Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Great news.....

First off, thanks for the good info Jennifer. My daughter Corie works at Bethesda Naval Hospital and has forwarded some NIH info to me in the past. I will let my BOP members know and give them the link. I hope you new career is treating you well... :D

I received an email from one of my connections at BOP. His name is Larry and he is always in close contact with Dr. Cheung at MSK. Here is what Dr. Cheung said to Larry in a very recent email.

"Hi Larry:

Even better news before the July 4th celebration. Our 3F8 supply is remedied and the "troop" is ready again.

Will be in touch.


What I hope this means is we will be getting a schedule on when Cody can start. One thing I do know is that after Cody recovers from this round of chemo he will have to get a higher dose of chemo right before he starts the anti-bodies. Diane and I both are starting to worry about how much chemo his little body has received. He is going in to clinic again tomorrow with Diane. His platelets were 37,000 yesterday which is very low and he may very well need to get an infusion.

Things are on still on track to get a port on Monday. We will have to take him in for pre-surgery blood work on Sunday.

Update: things are already changing. Due to Cody platelet level Dr. Abu-Gosh has pushed the port procedure to Thursday to try and get his platelets at a better level.

I would like to thank all our loyal readers. I know you come here to follow this difficult journey that Cody calls life. Diane and I really appreciate your prayers and well wishes.

God Bless all of you!


Gettin Older said...

I love seeing that headline when I look at the link to your blog from mine. I hope the news continues to be great and y'all can enjoy some barbecue this holiday weekend.

Anonymous said...

Ok big weekend coming up. Prayers your way. Fireworks are in order this weekend!!!

marco? who is that Deck? tell him by saying Cody's name...that is a prayer!

Deck Ape said...

Marco is an cartoon artist from Portugal. He found my blog because I posted on another artist's blog. I'm sure he means well...

Monica Cassier said...


If Cody needs platlets, I'll come up and donate for him. Just let me know. I'm O+ blood type. I'd be happy to help.


Dottie O said...

Hoping you all have fireworks, hotdogs, burgers, toasted marshmallows and ice cream and some wonderful family time this weekend.


Anonymous said...

Cody continues to amaze ! He is such a warrior. I'm praying he gets his port. You all continue to be an inspiration! Have a relaxed and happy weekend. Positive thoughts and prayers continue. G2G

Anonymous said...

FYI, you're gonna be a grandpa again hopefully by midnight tonight. :) I tried to call you yesterday and tell you, but you didn't answer and I hate leaving voicemails. I'll email you a picture as soon as I'm able. I hope the kids are doing well and Cody gets his port today...or is that next Thursday?

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Not sure how I missed the good news yesterday, but I am glad to hear that. I hope you hear something soon. Praying that his numbers go up soon.

Susan and Jonathan