Friday, August 26, 2011

Kick Ball for Cancer

Academy of Art University will be holding a Kick Ball tournament on Oct. 29th to raise money for Children's Cancer. Help us support a great cause by either playing in the tournament and collecting donations or donating to the softball team. Fingers crossed Sy will be feeling up to playing a game of kick ball and kicking everyone's butt on the 29th. To learn more about the event and to donate visit: 
Thank you for the support and keep those prayers coming. Sy has stayed
strong through 8 rounds of Chemo. We continue to pray for good scan 
results and you to do the same.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Round 8 then what?

August 8th 2011: Sy has now completed 7 rounds of chemo, a handful of blood transfusions and scans. The chemo is starting to wear on Sy.  His blood cell #s are slow to climb back up, he gets nauseous following chemo sessions, still losing weight and now his eye sight has been struggling because of low platelets. Although his body is taking longer to recover between chemo session Sy isn't letting it slow him down too much. He continues to joke around, play on Facebook (well Farmville) and play video games. Doctors have decided to take a serious look at his next set of scans before deciding what is next. Should they continue the chemo even though it is wearing on him? Should they give his body a break from the chemo? While doctors think of all the scenarios, we can't help to think what all this means...will the tumors start to grow again? Will he be eligible for surgery? Without answers...Sy's fingers are crossed that this is his last Chemo session because he hates the hospital and hates getting sick, the rest of the family hopes it is the last because it has worked or at least worked well enough to go onto another treatment. Please continue to pray and send your strength to Sy and the family.