Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ethan  is one week out of his last chemo admission and, drum roll please, no mouth ulcers! 

The docs have increased the frequency of one of his "rescue"  meds every time and this seems to have worked.  How nice to have him able to eat normally and not be taking painkillers.  Other than fatigue, he is doing quite well.  

Pray that the upcoming trip for him and Tegan  would go smoothly.  They fly out September 28th to Green Bay  and go to the Saints-Packers game the following day!  

Pray for safety and a relaxing weekend for both of them.  

Thanks to all of you for your faithfulness.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

We are having a much nicer Saturday than last week!  

All of us came to Delaware to celebrate Jordan's 20th birthday!  Having a great day! 

 Ethan had another transfusion on Wednesday and is finally feeling less sluggish today and the mouth ulcers went away yesterday.  

Super good news came this week with the realization that he has only four more chemo admissions and then he is done!!!!!  

Pray for his admission September 12.  That he would clear the methotrexate quickly and be discharged early!!  

Thanks for your prayers and encouragement!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Well, this is Saturday Sept. 1 and Ethan is at the hospital getting a blood transfusion.  Not a great Saturday for him, but he'll feel better in the end.  Tegan and Luke are his faithful companions today!  You know he was feeling the effects of a low hemoglobin when he agreed to let Luke push him to his room in a wheelchair because he was too tired to walk!  :)

We heard positive results yesterday from the CT scan.  Although there was a tiny area of some type of inflammation, they don't think that is anything to worry about.  Apparently, it's the type of spot that commonly shows up on even healthy peoples' CT scans if they have any type of cold or mucositis (Ethan currently has mucositis), and looks quite different that the way cancer presents when it spreads to the lungs.  That's good news . . . but it would have been a lot easier for me to just have the whole scan be clear.  My medical friends can send me affirming texts and emails, please, so I don't worry about this.  :)  Please pray that this is indeed nothing to be concerned about.  

Ethan's next admission will be Sept. 12. PLease pray that he won't need another transfusion before that (it takes a whole day of his "at home" life!) and that the mouth ulcers he has would heal quickly.  They are painful today.  Thank you all for your support and prayers!!!