Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wednesday update & Biopsy results

First of all, the bone marrow biopsy results came back late today. The doctor said that they were negative and that his bone marrow didn't show any signs of cancer. I wanted to jump through the roof when I heard him say that. Another answer to prayer for sure. I keep saying one step at a time...One by one each spot in Ryan's body will be fully healed and cured of cancer. I am certain of it. It seems like a long road ahead now because of the aggressive course of treatment. But, it will be all worth it in the end when Ryan is fully in remission.

I was blessed to be able to spend the entire day with Ryan [thank you again sooo much Grandma and Grandpa for watching the boys for me]. Ryan had a great day and slept well last night. He ate very well once again. Like I mentioned before, he's had a huge appetite. So much so, he's gained 8 pounds since he was admitted to the hospital on Saturday night! His second day of chemo was completed this afternoon...only 3 more days to go. So far, he's been doing pretty well with it. Ryan was walking some laps around the floor today to get in his physical therapy. He had made so much progress with his physical therapy while he was home that he's not going to let being in the hospital stop him from continuing to build strength in his legs :-) He was doing great and walking at a pretty good pace.

Tyler Alfriend and his mom, Kathy, stopped by to meet Ryan this afternoon. It was so wonderful to meet them and hear Ryan and Tyler compare their stories of being in the hospital and of their experiences with their chemotherapy. Tyler has fought his cancer into remission. Praise God for that. You can read more about Tyler's journey here. Please keep Tyler and his family in your prayers as well as all of the kids [and adults] that are currently on J5.

Ryan is looking forward to Sunday when this round of chemo will be over and he'll be home. The plan is still for him to be in the hospital until Sunday afternoon. Next week will be a chemo-free week.

God Bless,
Aunt Amy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So GLAD to hear those biopsy results! It was SO nice meeting both of you yesterday, and we both remember feeling like it would never end - but it does - and it is truly an amazing journey full of many emotions and ups and downs. But the most amazing part of it all is seeing how our faith has grown, and how we CAN handle more than we EVER thought possible. We look forward to visiting with you again - and following your fight. You WILL WIN! Stay strong, and know that God is with you always.
Fight to Win!
Kathy Alfriend