Thank you for keeping up with Tony's status as he was battling cancer.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chemo week over

The first week of chemo in college is over. He didn't feel his best, but didn't get sick and he kept up with activities.

Thanks for prayers you offered.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Must be doing okay

He called asking the name of a friend in Fayetteville. He is playing something called bigger and better, and sounded in great spirits. The school week must have gone okay.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One day down...

He made it through Monday night without getting sick. Haven't heard about Tuesday night yet.

Monday, August 24, 2009

First day of school and chemo too...

This is the first week of school, and also the week he takes his chemo pills this month. The first pill is tonight (Monday night).

Lets pray that he doesn't get sick at school. If he does, he will have to lean on his roommate, instead of Mom and Dad, for assistance. His roommate is the same as previous years, and he has been coached on what he might be in for.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Doing great...moves into the dorm Saturday

He had an appointment with the oncologist. The doctor says he is doing great, and there are no restrictions on his activities. He is already looking forward to volleyball, soccer, softball, etc.

His hair is almost all back. It is still blond in spots, but it slowly turns dark as it grows out. The scar still shows when his hair is short, but I think longer hair will mostly cover it up.

He has been referred to a local primary care physician to treat any ills that turn up during school and coordinate with the oncologist as needed. They plan an MRI at the end of September...part of the periodic monitoring program.

Tomorrow we move him into the dorms to start his sixth semester in college. From here on, it might be a while between posts since we likely won't get nearly so much information on him while he is in school.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Back to school

He flies back to college tonight!! He seems to feel perfectly fine.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

He feels pretty good now

He still has a little discomfort, but you wouldn't know it from the way he acts. The pain must be down to the kind of thing you notice when you think about it, but forget about if distracted by something else. I guess I will consider this little incident over unless it flares up.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Back home and okay

CAT scan and blood work showed nothing out of the ordinary except signs of a slight infection in the area where he hurt. The pain has subsided almost back to normal, so he has been discharged from the ER and is at home. The good news is there is nothing obviously wrong. The bad news is he wishes we had positively identified what it was.

He went in because the pain had been constant for 36 hours and made walking difficult without bending forward. Now he is walking normal but still feels some residual pain.

Feels bad...going to the ER

We don't know if it is related to any of the cancer treatment, but his stomach started hurting yesterday during church, and he still feels bad today. His Mom is taking him to the emergency room to see what's going on.