Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Back in for chemo - Oct. 21st

Ryan is back at Children's until tomorrow late afternoon for his 48 hour Chemo treatment. This last week he had seemed to be doing well. Although his platelets were low at 35,000 at last Thursday labs [they wanted them to be >75,000]. When Ryan went into the hospital yesterday for his treatment, his platelets had already rebounded to 120,000 which was good news. He has been walking very well with his walker. Today he was very tired and didn't feel like eating during the day. Hopefully he'll be able to eat something this evening without upsetting his stomach. Barry's Light the Night Walk was last Saturday and was a wonderful and inspiring evening supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I'll have Barry give an update on that. Thank you all so much for your support.

Please continue to pray for Ryan, Lauressa, Trey, Tyler, Olivia and all of the other children that are currently, or who have been, on J-5. Trey just flew out to NYC to Kettering Memorial Hospital yesterday for further treatments. Please pray for answers for them. There are so many stories out there of so many families whose lives have been changed in an instant with the words "You have cancer". It's so sad to say that there are way too many stories out there. We need to find a cure!!!!! Tyler's dad, Kyle, writes an inspiring blog about Tyler's journey with Burkitt's Lymphoma. Tyler is now in remission. Kyle ran the Columbus Marathon this last Sunday in support of Tyler. Congratulations Kyle!

God Bless,
Aunt Amy

1 comment:

GoBucks said...

Ryan, its always good to read your comments!! Sounds like you had a great time at the hockey game!! Not a huge hockey fan here, but meeting the Great Gretzky sure would be awesome!! Keep plugging away!! Always thinking about my good friend! Take care. Mr. Odenweller