Monday, August 24, 2015

Hopkins News

Hello friends, I have to thank you for all your prayers and well wishes for hubby. He is slowly getting better since radiation has started. He finished his 4th treatment today out of the 10.

We went to Hopkins this morning after radiation. Doc wasn't happy to see hubby using a cane to get around. I have noticed though that he isn't using it as much around the house now. Anyway, our Hopkins doctor told hubby that he has to been able to function with everyday life to be eligible for a study and of course last time he was, this time not so much. I have seen an improvement with his walking in the last 3 radiation treatments so doc is encouraged that he will be back up and functioning after he is done with radiation. If he isn't there isn't anything else that can be done except to make him as comfortable as they can. I think though that he will be good to go once this back pain is gone, which hopefully it will be once he is done with radiation. 

We go back down to Hopkins on the 14th of Sept. to see the doctor again and she will see how he is doing and make a determination of whether he is eligible for a colon cancer study. He will also do blood work for her in the same building and we will have to bring all his scans that have been done of course. Doc also told us that he will have to wait 2 to 3 weeks after radiation before starting a study. That's better than 28 days!  So next Tuesday, the 1st of Sept. he will be done with radiation and then the count down can begin. So keeping the faith that a study will be open for hubby to begin with as soon as doc says he can begin.

Thanks again for all the prayers and well wishes, we truly appreciation them all!!


Loll said...

Hi Brenda. Thank you for the update. It's good to hear there is some improvement ... a positive sign. Keeping your hubby and you in my prayers. Loll xx

Glenda said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way! Praying that he will continue to improve and will be able to do the study. Keep the faith!

Carol L said...

It's good to hear from you and know that the battle is still being fought! I'll hold you both in my thoughts and prayers and pray for a cure for your husband! Never give up and keep thinking positive!!!! ((hugs))

Bonnie said...

Continued prayers for all of you. Hugs.

Lisa said...

Hello my friend!! I'm glad there is improvement in your hubby's condition. I will pray daily that a study will be open for him once he's done with his last radiation treatment. Sending positive thoughts and comforting hugs :)

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Sharon said...

I'm continuing to pray that he gets in a study and that God uses it to heal him. Hang in there, God has a plan and you will know what it is before you realize it!!!

Suzanne said...

Glad to hear you think Dwayne is getting stronger. Pray radiation treatments go quickly and that he will be able to get into a study at Hopkins. Praying for you both and the boys. Big hugs my friend

Veerle said...

Hi dear, we keep both of you in our mind and hart. So nice to read there is still a chance for hubby to take part on the study. I'll keep my thumbs up. Sending you lots of love, hugs Veerle xxx

Anonymous said...

Prayers - always!

Tina Campbell said...

Thank you Brenda for the update. Big hugs and prayers to you both. I'm glad there is slight improvement and prayers that the radiation helps more better than what it is doing now. Thinking of you and the family :) Your friend, Tina

KT Fit Kitty said...

Good to hear there has been some improvement for your hubby. I hope this continues and I hope he becomes eligible for a study, the sooner the better. Sending hugs and prayers.

Darnell said...

Thank you for sharing the update with all of your friends, Brenda! It sounds hopeful and I'm so pleased that there is already some improvement and lessening of the pain for Dwight! I am keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers as you go through these next crucial days. Love and hugs, Auntie

MaryH said...

Good to read this post today, and I echo ALL of the above comments - with prayers, hopes & encouragement. Praying for strength & strong faith for both of you. Glad to hear Mr. D seems to be moving some better after these treatments and not so much pain. Big hugs for both. Love MM.

D- said...

Sending healing hugs and prayers.
Fingers crossed for your Hopkins visit.
Hang in there.

Anita in France said...

Good to hear that DH is seeing some improvement, Brenda ... sending warm positive thoughts your way ... and continuing my daily prayers for you both. Hugs, Anita :)

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Hi Brenda,
I am happy to hear that he is improving. Hoping that he will be cleared for a clinical study and that one will be available for him when radiation is all done. Keeping you guys in my prayers. Stay strong.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear Brenda , sorry haven't been logging much and just doing some catch up so glad I popped over. Read the last post and this one and can see you've been walking a hard path together.
I pray that the radiation will do its s work with minimal side effects, but maximum effect, and at the end of the three weeks you will have the perfect study for your darling hubby to go on.. Pleading for the LORD to show His mercy to you both, and to lift your eyes and hearts up,to Him in faith.
As I was writing this...this Psalm 27 came to my mind, many years ago whe in a deep struggle the LORD really blessed me with it.. I pray it might you...sometimes the circumstances we are in are like an overwhelming enemy..
Shaz in Ozx

Psalm 27

27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Lysa said...

Hi Brenda,
Sending prayers and good wishes out to your Hubs and you too. Strength and blessings as you both continue on this journey.

Sue said...

Sorry I haven't been around Brenda! but you and hubby and all your family are always in my prayers...stay strong girl!!!! lots and lots of huggles Sue xxx

Caroline said...

Thank you so much for letting us know how things are going. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband.

D- said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing.
I'm thinking of you!
Sending healing hugs and prayers,
Crafty hugs,