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