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


quig said...

Thanks for sharing Nancy - our prayers continue as you approach tome to return to NY - we think about Matthew daily and of course pray as well.. Take good care, john

nbta said...

Yes..we continue to pray and hope that when you do get back to NY, the doctors will be amazed at the progress of Matthew and in awe of the mighty power of God.

Nancy said...

Dear John & Mark,
Thank you for your constant support for Matthew evidenced through your never failing comments of encouragement on the blog and your continued prayers for each aspect of our journey. We are blessed and strengthened by your commitment to Matthew.
Mark, we also pray that all that transpires during this journey will bring praise and glory to God. Thank you both. Nancy

Dennis and Marie said...

Hi Nancy,
We all know how much this first week of June means to Matt and his family. I am sure the electronic airways will be working overtime with so many of us checking for your update this week.
Thoughts and Prayers,
Dennis & Marie Cope, friends of John Q and members of Cherokee Church

Beth said...

Our prayers are with you. Please keep us posted!