Day Forty-Two: October 13, 2009

5:05 PM phone call yesterday from Dr. K (Kovacsovics) (Yeah, say that name five times very fast!) at Oregon Health Sciences University.

“We have the best possible news on Reid’s latest bone marrow biopsy. He is in complete remission.”

Whoa! WOW! big, Big, BIG WOWOWOWOWO! Cue: Happy dancing and tears simultaneously.

Next step: We learn about consolidation chemotherapy, which is most likely to be the next phase in Reid’s treatment. For those of you still looking to learn about this process, I’ve included a clipping below from the National Bone Marrow program’s website

An appt. in Portland later this week with the medical team will reveal more. Preparations for out patient treatment in Medford are underway and sources of alternative health support here at home continue to emerge. Many blessings.

It’s a long one, but our young man is on the healing road. And if you see this tall thin handsome guy around Ashland – with eyelashes to envy and a brilliant smile – give him a (flu-free, please) hug!  (:

We are profoundly grateful for the support you all continue to offer Reid – as well as the rest of the wild Honeywell-Phelps-Cotton-Davidson-Kane-Friedl familiess

~ And all WILL be WELL, Martha

P.S Reid Support Team – Fundraising Meeting at Tease restuarant tonight at 6:30 PM RSVP to Julie O. 301-5234

taken a few days before discharge from OHSU - Reid and his sweetie, Emily

 

About Martha Phelps Studio ~ creative on purpose

...a meandering journal of a changing life and the unexpected graces it brings. Earlier posts may provide some history, but this series of writings aren't likely to follow a straight line as I explore topics such as raising kids, making choices, self discovery, the impact of change on a family and how to (hopefully) live with balance and purpose. www.marthaphelps.com
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