Monday, March 10, 2008

Just a quick update

Matthew had treatment #2 today without any problems. But since they are SO thorough, he was examined by the nurse practitioner and one of the doctors on the team, had his blood checked twice, blood pressure and temperature taken 4 times during the treatment, etc. We were there from 10 am to 3 pm. The actual treatment only takes an hour. Yikes!
He has to go tomorrow for a Petscan at 4:30 p.m. He can't eat for 6 hrs prior to the test so we're getting up early and I am cooking a BIG breakfast so he can eat before the 10:30 a.m. deadline.
We are off for the rest of the week. If all goes well the next couple of days and Matthew has no reactions from the meds, we will plan to be here for next Monday's 3rd treatment and then come home.
Greg is coming in Thursday evening and will be here for the treatment. We hope to get the same flight he has to return Monday evening. Once we are home, we'll be making the weekly flights to get Matthew here for his Monday treatments. We are both looking forward to being in good ol' Clinton, TN!
Let me say a humble and heartfelt thank you to those who have already helped make it possible for Greg to fly up this weekend and for those who have offered sky miles to get us back up here as the weeks and treatments come and go. We hope for MANY weeks since that will mean the treatments are working. I may have already said this, but after the sixth treatment a Pet and CT scan will be done and we will know for sure if it is being effective. If it is, we can keep on going for as many as 18 weeks total.
We have a precious nurse, Ava, that takes care of Matthew from beginning to end every time we are at the hospital. God once again has blest us with one of His Angels - this one is named Ava!Nancy


nbta said...

Hope you get to go home on the same flight. Sounds like the Lord does have His angels around you. Keep the faith and keep looking up. blessings.

quig said...

Have been out of town for one of my son's wedding.... things sound positive on your end...even after the awful trip to Macy's. You and Matt and your family continue to be in my prayers... john

Anonymous said...

I am so glad things are going well so far for Matthew. We are praying for you all. I absolutely loved your post about your shopping trip! You really need to find your "inner yankee" in order to hail a cab! I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but I hope you can laugh at it now!
Love, Beth