Saturday, August 29, 2009

Some Set-Backs

Hi! It's Missy here, i'm actually in Medicine Hat for a few days, to regroup, repack and spend some much needed time with our kids. Colin's mom is there for the weekend, so it makes me a little more comfortable to leave him. Unfortunately, his symptoms from the chemo are hitting him REALLY hard. This morning i talked with him, and i'm glad i did, because now, he can't even really talk. His mouth and throat are raw and he is extremely susceptible to sores, which can very quickly cause infection. He is running a fever which also is not a very good sign. Right now, he could go from bad to worse in a matter of hours. There was a spinal dose of chemo scheduled for today at noon, but when they tried in his room, they had no luck, so now on Monday they have to take him straight down to X-Ray and do it there, where they can see exactly where to place the needle. He's been throwing up today as well, so now all of his meds are on IV drip, and he's on constant morphine for the pain. Please pray for his symptoms to subside and for no further infection to plague him. All his blood levels are coming up except the most important white blood cells (which fight infection) no change in those today again. I wish so badly that i was there with him, but i do need to be at home with our boys, if things get any worse, i will be there within hours.
I wish i could bring better news today, but i do want to direct you to watch online, where there was a feature story on the Police Grad (and a bit on Colin as well)....on CHAT news last night. to watch the story

Please pray for strength for Colin, that he continues to fight through this pain, that God protects his body from any further infections and that his white blood cells start recovering so he can fight these symptoms.


  1. We are praying and so is our church and when I go back to school there's a lot of little prayer warriors you can count on. God has promised you strength to endure whatever comes your way. He is faithful and He will do it. We love you guys
    Auntie Brenda

  2. We will continue to pray. Thinking of you with love.

    Auntie Lorrie

  3. Colin and Missy...
    We just found out about all of this tonight, and want you to know that we will be praying for you!!!

    ~Jonathan and Erin (Dorey) Coote