Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Great News!!

We received great news from Matthew's scan! His tumor has reduced at least 40%!!
There is also reduction elsewhere, we just don't have specific dimensions. After Matthew completes this week of chemo, he will have 2 more rounds of treatment which will take him to the end of April . At that point the doctor says we will "re-access" with other tests and see what we do from there. We are thrilled and praising the Lord for this miracle!! Know your prayers being heard. Celebrate with us!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

2 good weeks

Dear Friends,
The past 2 weeks have been relatively uneventful with Matthew having some good days almost feeling fairly "normal", if that's possible at this point!!
On Friday, Matthew had scans to check the effect the treatments are having on his cancer. We'll see the doctor on Tuesday morning (2/20) for the results.
Next week, Matthew will have his next round of chemo. It will be every day, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Then, he gets his shot on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Fortunately, when his treament starts each day, he is given additional meds that help him sleep through the majority of the day. At least that helps him deal with the length of time each day. After this treatment, he will have a couple weeks "off" without treatment until his next round.
Greg also had a scan last week and we are thankful that his results were clear. He doesn't see the oncologist again until May. Praise the Lord!
I'll update you on the results we receive from the doctor. Until then...

Friday, February 2, 2007

Headaches are gone!!

I am happy to report that after 3 weeks of Matthew struggling with horrible headaches, staying horizontal, taking pain meds, and finally having a "patch" on Wednesday, the spinal tap headaches finally ended!! We are so thankful! We are looking forward to some uneventful and relaxing days!
He will see his doctor Thursday when we will hopefully schedule scans to see the progress of Matthew's treatments. We'll keep you posted! Thanks for the encouraging comments.