Monday, April 13, 2009

What a difference a day makes

Reese is feeling so much better today, what a huge improvement! Yesterday was really rough and I got to thinking that if this was just the start of the peak, the rest of it was going to be unbearable. Fortunately, the nausea and exhaustion seem to have tapered off quite a bit. In fact, I think I can hear him downstairs, unloading the dishwasher. I should probably go stop him and make him get back on the couch...or maybe not. Thank you for all the prayers and kind notes. He's still popping his pills every eight hours, on the dot, but they are actually helping now.

His brother Dave is taking him to see the oncologist and have his Bleomycin infusion today. This medicine has some nasty side effects (usually fever and chills), but they should be short-lived. Thank goodness it does not usually cause too much nausea. Some people have asked for a way to track Reese's treatment schedule (it's pretty confusing), so I've added a little calendar widget on the right hand column, so you can see what's coming up. Not everything is scheduled with the office yet, so the times for future appointments may not be accurate, but the days are set.

The boys are on spring break, so we are off to do some fun things this morning and then prepare for about 3 days of playdate/sleepover mania (at other people's homes). They are pumped!


  1. oh I'm so glad to hear that - everytime I woke during the night, he was on my mind - so very greatful to our Lord for easing the nausea and everything else - Hoping this comment gets thru - tell Cade to have a good practice. Nana

  2. I came over to your blog from Books on the Brain. I've been a blogging friend of Lisa's since she started her book blog. I have been writing a book blog for close to three years now. I've also just finished chemo for breast cancer, so I know how hard it is. I hope your husband is feeling good and will include your family in my prayers tonight.

  3. Charlie and Mike want to come over to watch Napolean Dynamite with Reese when he is up to it. Let us know. Glad to hear he is having a good day.

  4. I am so happy that Reese is feeling better! Enjoy Spring Break with the kids!

  5. He is risen -- but Reese, don't feel you have to rise as victoriously as He did just yet. Read a book, rest... you can rise a bit later if there is a beer in the fridge...

  6. Hi- Im a member from GR and just read your blog. I LOVE your title- and Natalie Grant is such an encouragement in my life- its such a fitting song/title.
    I will bookmark this journal to keep you and your family in my prayers.
    You sound like a beautiful, strong family and I just pray that God surrounds you with His strength, peace and love. He is the Ultimate Healer and He will NOT let you down. (((HUGS)))
    Becky (Rohrbek on GR)