Life has been very chaotic for Daniel, Heidi and their small children. In the midst of going through chemo treatments, mid-terms at Cal Poly, job interviews…they have moved. I don’t think I could imagine a more stressful situation…and yet God working through all of us has provided for their needs. I can’t thank you enough for your prayers, help with moving, baby sitting, house cleaning, home repairs, painting…and meals! I owe you a debt of gratitude.
Last week the doctor called with Daniel’s PET scan results. The tech's exact words were "there is a significant decrease in size and activity". This means the chemo treatments are working! The doctor said he was calling this one… a VICTORY! Even though the PET scan came back clear, the doctor still wants Daniel to finish treatments. However, he did say that he most likely won't be giving him another PET scan because he was pleased enough with the progress and results. You don't want to have more PET scans than necessary because you expose your body to radioactive material that can cause damage. So for the doc to say that Dan doesn't need another was very encouraging. That means that 7 weeks from now, he'll be done!
Please continue to hold Daniel in prayer, his risk of infection is high. He has two more months of chemo (four treatments). This June he is scheduled to graduate from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Mechanical Engineering!
I love this picture of Daniel! I took it two weeks before he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, last September. He has always had a great sense of humor, spirit, energy and what I call “bounce” the ability to come back from adversity. This picture says to me… VICTORY!
With a grateful heart,