Wonderful report on Jantzen today from his mother, Jennifer Manlove:
Jantzen's doctor just came in and gave the best news of the year so far.....
Jantzen's tumors have shrunk in size significantly. They were able to locate a third, additional tumor on his spine, but it appears to be shrinking in size as well. The tumors in his brain are no longer aplying pressure on his brain. I am one happy momma today!!!!!
This has been a tough week on little Jantzen. After an intense round of chemotherapy, Jantzen's appetite has diminished, resulting in the placement of a feeding tube. Jantzen was also diagnosed with an extremely contagious virus, Clostridium difficile. He wil remain at Children's Medical Center of Dallas until things change for the positive. Your continued prayers for Jantzen, Jennifer, and Martha are appreciated. Please pray that Jantzen's appetite will return to normal and tear the bacteria causing the C Diff will not cause permanent colon/intestine damage.
Thank you all for the continued support!
Please go see the awesome story about Jantzen at www.tennisfortworth.com
. He could also use some prayers too. Thanks so much!
Just wanted to make a correction- the link to the Jantzen story is on www.tennisfortworth.com
. Go check it out....and say a prayer for sweet Jantzen too. Thanks!
I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas. Jantzen has had an eventful December. He has been going for chemotherapy treatments two to three times per week, still at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Jennifer, Martha, and Jantzen were all extrememly happy that they were able to spend Christmas Day in the comfort of their own home. Once per month the chemotherapy medications adminitered are of a higher potency and this causes a great deal of discomfort for Jantzen and typically requires him to be hospitilized longer than normal.
These powerful chemotherapy medications have a side effect that may hinder Jantzen's hearing. Since he is at an age where he is learning to speak this is of major concern.
Please pray for positive results of his next MRI and hearing test to be held on February 2nd.
Also, a special thank you to Lisa Kilborn, of fortworthtennis.com, and to David Webb, of Richland Tennis Center, for their sharing of Jantzen's story.
Jantzen will get his second round of chemotherapy today. Please say a prayer for him. They will introduce three new meds, and plan to be home by Monday. If all goes as planned he will be able to celebrate Christmas at home!!!!
Jantzen has had an eventful week to say the least. After some confusion Hmiscommunication from doctors, Jantzen is FINALLY getting his port placed needed to start chemotherapy today! He has also had a shunt placed to drain the fluid from his brain to his stomach that will remain permanently. This week Jatzen has been to a tree lighting, had a fun meeting with Santa, and even enjoyed a little dance with a band. It seems that Children's Medical Center in Dallas is taking excellent care of him, his mother and grandmother. Please continue to pray. Chemo should start tomorrow or Sunday.