Friday, February 22, 2008

February

I know it's been since November that I updated the blog. Our lives have taken many amazing twists and turns. Matthew began his new chemo treatment in December and had a second treatment in January. The treatments lasted about 3 hrs each day for 5 days. In between the treatments, Matthew celebrated Ian's 30th birthday by going on a weekend ski trip. Matthew absolutely loves to snowboard and had to skip it totally last year. This year the doctor said "OK". He had a blast!
After a scan at the end of January we learned that the new treatment had failed. The cancer had not only not reduced, it had grown by a small margin. So, now we are on to Dr. Leonard Wexler at Sloan Kettering in New York. We have an appointment for Thurs., Feb. 28. We will be prepared to stay for treatment depending on what the doctor recommends. He has all of Matthew's records up to the current scans and has reviewed them already.
We feel SO blessed that we have the opportunity to see this new doctor. He is a specialist in the research and treatment of the rare kind of cancer Matthew has. Please pray that he has the very plan that will ultimately bring about Matthew's healing.
Once we know the "scoop" I'll try to update everyone. Blessings to you all, Nancy

4 comments:

nbta said...

Thanks Nancy for the update. We continue to believe and have faith that the Lord will move powerfully in Matthew's life. As you go to New York, know that our prayers go with you all and that the Lord blesses the hands, heart, and mind of Dr. Wexler.

quig said...

Thanks for the update Nancy. We continue to pray for Matthew and you and all of his caregivers. God bless you all, John

Charlotte said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update. Its funny how we can live so cloes to each other but never seem to take time to call to chat or even see each other. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lets try to get together when you all get back home. Love you guys, Lorie and family