Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday, 4/15

Matthew & I saw Dr. Wexler this afternoon. The good news is there are NO new tumors.
But the rate of growth of what is existing is 25% which is too high for Matthew to remain on the current medication (clinical trial).

Sooo....Matthew begins a new treatment today which is in pill form that he will take everyday for 6 weeks which is when we will return to New York for scans. We will also see our oncologist in Knoxville, TN in two weeks.

There have been many positive results shown in studies about this new medicine that Matthew will be starting. If I could remember the name of it I would tell you but my brain has not been in top form recently! If you ask Matthew, he'll know! We are encouraged today about beginning this new medication.

We are leaving NY on the 9:20 pm flight and will be home hopefully by midnight. We are looking forward to being in Tennessee!!

Much love and blessings to you all,


quig said...

Nancy, thank you for sharing. We are with you on your journey. We continue to pray for all of you. God bless you, john

Ruth W. said...

I have been thinking of Matthew all day today and hoping for some positive response. WE will pray that this is the magic pill for him and thankful he can be at home during this. God bless you all, you are such an inspiration for all of us.

nbta said...

Sounds like good news to me! No new tumors and medication that seems to have good results...we will pray this is what God will use to heal Matthew.
Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fay Family. I am with you in my thoughts and prayers daily. Our God is amazing and I am excited to see how quickly Matthews new treatment will produce healing results. God Bless and thanks for the blog. I love you all!
Sharon Jewett