Saturday, January 27, 2007

Another week of victories!

Matthew completed his chemo treatments for this week. He's already having the usual side effects. So, things will be up and down for him for the next few days. We saw the neurologist on Thursday and she definitely thinks his headache is from the spinal tap. His prescription is being horizontal 24/7 with no activity. We're praying he'll get better by the first of the week so we won't have to do the "patch".
Matthew continues to get amazing cards of encouragement and the last few days has received 4 amazing goody boxes and gifts. Thanks to you all for your thoughtfulness!! It DOES make a difference!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

January 24

Hey, Friends,
Alot has happened since the last post. Sorry it's taken so long to update. Since our last post, Matthew battled a stubborn virus with bad headache and high fever which took him to the hospital for a battery of tests including a spinal tap. The virus subsided but the headaches from the spinal tap have persisted. Consequently, he did NOT have chemo on Tuesday, the 23rd, but had an MRI of his head instead. Thankfully, we have received word this morning that all was clear on the MRI. He will see a Neurologist about the headaches and go ahead with Chemo treatment today (January 24th) and tomorrow.
Matthew was able to see his friends in Johnson City which was a big boost. They are such good "buds" and took good care of him.
We have so many taking such good care of us in SO many ways. Thanks for the encouraging words, cards, prayers, meals, and many other "random acts of kindness"!! We are blessed!!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Marathon Week!

Matthew has made it through marathon chemo week!! He started this round of treatments on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd & finished Fri., Jan. 5th. Each day began at 8:30 a.m. and lasted until 3:30 p.m. On Saturday, he got his Neulasta shot which builds the white cells to bolsted his immune system that the chemo destroys. The side effects of the week has mainly been extreme fatigue and weakness with some nausea yesterday and today. We are praying things don't get any worse over the next few days.
We are so proud of Matthew. He is SO courageous!!
We see the doctor on Tuesday and will update then. Right now his next treament is scheduled for Jan. 23rd.
Thanks for your continued love and support. We trust the Lord daily for each challenge. We are blessed!!