Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Update

Thanks so much to all of you who have been praying and sending positive thoughts, vibes, and wishes. Rainer is doing so much better. Huge sigh of relief. It turns out that little guy lacks an enzyme that most people have. Due to this lack of enzyme, he wasn't able to properly process all his chemo drugs from this last round, which wreaked havoc on several of his little body systems. Now we know. He can still go for needed chemo, he'll just have his dose adjusted in the future.

He's feeling a lot better, is happier, playing, smiling, and talking so amazingly much, with sentences and everything--it really warms my heart. And he might be discharged today! So stay tuned for more regular posting soon and thanks again for all your kind words.

32 comments:

dreamingmama said...

That is awesome!!!! Hope you are home soon.

kirsten said...

such good news - i've been thinking about you and will cross my fingers for that discharge - yippee!

Julie said...

What wonderful news... hope is home in his own bed soon!

Michaela said...

Great news! So happy for you.

bigbucketgirl said...

superb news...makes me want to cartwheel around the place!

keep an eye on your mail...i mailed rainer and dieter something...xxx

Angie said...

I feel a big sigh of relief. It is amazing how far doctors have come in the area of cancer research. I really wish more people would get on the bandwagon in donating to the cause. I really hope I live to see the day that the headlines read "CURE FOUND"

I hope he is able to go home today.

driftwood said...

that's fantastic news, sending you all my best wishes for you all to be back at home as soon as possible. xx

Sarah said...

Wonderful news! I'm so happy to hear he is feeling better!

Rain said...

Such good news! I have been praying and am so happy to hear he is doing well.
Blessings!

periwinkle said...

hope he is home with you all soon
lisa x

Fiona said...

Thank God. Was getting worried when you weren't posting. wonderful news

melissa s. said...

So happy he's doing better. So, so happy! hugs to you all!

mbutterfudge said...

Oh what a relief for you Mary Beth. Hope he's home and you're all together again soon. Keeping you in our thoughts, much love, ClareX

Hannah said...

Excellent news! I'm really glad to hear this :o)

Ria said...

Oh Mary Beth,
What a relief!! Thought I check out just before going to bed (it's midnight here in Holland) and this makes me feel a lot better.
I feel so connected to you, although we never met, but it's because we are both mothers in our fouties with young childeren and because of the way you write, it fills my heart. I give a big virtual hug to Rainer and you and also think about Dieter, Ken and the others.
Love, Ria

Kelli said...

I went to bed last night so worried about you guys because I hadnt seen any updates. I am so happy things are looking better and that they figured out the problem. Bloggy Hugs to you. Now you can get home and drink green smoothies.

Sarah said...

Great news. I'm glad they've figured out another piece to the puzzle.

Lia said...

Glad to hear he is doing better. He has been on my mind. So happy for you.

angie said...

Oh thank goodness! Blessings on Rainer and your sweet little family!

Amy said...

That is wonderful!

Erna said...

so glad to hear that at least you know what it is...and maybe going home soon!!! wow big party!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is great!!! I have been checking in every day and wondering if he was doing better!
I'm so happy!!!
Hugs from Jennifer

Elfin Goddess said...

Hey!! Im so happy to hear that Rainer is doing well! The little guy's always in our prayers....as are all of you!!!! Hope you all are home together soon!!!

Anonymous said...

So Wonderful.

Meg said...

What a relief! I've been checking in daily and praying for you all. So glad to hear encouraging news!

ames said...

Hooray, I hope everyone can settle in at home soon!

cagio said...

still sending healthy, healing, restorative thoughts

Rach said...

Wonderful news, have been thinking of you all. xxx

AndiMae said...

Mary Beth,

I am getting teary over here, just thinking about what a huge relief this must be to you and that you get to take your sweet boy home soon! Such an answer to prayer. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us!

xo Andi

Carrie said...

Home! That's so great. Keep us posted.

crunchy peas said...

HIP-HIP-HOORAY!

MoziEsmé said...

I'm SO glad he's feeling better! That was pretty scary for a while...