Wednesday, April 27, 2011

TKO...The Champ continues his reign

April 27, 2011: Once they started Sy's Chemo he proved it won't knock him down. He seems to be getting stronger each round. With no vomiting and a positive attitude Sy was out of the hospital almost as quickly as the Chemo ended. If it weren't for an Easter egg hunt at LCPH he probably would have left even sooner, but instead waited till after the hunt to head home on Saturday afternoon.

Now lets get to the real good news (WARNING TEARS OF JOY MAY OCCUR). As you know Sy has multiple tumors in his lungs which is why he is not eligible for a liver transplant. So the main reason for Chemo is to shrink and get rid of the tumors in his lungs. Well...latest scans say...masses appear slightly decreased in size and number relative to prior study (AKA Chemo is working!!!!!) For example one mass has decreased from 14.3 mm to 12.9 another one has shrank from 21.4 to 17.6!

This is a blessing and the start of more good results...keep the prayers coming

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Round 3 continues

April 20, 2011: Since April 14th Sy has been at LCPH waiting for round 3 of Chemo to start. Doctors got Sy on some antibiotics and kept a close eye on him and his rash. Sy had some good days with a few kf his normal outbursts. Days were full of movies, board games, egg decorating and some school. Highlights if his good days are definitely him crank calling me as Mario, laughing at lady bugs on the roof of the hospital, eating pizza and watching Despicable Me. It was so great to hear him laugh and enjoying the company. Now with the infection/rash under control Sy will be starting round 3 tomorrow. May tomorrow go smoothly for him and my brother through another tough round of this fight.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Round 3

April 14, 2011: two days ago Sy arrived at LCPH to start round three of chemo but was sent home shortly after they arrived. Sy got an infection on his port area so he was sent home with another prescription to clear up the infection before starting round 3. That brings us to today...after waiting in the oncology waiting room for 2 hours Sy was taken in. His spirits are up and hopes are high for a smooth round 3.

If you are interested in buying a bracelet that says "Team Sy" on one side and "Cancer Sucks" on the other please let Matt or I know. bracelets are 10.00 each and proceeds go to Sy Matthew Sherman Cancer Fund.

Thank you for the support and prayers.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Days go on...

 April 7, 2011: Despite Sy's hair almost being all gone...his days are good for the majority. Doctors got his last lab results back and say things look good! His ammonia is the lowest it has been since they discovered the high levels (24). It appears the new drugs are working, so the pain is worth it in the end. He has asked to return to school so Matt was able to convince the school district to allow him to return April 26th. Sy will now be attending his favorite school with all his friends. Sure he may not be there every day depending on how he feels but every day he does get to go I am sure he will be happier. Sy's little league was nice enough raise some money for him and will be presenting him with a check on Saturday at Opening Ceremonies. Sy returns for round 3 of Chemo on April 12th.

If you want to donate remember you can go to any Wells Fargo and tell them you want to donate to a special funds account (Sy Matthew Sherman Cancer Fund) if they cannot find it tell them to search under Matthew H. Sherman.

Thank you for all the prayers and positive thoughts...keep them coming!