Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Last round!

I have to apologize for waiting so long to update! With the holiday weekend and work I have been a bit busy! I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving and great family time!

We have officially started the last round of chemo! We started the last crazy intense on Monday and we are already over half way done! Only 2 more days this week, and then 2 more shorter appointments on the next 2 Mondays! Drew was doing pretty well the first two days this week but today he is starting to feel it more. We got his labs back from Monday and things are looking great! His AFP is down to 13 (from 59) and his bHCG is the same at  <0.1, basically nondetectable! We will finish this round of chemo and then a week or so after the last day we will get another CT scan and tumor markers ( they are working on what day this will be) then we will meet with the oncologist again on Jan 3 to get the results and see what we will do from there. If everything looks good, we will follow up with CT scans and labs every 3 months for a year and then go from there.

A couple special thanks...
My family for coming over and making it look like Christmas in our house!
Everyone who made us a meal!
Nate for snowblowing our driveway today!
Our lovely neighbor who raked our lawn TWICE!
Everyone who has been praying for us!


  1. That's great to hear Jamie! I know you guys have a lot of people praying. I hope you can enjoy your Christmas and New Years with the worst out of the way!

  2. AHHHHH so exciting you guys, I will continue to pray for you and that you have already overcome the hardest part. XOXOXO

  3. Thanks for the update! This week is already more than half way over--- only 2 more days in your long week. You can do it!

  4. Awesome news! Thinking of you guys contantly!

  5. Hello...Thank you for the update. The news sounds great. Hang in there Drew..the hard part is almost over. Continue in prayer for both of you as you are in my thoughts always.

  6. Great News Jamie ! thanks for the update, we will continue prayers for more great test results to come as well as strength for Drew to continue and finish this fight !! Sounds like the ball is in his court. Way to go!!
    Say bye bye cancer ! :)
    hope to see you at Christmas!

  7. YAH!!! so happy for this awesome news. hope the rest of the week isn't too difficult but you are almost DONE! thinking about you, love ya both!

  8. We are so happy that Drew's blood work looks good. We would also like to say thanks to Jamie for taking such good care of Drew everyday (great to have a nurse in the family). Also, thanks to Drew's Mom and Tracy for taking over Halloween pumpkins and keeping Drew company for Thanksgiving when he was too ill to visit extended family. And last, but certainly not least, thanks to my wonderful husband who along with me took time off work to get Drew to Grand Rapids on Nov. 12th for his chemo.

  9. Wow, I am so happy for you that things are going your way. I will continue to pray for you Drew, that He gives you strength to go through all that is needed to finish this.
    I wish I lived closer so I could help in your care. I read that you are well taken care of by your loving wife and family.
    I love you and Tracy like my own kids and I love your mom. I thank God that he put you in our lives.