Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chemo postponed.....

I had just got on the road headed for Georgetown when I got a phone call from Diane. They have decided to postpone Cody's chemo at least until Friday. His liver numbers are even higher than last week so they didn't want to take a chance and damage the liver even more. The theory behind this idea is this. Diane thinks Cody looked worse on Sunday and he is looking better since then. The doctors hope that his liver numbers crested on Sunday and are heading back down. I guess we will find out on Friday. He still has to go in for radiation tomorrow but that is it. Par for the course you know?

It is with a heavy heart that I mention the passing of a very good friend. Steve Thornton of Louisville, KY died as a result of a camping accident this past weekend. I ran many races with Steve and his brother Pat over the past couple years. Steve is the guy with bib #6420 standing directly behind me in this picture from the Virginia Beach 1/2 marathon in 07. Steve was always making trips up to Virginia to help with a yearly charity event and run races or just hang out with friends. He was a very good man and will be missed. My prayers go out to him and his family...

9 comments:

Cameron said...

Still keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that Cody's liver numbers are getting better.

I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend. It is so difficult to lose those we love. Keeping him and his family close in prayer too.

Samantha said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers sent...

Prayers also for Cody and that the liver numbers go down.

Thank you for keeping us updated, I know that has to be incredibly difficult at times. We're here for you.

Sam

BIG MO said...

Hoping & praying for good news about the liver on Friday... What a
rollercoaster ride you must feel like you & the whole family are on.
So sorry to hear about your friend
from Ky. How old was he,do you know? God bless his family. Will be checking the blog as usual.
LOVE to you all, MOM

Dottie O said...

Sending prayers that Cody's liver values are getting to where they need to be to start the chemo. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.


Dottie

Anonymous said...

Mickey, sorry to hear about your friend - sounds like you have some good memories of him!!

Hugs to Cody, Pat (ACCA-NCC)

Gettin Older said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend. I'll join the other prayers that Cody's liver numbers will get better.

Kelly said...

Hey guys! I have been on the road a lot lately, So i am so saddened to read the recent blogs.. I have been thinking about you guys a lot lately, as i always do.. I know how strong Cody is and i hope he continues to fight! I wish SO badly that i could be there with you guys during this time, i am in Denver now, hopefully i will be home soon to visit and can see you guys.. Cody's crew is definitely keeping all of you guys in our prayers! Love you all! Nurse Kelly

Frippery said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend. I came across your blog recently and will be praying for Cody. I have posted a link to you from my blog for prayers as well. My niece is 5 years in remission from neuroblastoma. Keep up the fighting spirit. Pam

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all. Cody keep of the fight!

Susan and Jonathan