Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sunny & breezy in East Tennessee

Dear Friends and Family,

Just wanted to bring you up to speed on the last 2 weeks.

Matthew completed 5 days of chemo treatments on Friday, June 20th. The week started out uneventful but as it progressed became quite grueling. Matthew was very ill from Friday to Tuesday and then had an additional 5 days of feeling very weak, tired and nausous.

Yesterday, (Monday, June 30) Matthew had an amazing day of strength and feeling alot better. What a blessing! Today started out good, as well, but this afternoon, has taken a bit of downturn. We are so thankful for every hour that is a good hour for him.

Ian has been with us since June 22 and plans to stay until after the 4th of July. It's been great having him here. Obviously, Matthew has enjoyed having him to "hang out" with, someone other than the old parents he sees daily! Ha!

Matthew begins another round of chemo treatments on Monday, July 7th that will last for 5 days. The treatments will be identical to the ones he finished on June 20. After having two weeks off from the treatments, he will have a scan to see how this medication is working. That will be the last week of July.

We have received many loving calls, cards, e-mails, food and treats these last 3 weeks. Thank you so much! God's timing is so perfect as He works through you as His Angels to encourage us and meet our many needs. It continues to remind us that we are not alone in this journey!

Love, Nancy


quig said...

Nancy, Thanks for the update. Deanna shared Matthew's phone call to her with me. It is a blessing indeed to have a good day and for Matthew to be able to spend time with his brother. You all remain at the forefront of my prayer list, I think about your family daily. Peace, john

nbta said...

May the Lord continue to bless you. You are a true testimony of God's grace, mercy, and love.

Mary McDonald said...

Nancy and Greg,

I just stumbled onto this blogsite after following a link on facebook. My heart is full after spending an hour reading your journey since 2006. I didn't realize all your family had endured. I commit to praying for you as you continue to face the daily trials of Matthew's illness. I know our God is faithful and just and will provide you with strength, endurance, patience, health, and rest during these many trips and procedures. Thank you for sharing so openly with others. Your testimonials will serve to strengthen others who can be encouraged by your words. God bless you all - Mary McDonald