Are you sitting down? We had more great news yesterday that just came "out of the blue"!
Matthew had a routine doctor's visit yesterday that is always scheduled in between chemo treatments. When we arrived, the doctor had "new" news about Matthew's most recent scan.
Three weeks ago I sent you the wonderful news about that scan... that the new treatment was working. It had not only stopped the growth of the cancer but had reduced it as well.
The "new" news is that last scan was compared to the February NY scan instead of the June NY scan. As many of you may know, there was considerable growth from February until June when we received very devastating news.
So...What does this mean? It means that there has been much more reduction than we originally thought in July and we are pre-February in the size of the tumors!!! Can I hear a Praise the Lord??
Matthew has also gained some weight and felt well enough to get out this week. We're having the big 24th birthday celebration with his friends on Friday since he was in chemo on his actual day (8/8/08)!!
Matthew will resume chemo on Monday (8/25) for 5 days. He'll have 2 wks off and then another chemo week with 2 wks off before another scan is done. So, the next scan is in @ 6 weeks.
God blesses us each day but yesterday we got an extra helping! Just couldn't wait to share the great news with all of you!