Monday, September 22, 2008

9/22/08 Update for Matthew

Dear Friends and Family,

Just wanted to send an update to you on what's going on with Matthew.

He has felt quite well with more energy than usual since his last chemo treatments allowing him to get out more and do some fun things with his friends.

Imagine our surprise today when we went in for his scheduled chemo treatment to find that his white blood count was too low for him take his treaments this week. So... he is now rescheduled for next Monday. Hopefully, the extra week will give his body opportunity to re-build his white count to a high enough level to take the treatments next week. So, breakout the face mask and hand sanitizer and stay away from any "sickies"!! Ha!

Matthew had already taken one of the meds he takes in capsule form before the blood test. Since he had no premeds for nausea, etc. today, he got sick from the one capsule this afternoon. We are praying it will be isolated to this afternoon and that he will get back to feeling well until next Monday.

Later in October, following his treatments next week, more scans will be done to see how far we have come since the last scan in August which, I'm sure you remember, was very good.

Hope each of you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for your love and prayers.


quig said...

Thanks for the update on Matthew... We are continuing to pray for his healing and your peace... Blessings, john

nbta said...

May the Lord continue to give you all strength, peace, comfort, and joy through this journey. May His love cover you completely and protect your hearts and minds. As John said...we are continuing to pray for Matt's healing and your peace.