I am so sorry that this update has taken so long, but it has been crazy busy here!
We had a wonderful time visiting our friends and family in MD. We wish we had more time to spend with more people …it just goes by SO fast!! Mike has been feeling fairly well – considering. Traveling took a hit on his energy levels, but he has been getting plenty of rest since we have been back. The Bullroast Benefit was completely amazing. We are still so overwhelmed by all of the support we received and by how many people came out on our behalf. Everyone worked so hard to make it a success and we are so grateful!! It has lifted a huge burden off of our shoulders and the family who have been a financial support to us since all of this began. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Mike had an appointment last Friday and got the results on his most recent bone marrow test: all is well. :) He also received his next treatment plan for Phase 3. It is a little more than we expected but I am sure it will all be okay. He will be off for 2 more weeks and then has to be admitted to the hospital 4 times in the month of November for up to 4 days at a time. They are starting him on higher doses of medication and will need to monitor him day & night to make sure his body responds well. He will be admitted every Tuesday and be released sometime between the following Thursday and Saturday. I am praying that he will not miss Thanksgiving at home. In December he will require treatments 2-3 days each week. The doctor approved a little vacation around Christmas, so we have booked our flights to come to MD on Dec 23. :)
Thanks again to everyone who have continued to encourage us with cards and prayers, phone calls and donations!! We love you all so much and couldn’t imagine trying to get through this time with out all of you by our side. <3
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