Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What comes next?

Since we hadn’t heard back from the Cleveland Clinic, Jeff called this morning to get his blood work results.  Everything looks good in that regard.

Once his brain has had time to heal from the radiation, he will begin chemotherapy again.   It will involve the same method of administration (intrathecal aka “spinal” ), but Jeff’s doctor has decided to use a different drug.

We have another MRI appointment in December  and pray that those scans will show improvement.  In the meantime, Jeff will be resting.  He is extremely fatigued, and the steroids cause insomnia.   As I am sure you all have experienced, a good night’s rest can make a world of difference in your overall outlook.  Pray for restful sleep.

5 comments:

Corner Gardener Sue said...

It sounds frustrating to be fatigued and yet have difficulty sleeping. I will pray for restful sleep. I think of your family off and on, and say a prayer for you when I do. I hope the test results are good.

deejbrown said...

I had one bout of illness that involved steroids and therefore no sleep. Torture. May Jeff find rest in his soul, if not his body.

Stephanie said...

Praying he gets the rest he needs over the next couple of months! You too in that regard :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

I will keep Jeff and your family in my prayers.

Valerie said...

So thankful for the update. You were heavy on my mind today. I'm glad to have something specific to pray about.