Topic: Update on our son, Jeff
Hi CC Family,
Since our last post, Jeff has had 4 chemo infusions of Taxol at 3 week intervals. His next PET/CT scan is set for this Friday. We are hoping and praying for some favorable test results.
In mid-May, we were blessed to be able to take Jeff to Hawaii. He used his wheelchair (which he has named "hot wheels") most of the time. While he wasn't able to get up and do the hula, he was able to enjoy an occassional mai tai with his family and friends. He had a wonderful time and we have treasured memories of our time with Jeff.
His last infusion was on 5/30 and at that time, his WBC count was elevated and his Calcium levels were way way up. He needed extra hydration and a calcium bonding agent called Zometa biophosphate. When we went back for another blood draw on 6/3, his blood levels were back to normal.
Nancy and I have seen a gradual increase in Jeff's symptoms with fatigue, nausea and some pain. Still, he has an amazing positive attitude. He is continuing to go to work, most days, but isn't able to get around as easily.
Jeff is an amazing man of Faith. Whenever he sees or hears of someone not feeling well, he always says a little prayer for them. It is just touching to see this young developmentally disabled young man, who has lost most of his hair from chemo, nauseous, fatigued and in pain, sitting in his wheelchair praying for others and being concerned for others well-being.
Bob & Nancy