry to hear about the latest setback for Blaine. I have followed you for a very long time now. You, Blaine and your family and friends will be in my prayers for support, guidance and faith.

Mom on the Run said...

My thoughts are with you. I've followed you since Kendrie's journey. (My oldest daughter went to preschool with Christopher Melkonian, here in MD.) Here's to slaying this cancer beast once and for all.

Marci said...

Kriste,
I am so sorry sweetie!! Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers...This is so horrible for you to endure yet again. I am always here and our group The Prayer Bears will keep prayers coming your way...Love, Marci

Jen said...

WTH?!? Hasn't your family been through enough already? I'm so sorry... all of you, and especially Blaine, will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Blaine, you and the entire Escoe family will be in my prayers.

Wendy

Clara Zimmerman said...

I will pray for you and your family.

SuperSuz said...

Argh! I am so sorry to hear that you will once again be involved in kicking cancer's butt. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy cure - ONCE AND FOR ALL!

Anonymous said...

I will keep Blaine and your family in my prayers.

Mindy

heatherrain said...

Marci posted a prayer request for your family to the prayer bears, so I wanted to stop by to let you know that I am praying for your family once again. Jennifer, a Texas prayer bear
http://www.freewebs.com/prayerbears

Leeann said...

You know, this just makes me really mad.

Blaine has been through this and been through this. He has been a total fighter and has put up with pain and complications enough for a lifetime already.

I believe in God and I believe He has a plan, I do.

But at moments like this one, I have trouble understanding how it could possibly make any SENSE.

Blaine and Kristie, thank you for sharing with us. You can bet that we will be praying without ceasing for Blaine's treatment and CURE.

Much love to all the Escoes, all the time.
Leeann
niccofive.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh Kristie, I'm so sorry to hear about Blaine's cancer. Please keep us updated so we know how to best pray for him.
Kate in IL

Donna said...

Praying for all of you for strength, courage, wisdom, and knowledge. A sense of humor would be a huge blessing too! Hang in there! God is good!
Love you all!
Blessings and Bear Hugs,

Denise said...

Oh! Kristie! I am so sorry! Please know that I will put you on the prayer list in my Sunday School class!

I can't believe what you guys have been through! I hope you know how many all around the country are lifting you ALL up right now!

Please keep us posted, and we will be praying for a COMPLETE healing!

Take care,

Denise

Anonymous said...

Kristie,
At a loss for words...You and your precious family are in my prayers.
a reader in NC

Jenny said...

You as a family have had to endure way too much. The prayers are going up strong right now.

Donna said...

Even though you guys never really leave my prayerful thoughts, I'll tack on an extra now. Can't figure out why cancer keeps messing with your family when it knows it's gonna lose!

Anonymous said...

That just sucks!
I am so sorry for all that you guys are facing. My prayers are with you.
Meg
Milford, Ct

lizinsumner said...

I can't believe that you both managed to carry the burden of this all alone for a month: and, I'm thankful that you don't have to anymore. Please tell Blaine that he will be, most assuredly, in my prayers, constantly. As are you, and the kids......

Anonymous said...

I HATE cancer!

My prayers are with you and your family as you continue the battle for Blaine's health.

All my best,
Darcie

Stephanie D. said...

CRAP, CRAP, CRAP.... the infamous Escoe Crap Sandwich is back.... I am so pissed off for you guys!

Tell Blaine to hang in there and please know that my prayers are with you ALL.

~Stephanie

Tami said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have to go through this again. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Blaine and the whole Escoe clan to feel God's strength and grace during this awful time.
Sheila-MN

Anonymous said...

I've been praying, all along, and will step it up many notches.

Peace...

Bridget

Amy in NJ said...

Blaine, you and the kids definitely have my prayers. And you're fully entitled to a crappy attitude, being short with people now and then and feeling stressed and overwhelmed. I wish I knew you personally and could physically help by watching your kids, running errands or taking you out for a margarita but since that's not possible, know that I'm thinking of you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Kristie,

I am so sorry for this latest news for Blaine and your family. I have always been impressed by your & your family's strength, humor, honesty and fighting capabilities as you have fought all the cancer battles. You will, once again, beat the beast! I guess the infamous "Crap Sandwich" is still being served (unwanted and not ordered!) to your family. We will keep all of you, all the various physicians and insurance "gurus" in our prayers for strength, knowledge and humor to get you thru this latest battle.

cerealdieter said...

You guys are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

Dayna said...

Fuck. I'm so sorry. This is just not at all what you guys deserve. I'm glad you are closer to family, closer to the people who can step in and help.

Blaine: This is one hell of a crap sandwhich you've been handed...again...however, I hope you know that there are hundreds if not thousands of people praying, hoping and thinking of you.

I can remember how many times people told me that "God doesn't give you more then you can handle" as one, two and then all three of my kids were diagnosed with PI (a chronic illness, missing immune system). I can't tell you how many times - I think God has the wrong Dayna....

So, God.... CAN YOU FIND ANOTHER BLAINE ESCO PLEASE? Ours seems to be getting too many crap sandwhiches!

Michele Allen said...

Kristie,
I'm so sorry the hear about Blaine. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Remember God is in control of this.

Love Michele A

Anonymous said...

So very sorry. Will be praying for you all.

Melissa said...

You have GOT to be effing kidding! After all he's been through he's got to endure MORE? I'm so sorry to hear this, and I hope that he gets through it this time with a minimum of aggravation and pain. Prayers to all of you.

Anonymous said...

All of you are in my prayers and will be in all of my friends prayers also.
Diana

The Running Girl said...

Many prayers are headed your way.

Jamie said...

Kristie and Blaine, I am so sorry to hear about this latest bout with cancer. I was so hoping that the C word would never enter your lives again! You and your family are in my thoughts, but most of all, my prayers. Jamie

Anonymous said...

Prayers to all of you, but especially Blaine!
Sharon

Denise said...

Kristie,
I read your blog daily but very seldom comment. I too have followed your family's journey since Kendrie's CB page. My prayers are with Blaine and your entire family as you once again show this beast who's boss. Many hugs....

Jodi from NJ said...

Also coming out of lurkdom to offer you my prayers and thoughts!!

Jodi

Anonymous said...

Dang it! Why does this stuff happen?!?!?! We'll be sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way!

Lenaya

Missy in FL said...

Well, damn that sucks. Of course your entire family will be in our prayers for as long as you need. Forever. I was having a crappy day, and you sure helped put things in perspective for me. Thanks, I actually really needed the kick in the pants.

MadWoman said...

Kristie, I'll be keeping Blaine and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you all get the answers you need soon.

Sally said...

Damn...that does suck!!!

I am so sorry to hear that you will have to put on the fighting gloves again!! As a cancer survivor myself, I know that it can come back but I pray like hell that it doesn't!!!

Your whole family will be in my prayers!!!!

lesleegp said...

I am so sorry to read the news. Please know you all are in my constant prayers.

Anonymous said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers..God Bless...
Jennifer

katy said...

I can not believe it...I really thought your family had finallly made its escape from the cancer monster. We will be praying for you all......

Anonymous said...

My prayers will go out to your family.

Robbin

Sandy said...

Praying for the doctors as they review files to determine the best options, praying for your family as you cope with the news, praying for Blaine's comfort, praying for the cancer to be eliminated....annihilated.....once and for all.
Sandy
Edison, GA

Anonymous said...

Oh Kristie I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with this yet again. I will keep Blaine, you and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Steph

Daisy Duke said...

Prayers. Hugs. Chocolate. More prayers.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear the news. I'm a lurker that has been around since following Kendrie's story. Please know that I will be thinking of you, Blaine and your whole family! Go kick its butt one more time!
Marci in Chicago

Chels said...

Kristie,
Praying for Blaine, you and the kids. Keep the faith. I work for a pharma company here in NYC. If you ever need research on clinical trials, etc, I have access to all of the major medical journals, NIH library, etc.

Please feel free to reach out.

Ann from Saint Peter said...

Oh crap! This one brings me out of relative lurkdom to tell you that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good fight!

Sage said...

Kristie, It seems that everywhere I turn lately, someone is struggling with cancer. Blaine's cancer is back, a friend, Robbin, is in treatment, my sister-in-law is finishing up chemo, and we lost my mom just two months ago to a brain tumor. My prayers are with you and Blaine and the children. The prayers and strength from your readers will make a difference. I know they will. God bless. Marge

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say, other than I am so sorry to hear your family has to go through this again, and I will keep you all in my prayers.

Deb from NY

Tracy said...

There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said, but I just wanted to add my comment in here to let you know that I too am praying. I'm so sorry you've gotten this news.

Libby said...

Kristie & Blaine -

I am so sorry to hear the news - you guys have certainly done your share of fighting this disease. If there is any good news, it is just that - that you have fought before and won - that you are much more familiar with what you have ahead than you were the first time - so that you can fight even harder this time if necessary.

You do have an untold number of friends out here who will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do as well.

Big cyberhugs to all of you from Atlanta ---

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so sorry to read this news. Sending you prayers for complete healing, doctor's wisdom and peace (ie: no stress) within your household.
Diane in Cincinnati

Lisa said...

I will certainly pray for you all. Please keep us posted,I know you don't know me, but I really care. I've walked in those scary shoes you're in, when you look at your husband and you daren't think too much beyond the next set of tests. Please have a hug, and give a hug from a stranger to Blaine too. Love and prayers.

mom25in5 said...

Standing on His promises...as I know you all will too.

Praying for healing and strength through this struggle,


Kim

emleonard11 said...

Kristie, when I read your post I felt like I had been punched in the stomach. I am so sorry to hear that Blaine's cancer is back. It is just so unfair. I will be holding Blaine, you, and your children in my heart and praying for all of you. Peace and strength during treatment and wisdom for the doc's as they decide on the course of treatment. I feel honored to be your friend, even if it is only through the internet. I certainly understand why you delayed the announcement. Take care, Elaine

debbie said...

Coming out of lurking to to let you know I am so sorry that Blaine and the entire family has to endure this yet again.

Mrs. Who said...

Oh, my heart just fell when I read this. I thought he was over all that. My prayers are with your family at this time. Keep us updated. There are many, many of us out here who truly care.

Anonymous said...

Blaine and your whole family will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I am so sorry. Of course many, many prayers to Blaine. And many prayers for you and the kids. What terrible news and I am so touched he knew this and still planned the Alaska surprise. That is a great man you have there.

Blaine, you can do this again dude. 3 strike and that evil cancer is out...forever. Hang tough, you will get through this.

Rita

KirstyB said...

Kristie...I am just speechless...as if you guys haven't gone through enough in this journey we call life. Keeping you all in my prayers and hoping that Tricare comes through for you guys.

Vicki said...

I am so sorry this has happened yet again. You can bet Blaine, you and your entire family will be in my prayers. You guys have been through enough.

Vicki - Michigan

Anonymous said...

I've read your blog for ages and never posted a comment...until now. I am saddened to read of Blaine's news and will be praying for his complete healing.

krueth said...

Oh No, I am so sorry to hear that...Know that I will be praying for Blaine and the Dr's on the best course of action and for the whole family to keep the faith that all will turn out ok.

Sara said...

Prayers and healing thoughts to you all.

Sara in Minnesota

freckles said...

oh, Kristi, I am so sorry. Many prayers for you here in Ohio.

Anonymous said...

Suddenly I don't feel right reading and not leaving a comment. I am so sorry that your family has to go through this again. All of you will be in my prayers and hopefully this monster can be beat once again.

Dana Hart
Greenville SC

Amanda said...

I am SO sorry to hear about the return of Blaine's cancer. I don't normally comment but felt the need to let you know that I will be praying for Blaine, your family, and army of professionals you will be working with.

Proud Grandma said...

I am so sorry to hear this news - I will definitely be praying for Blaine.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family!!

Marsha said...

I am so sorry that Blaine has to face this monster again and that your family is subjected to one more round of worry and stress.

Praying for for Blaine and your entire family.

leeanne said...

Aw crap. I am so very sorry to hear this. Blaine will definately be prayed for by me and I will pass the word. Hang in there Kristie. You and the kids will all be in my prayers too.

Anonymous said...

Oh no. That's terrible news. I am so sorry. Huge prayers are certainly going up for Blaine and the family. He will once again kick cancer's butt, I'm sure of it. Hang in there.
Deborah B
Cincinnati

Tammy said...

Kristie, my prayers are with Blaine and the rest of your family, doctors included. Tell Blaine to get out his big guns and fight this beast once and for all! Hugs from Fort Worth!

ClarkFamily said...

I have nothing else to add that everyone already hasn't said - but I am truly sorry for the latest news you gave out ... I am shocked, sad and angry for all that you've been through - Enough is Enough already ... please know my thoughts and prayers will be with you as you travel this road yet again ...

God Bless!

Rebekah - The Clark Family

Kelly said...

I am sorry to hear this. I will pray for his healing and comfort for him during this time and your family! I will also pray for that attitude you have LOL. I love your attitude it makes me laugh so my prayer will be for it to continue LOL. You are a strong, courageous woman who I am sure inspires everyone that reads your blog.
Kelly

Anonymous said...

Prayers coming from South Ga...I'm so sorry!

Meg from Ga

threehandprints said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I Hate cancer (we just lost my stepfather to lung cancer 4 weeks ago). We will definitely keep your family in our prayers as well as the doctors.

RSMDianne said...

Blaine is a frigging saint. Both of you are. For you to both put your mom first and not worry her...just shows what amazing people you are. What a heavy secret for you both to bear for the last several weeks. At least now that everyone knows, relatively speaking, you are surrounded with prayers and support. It just sucks... I'm so sorry that Blaine and you family have to go through it all again, but he is a survivor in every sense of the word.

Anonymous said...

Kristie...I am so sorry to hear about Blaine. You all will definitely be in our prayers. As if your family hasn't endured enough.

Rachael J.
Angola

Alisa said...

I'm sorry to hear about Blaine. We will be constantly praying for him here. Keep on fighting, stay strong, and kick cancer's butt. We are out here thinking of you and praying our tushies off, wishing there was more we could do to help.

Cathy said...

I am just so terribly sorry, Kristie. Your family will all be in my prayers.

Cathy Taylor
San Diego

Beth said...

Oh Kristie!

You have prayers aplenty from Westerville, Ohio and I will pass this truly crappy information on to the many many people I know who are true prayer warriors.

And though many of us know you only via the internets, know, please know that each and every one of you is loved, and that we send you as many hugs and good wishes as our computers allow. And if there is any concrete need that a stay at home mom in Ohio can help with (phone calls, e-mails, fighting red tape bullshit at which I am FRIGHTENINGLY good) please e-mail me at Beth@Koruna.net and I've got your back.

You are all an incredibly strong family unit, and by God, you are going to beat this shit. We believe in you.

Oh sweetie. Hugs and prayers. Hugs and prayers.

Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers...and I will ask friends here in Atlanta to pray for you as well.

Glad you got the docs/hospital you wanted, and I hope the insurance company cooperates soon and quickly!
Big hugs and lots of prayers,
Lorie, Justin and Lexi

Anonymous said...

your family and the doctors trusted in blaine's care will be prayed for daily... i fucking (sorry) HATE cancer and the effects it has on one's precious belongings... spouses, children, friends, attitudes, health, happiness... no need to go on. you continue to be strong, and we'll continue our part... holding you up!

Ryley said...

Oh.. I am sooo sorry.. That totally sucks.. I don't think there is another way to say that..

Your family will definitly be in our prayers..

Tell Blaine how much we all love him and are pulling for him.

I'm glad you guys made the hard decision to wait and tell everyone. Even though I'm sure it was a little bit hard for you to enjoy yourself in Alaska, I think it was very selfless to do that. I hope you did have some fun though.....

And don't worry.. he's a fighter and will be just fine! :)

DeAnn said...

We'll be thinking of you during this time!

Pam said...

I, too, am coming out of lurk mode to tell you I am praying for you and your family. I'm moved by your honesty and faith as well. This breaks my heart for you. I wish you Godspeed on this journey.

Anonymous said...

Blaine, you and the entire Escoe family will be in our prayers.


Sue, TX

Kristi said...

Will be praying that God will go with you as you once again face the battles of treatment, paperwork hassles and the many decisions that will need to be made.

Anonymous said...

I read this earlier this morning and was shocked. I just don't know what to say, other than I am so sorry that Blaine is again facing this fight. Blaine and your whole family will be in my prayers. I pray for guidance for the Drs. to make the best treatment plan possible, for Blaines healing and for peace and that fighting spirit to help hold you up during this struggle. Go Blaine!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Damn I'm so sorry to hear this news. I hate cancer with a passion. I'm sending all good thoughts and prayers to Blaine and your whole family. Stay strong and never give up!!

Cindy
Virginia

Anonymous said...

Kristie and Blaine,
There aren't words to express how deeply disheartening this is. You are a very strong family and I know things will work out well. Funny how you mention that the "on-liners" are family, b/c most of us truly feel that way. I have been following your family for a really long time and it hurts to hear of the relapse. I will be earnestly praying for you and your family.
Wendy in Winder, GA

Anonymous said...

Kristie -
You don't know me, but I have followed you and Kendrie for a long time - I don't even remember how I was first directed to her website, but I have continued with your personal website and thoroughly enjoy your writings and views on life. I also live vicariously through you - I'm a good 'ole Texas girl who lives in Georgia, and I am envious of you being able to move back "home". I'm glad you are there around family and friends that will support you, Blaine and your family. I will think good thoughts and offer prayers for Blaine. Please take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. I wish I was there to personally drive you through Sonic for your daily fix - I have a similar love affair with that place! Keep strong, Kristie, and hold on tight. You know how to fight this hard fight, and I know you will all give it everything you've got. Get people/doctors/lawyers to help you fight the stupid rules of the insurance company - don't lay down to them. You can do this, but let other people help you too.
A Friend in Georgia

new mom in law said...

You have a friend in North Carolina praying for you.

angela conklin

Micky said...

First off, Blaine is amazing - to choose, in this moment, to put everyone else before himself, is unimaginable.
Second, you are amazing - you did the same, and the strength that you both have to keep doing this, day in and day out, is indescribable.
Third, your children are amazing. And if there is anything that hope, laughter, silliness, and genuine caring can do for Blaine (and we know how important those things are) - then your kids can do it.

Anonymous said...

You can bet I will be praying hard for Blaine and your entire family.

Cheryl

Pam Porter said...

Praying for your family!!!

Pam
Cumming< GA

Natalie said...

Well, you know how I feel about this. In the efforts of not offending the eyes and ears of your reading public, I won't burst out into the expletives against cancer that I'd really like to express. Instead, just know that we're praying for all of the Escoes. We love you guys!

Helen said...

I'm so sad to read this. I'll be thinking of your family.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that you have to face this challenge again. Best wishes to all of you for an easy battle to victory.

Anna in IL

Cari H. & family said...

I not not one to pray, but I will think positive thoughts for Blaine and the rest of the Escoe clan.

Chuson said...

That really really sucks. I'm so sorry to hear that. Sending prayers your way.

Chuson
Mom to Jeffrey - Cancer Survivor

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for Blaine, the rest of the family, and the doctors.

Lisa C. in CT

Laura said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. I'll be praying for all of you. I wish there was something else I could do but maybe the prayers will help.

Hang in there.

Mandy McMahan said...

Praying over in Seattle. Continuously.

-Mandy (Makowichuk) McMahan

Wendie House said...

Kendrie's site was is what brought me to this site as a prayer warrior for her and then... I became one for all of you. I have felt honored to have had you share your lives with us, good and bad. Who else would have enlightened me to Sonic's ice and Diet Dr. Pepper ;) But again I will pray for wisdom for all, the Doctors for treatment, Blaine for decisions he must make and all of you as his family that must endure this yet again. You have my admiration and one healthy OH..... CRAP.... before you pick up an dmove on to the next step of this wild journey. Bless you all

NES said...

Oh no. I'm so, so sorry. Of course we're thinking of all of you. And will do so daily. Let us all know if there's anything specific or concrete we can do to help.

The Foster Home said...

You guys are in my prayers, your family has been through so much and know you can make it through this. Praying hard!!!

Anonymous said...

To the entire Escoe family - we are so sorry - your family has had to endure SO much over the past years & it seems so unfair. I pray that Blaine finds the cure that you all SO deserve. You are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless You ALL.

Kim M.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Tracy'sspace said...

I dont often leave a comment, but have been following your story since Caringbridge days. I just wanted to say that I am so sorry to be hearing this, and will definitely be praying for Blaine, you and all your family!

Melenie said...

I'm creeping out of the wood work on this one. We will most definitely hold all of you up in prayer during this journey. We have been following your family since 2005 when we joined the ALL-Kids list after our daughter, Kennedy, was diagnosed with ALL. Even though we have never met, I feel like we have walked alongside you over the last few years and hold your family close in prayer. We will not falter now. We hold true to Jeremiah 29:11 that God has a plan and a future for all of you...one of hope...

In His hands,
The Duval family

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm so sorry to hear about Blaine's cancer :-( I have and will continue to pray! My thoughts are with you as well.

Take care, Sherri
www.caringbridge.org/oh/kara

hydrogeek said...

I am so sorry. Blaine is on my prayer list, along with the rest of your family. I just can't tell you how sorry I am you guys are having to go through this again.

Kim in MD said...

UGH! I am so sorry to hear the latest news. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

JoAnn said...

I read your blog daily but only comment sporadically, because I can never think of anything witty to post. After reading today's post I had to comment and tell you that absolutely- we will pray for Blaine and for you that you can find the strength to get through this hellish situation once again. With the storms you have already weathered, it just seems so unfair that you must go through it yet again!!! So just know- we're praying for you in Minnesota. We used to live in Oklahoma City ourselves and I think of it as home #2. I miss it and all the wonderful people there.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...I am so, so sorry to hear this news. I am holding all of you up in prayer, and will keep doing so until the "all clear" announcement.

Gayle in AL

Kelly said...

Just wanted to add that my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you!!!
Blessings

Bonita in Az said...

Blaine and Kristie......I was so worried about Blaine when you said he was so sick awhile back....just set off a sinking feeling in me. I am so glad that you are at "home" with all your family and friends around you this time for this round of cancer treatment! As an online friend I send you lots of prayers for the whole family and especially for Blaine's healing! I hope he will help you see clearly for the decisions that will need to be made.
Prayers and hope from Arizona

Amanda J. said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news. Thinking about you all!!

Anonymous said...

Kristie - I've only commented a couple of times on Kendrie's page, and not at all on your new blog. . .but I just couldn't believe what I read. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Please know I'm including all the Escoes in my prayers.

Kris in Calif

Anonymous said...

To Blaine and all the Crew-
Prayers from San Antonio for God's healing over Blaine's body. Also prayers for the entire family as they remain strong during this time.
Tammy Wambles

Marti said...

I am so sorry - was thining of you and wishing you were in Atlanta for the luncheon this weekend. Praying for you all!!

Haley said...

Oh, I'm so very sad. Many prayers will be said for Blaine, his doctors, and the entire family (maybe even a little prayer for DDP to be available at the hospital cafe). Also, prayers for ease of navigation through a new hospital system...there is no need for that added stress!

I will be thinking about you!

Pam Doughty said...

I'm sorry, Kristie. I have tears in my eyes and feel like I just got the wind knocked out of me, so I can only imagine how YOU feel. Please know that I will be praying steadily and will be soliciting some of my strongest prayer warrior friends to do the same. Stinking crap sandwiches managed to follow you from Georgia, and I pray that this time, they will be taken off your menu for good.
with hugs, tears, and faith...
Pam

morganmcdaniel@comcast.net said...

We learned that my mom's cancer has returned this week, as well- I guess we're all learning how to deal with this new chapter. Cancer sucks!

M.

Kaitlyn in Winnipeg said...

Kristie, I think I speak for a lot of people on here when I say that finding out Blaine has relapsed is like finding my own family member or friend has relapsed....just devastating. And shocking. When will it ever end? But you guys have fought through SO much and will do so again! I'll be thinking of you and your family. I just KNOW you guys will get through this. :)

Anonymous said...

Another lurker coming out of the woodwork to say I'm so sorry - this news just sucks. I too found Kendrie's blog first and ended up here, and have been an avid reader ever since.

This is just rotten, and I wish I could do something to make it better but since I can't just know that way up here in Nova Scotia you have someone thinking and praying and asking for karma to stop kicking you all in the butts!!

Stef

Patti in NJ said...

I HATE CANCER!

I will keep you all in my thoughts as you begin the fight... again.

Anonymous said...

Sh*t....

I hate cancer, I can't believe that it's touched Blaine and your lives again.

Marie
www.caringbridge.org/visit/marielle

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Blaine and your entire family will be in my family's thoughts and prayers.
The Foy Family

Anonymous said...

DAMN...I don't know what else to say, but know that for sure you guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pat in CA

Anonymous said...

Kristie-
Please know that another member of your on-line "family" will be praying very hard for Blaine and the rest of the family as you face this battle!!!!

Mary

jbaj said...

You have our prayers here in Las Vegas. So sorry to hear this. I was hoping you were done with this cancer once and for all.

Anne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Blaine's latest battle. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Amanda said...

Kristie,
I am so sorry to hear about Blaine's cancer returning. I will surely keep him and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Kristie, I read your email at work today and just could not believe what I was reading. NOT AGAIN! Please let Blaine know I immediately called the church and put him on our prayer list. Your family has endured more than any family should ever have to! Please know that you and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers while you all battle this ugly beast one more time! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, let us know if we can do ANYTHING for you or the family. One thing young lady you DON'T need to do is APOLOGIZE for anything during this difficult time. Anyway you come across to any of us is truly acceptable! As I know you will, keep us updated as much as you can. Also, Happy Belated Birthday to you and Kendrie!

Anonymous said...

I've been worried about this since you wrote about his "flu" at the beginning of the school year. I have already been praying for your brave family that I don't even "know" and I will continue to pray for all of you, especially Blaine. I'm so glad you are back amongst your family so they can be on hand to help with this battle.

Anya

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you as I read this. I read a quote once from Mother Teresa that I thought was extraordinary and may help you now......."God will never give me more than I can handle, but I wish he didn't trust me so much." God bless you.......

Jacqueline said...

This just sucks. You are all in my prayers. I'm in Lawton - not too far away if you need anything.

Anonymous said...

Praying for complete healing for Blaine and for your family for strength for whatever lies ahead.
Keep the faith!
Lori

Diane Luparello said...

Keeping your family in my prayers and adding all of you and Blaine to the prayer list at my church

1dreamr said...

Sending many prayers from Ohio....

katy said...

Praying for your entire family here in Ohio. Just hearing the word again has to be horrible. Hang in there.

Dayna said...

You know, I left a comment earlier today, and I just can't stop thinking about you guys. I feel sick to my stomach that you have to endure this AGAIN. Please know that prayers are being lifted, and thoughts are being offered.

Hang in there.

Kelli said...

So so sorry to read what I just read. You, Blaine, and your family and all of this will be in my prayers.
~Kelli in Oregon

Love My Crazy Kids said...

You are all in my prayers.

Melanie said...

Kristie....know that your Atlanta/Lighthouse family will be praying for you guys! Please keep us posted on Blaine's condition. I'm so sorry that you guys have to begin the battle again. You are being covered in prayers!

kim-d said...

Awww, man, Kristie, I just don't believe it. I'm so sorry that Blaine, you and your whole family have to go through all of this crap again. The one thing I am glad about is that now you are "home" and close to your extended family. I will be praying fervently. And every other way I know how, and asking others to do the same.

Take care, Kristie, and you don't EVER need to apologize for anything. As I used to tell you quite often, YOU ROCK. You did back then, you do now, and you will continue to. You and Blaine are lucky to have each other--and the kids are happy to have both of you.

Prayers...

Katy said...

Praying for you...

Anonymous said...

My heart is hurting for you at this time. Please know you are all in the prayers of this stranger in NJ. It makes all the bad stuff from my day seem so trivial in comparison.

Laurie in NJ

Mama Bear said...

Kristie,

My heart just dropped into the pit of my stomach. Blaine has worked so hard at overcoming this beast. I hope the doctors can stop it for once and for all. We will definitely rev up the prayer warriors here for Blaine, for you, your entire family and for the medical staff - for wisdom, for a plan of attack, for strength and for comfort and peace in the process. God bless you all!

Victoria said...

Kristie, I have followed your blog avidly for a while now. I am a young widow, and will be praying my hardest and most fervent prayers that you never, ever, ever have to join our ranks. Go out and kick cancer's ASS!!

http://www.thefellows.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This was a blog post that I hoped I would never have to read. I am so very sorry. Blaine has already endured so much as have the rest of you.

Of course, I will pray, along with the rest of your friends. I hope you will let us know if there are other ways we can help because I'm pretty sure that we all consider ourselves friends of the Escoes.

Hugs and Blessings,
Dixie in CA

Anonymous said...

Prayers are most certainly coming your way!!

Flossie said...

Oh Kristie, not again! I'm so sorry that your Blaine has to do this again. Of course he will be in my prayers. He already is. You all have more strength and courage in your pinkie toe than most folks have in their whole body. My heart goes out to you all as you embark on this journey once more. Give Blaine a hug from New Orleans, and know that you are not alone--you have a ton of "fans" who are pulling for you.

Pam Doughty said...

Kristie, my first post was simply from the gut; mad, sad, and all that stuff. I've been praying, and I can now see how His plan has meshed with yours. You are home.. praise God, you are in the middle of family. I am so thankful that you are surrounded by support that you just can't get anywhere else. I know that your military family in Georgia supported you, along with your cancer family. But nothing compares to true, blood relations, and you have that now. I am just so thankful that you made it to where you are, and I am on my knees begging God to put all the right people and places in your path to be able to cure Blaine. We NEED him here, so we can show our husbands what a REAL man looks like!
Some of our emails during the time of Tyler's passing all make so much more sense now; I GET what you were saying and I finally understand where you are. And I'm praying.. for God to fill that place, where you are, with His love and His comfort. I pray with a group of women each Wednesday; we pray for our kids and our school. Our verse today was Psalm 119:76... I'll put it here first in The Message:
Psalm 119:76 Oh, love me - and right now! - hold me tight! just the way you promised.

and here it is in NIV:
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

Praying that you will feel His love, wrapped around you like a warm, soft comforter....

Anonymous said...

Prayers are coming your way from TN.

michele(nurse in ny) said...

I am so sorry. Prayers coming from Central New York that the doctors can come up with a treatment plan so Blaine can beat this stupid cancer for good this time...

Krista said...

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! It just doesn't seem like you guys can catch a break!

Anonymous said...

De-lurking to say you will be in our prayers here in Kansas.

{{{{{hugs}}}}}

Natalie & Joleigh

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you knew you could ask for our prayers. Most certainly I'll be praying for Blaine.

Claire in Indiana

Anonymous said...

I rarely comment, but I have been following your family's story for over 4 years now. I am so sorry about Blaine. I will be praying for you guys!

Amber in Mansfield, OH

Shannon said...

Blaine, Kristie and kiddos...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you prepare to make decisions about the course of treatments!

The Ford's
www.caringbridge.org/tx/ethantf
Just a little south of you in Texas :)

Anonymous said...

Sucks. Is really really really shitty. Is a fricken bunch of crap.
For cryin' out loud enough already.
Dammit......

Blaine and all of you are in my prayers for strength and health and healing. This just isn't right and when I am Queen of the Universe, things will be much different. I hope I become Queen very soon.

Lynie
Beaverton OR

MichelleK said...

I have never posted before. I read your site everyday for comic relief and "me too" with the kids. I decided to post now so you know that the anonymous crowd is praying for you all and supporting you. My wishes are for a good plan and some rest for you and Blaine.

Amy said...

That sucks, but I am sure you will fight this with all you have got. Your family is definitely in my thoughts.

URBAN BLONDE said...

Oh my, you took my breath away today Kristie....

Prayers, good wishes and positive energy sent Blaine's way (and yours) today and always.


Hugs,
Blondie

Hilary said...

Hang in there, Escoes...you are all in my prayers.

Cancer sucks...

Stephanie said...

Removing the shield of anonyminity(is that really a word) to say that I will include you, Blaine, and the rest of your family in my daily thoughts and prayers.

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Marisa said...

Praying for Blaine and your family.

Stacia said...

You have my prayers for Blaine and your entire family Kristie.

Brian and Connie Archer said...

Blaine and Kristie-
Please know that Brian and I and our church family will keep you in our prayers. Hang in there! Keep the faith even when things look the darkest-Keep the Faith!

Praying hard-
Brian and Connie Archer

jadine said...

Sometimes, there just aren't words. In this case, however, I know the exact right words, but they should not be displayed here in a comment. (Grrrrr.) So, I will just let you and your family know that my prayers continue to go out for all of you. I'm using all my really good, super-powerful prayers for Blaine. Just so you know. (((((hugs)))))

jane said...

Prayers coming your way from South Dakota ...

Amy said...

Totally unfair. I'm so sorry. Definitely praying for Blaine and your family.

Anonymous said...

DAMN YOU CANCER!

Kristie, I'm sorry to hear this news. As usual, I'm not very good with "the right words" but want you to know that Blaine will be in my thoughts and prayers for complete healing and the rest of your family for the strength and wisdom to get thru this.

Gigantic hugs to all of you,

Terry (JP's mom)

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Escoe,

I found Kendrie's caringbridge site during my husband's cancer treatments. It kept coming back. I lost track of all of the treatments. I will keep your husband in my prayers. After all these years, I feel like your family lives next door or somewhere close, and I know how awful it is when cancer comes back. So your bad news is my bad news.

Much love to all Escoes.

Love from a reader in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Oh Kristie. I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying hard for Blaine and your family. Cancer sucks - kick its butt!

Rachel

Care said...

I will keep Blaine, and your whole family, in my prayers. I hope that the red-tape stuff gets sorted out quickly.

Carolyn, in OKC

Anonymous said...

Many more prayers for Blaine and the whole Escoe family will be said by me.

Karen

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry you have to go through this again. Hang in there. I'll be thinking of you all.

Ali

Monica H said...

I am so sorry to be reading this. But if there is anything I can do, it's pray. And I will absolutely pray for you and your family.

Many blessings to you,
Monica H

Brandi Jones in NC said...

Kristie Im sure that things are going to turn out great for your family. You have a wonderful support group and the Escoe's are a strong bunch. I have all of you guys in my thoughts & prayers, we'll see you through this. Lots of love & happiness

Anonymous said...

Blaine and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Cron Schulman
Crosslake,MN/San Diego, CA

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