Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

Derek has finally been given the O.K. to go back up north for treatments, after three weeks of low blood counts. He and my parents left early this morning. While up there he will be scanned (CT scan) to see if the tumor is gone. We all hope it is, but even so he has to finish out the treatments. He is doing well now, but we hope this doesn't bring more crazy side effects.
Just found out that the CT scan showed nothing in his lungs and just a tiny bit of tissue left on his spine. After this session, only 3 more to go.


  1. That is so good to hear! I hope the rest of his treatments go well!!

  2. This is terrific news! We are praying for Derek's continued improvement. We will also pray for no side effects during treatment and better health in the future. We are excited that our son, Brian, was able to meet Derek, David and Jeanne at the hospital yesterday. He was very impressed with your family and your ability to stay strong in a difficult situation.
    Much love, Sandi and Eddie Payne (NC)