Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ryan's Second-Line Chemo

As I pull up our van to pick Ryan up near the City of Hope fountain, he comes limping towards me with his head down. I start to worry a bit.

He sets his backpack into the front seat, barely able to lift it. Then he struggles to get into the seat.

By this point I'm concerned.

"How are you feeling?" I ask, trying to remain calm. "What's going on?"

Breathless, he says, "If this is how the chemo is going to be, I don't know how I'm going to handle it."

Then I see the smile playing on his lips.

That stinker was pretending!!!

It's only the second time he's gotten me all worked up for nothing in the past three years, but it definitely worked.

He was just a bit drowsy from the Benedryl they have to give him. But other than that, he felt pretty good.

After few side effects that deviated from the ones with his 5-FU, we breathed a sigh of relief this weekend. It feels like we can manage to handle this line of treatment, too. Praise God!

We're hopeful that it's effective and that he can even get off the Taxol if everything goes well in a few months, as his doctor suggested.

But we must wait and see.

Please join us in praying that as the Taxol and Cyrazma build up in his system, Ryan can continue to work close to full time and enjoy his life, as he has in the past. Please continue to pray for that miracle - that God heals him of his Cancer completely!

Thanks, prayer warriors! We love you!
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