Saturday, May 24, 2008

May 23 update

Good morning! What an incredibly beautiful day here in East Tennessee! I hope you have the same where you are.

Although there is not much NEW news, I want to update you on Matthew. He has continued to do well on his new medication with one exception. For the last two weeks, his white count has been low so the doctor has decreased his cancer medication dosage to see if that will take care of it. He returns next Wednesday for another check on his bloodwork. Hopefully by then, his white count will have increased.

Matthew has not felt as well the past two weeks and we are wondering if the blood count is a contributing factor. He still eats pretty well and is able to get out occasionally for walks and to see friends. He drove himself to the doctor on Wednesday and did just fine.

Some fun news is that Matthew was able to go to Nashville with friends and their family last weekend to hear a comedian. They were gone Sat. and Sun. Although some parts of the trip were rough on him, Matthew had a great time. I think this week has been a bit of a recovery time from the weekend!

We will go to New York the first week of June for scans to see the progress that this medication has made on the cancer. We are praying for great results!

We are so thankful for the time at home to rest and be with friends. "There's no place like home." God bless you all!! Love, Nancy

Friday, May 2, 2008

May 2 in Clinton

I haven't written in a week so I thought I would bring everyone "up to speed" on how things are going with Matthew.

Matthew continued to have a wonderful week last week - getting out in the beautiful weather, spending time with friends, eating better and going to some church activities. Matthew has not felt very well the last few days but at least he and his Dad got to go to the movies last night. They've been anxious to see "Ironman" and both really liked it.

Matthew went to his local oncologist (Dr. Dobbs) on Wednesday for bloodwork needed for his New York doctor (Dr. Wexler) for the new medication that he is on. All of his counts were good and he had gained some weight -- really good news! We go back for the same checks every two weeks until we return to New York.

Our return trip to New York is scheduled for June 2nd. The scans will be on June 3rd and hopefully we'll get results the next day.

We certainly serve an amazing God and continue to discover the immense ways He blesses our lives. Thanks to each of you for being a BIG part of those blessings.
Love, Nancy