Posted on April 24, 2017
Posted on April 24, 2017The appointment Friday ended up in good news! They were originally concerned after getting lab results back Wednesday that John Bertram would be needing another blood transfusion. However his labs on Friday showed his hemoglobin had stabilized so they didn't have to do one! The ultrasound also showed that the source of bleeding was slowing so that is also great news! The swelling seen on the scan is normal due to the bleeding.
John Bertram has been tired but is such a little fighter! They will continue for now with the current plan of weekly Chemo treatments every Wednesday.
We praise God for this good news!
Posted on April 20, 2017
Posted on April 20, 2017It has been awhile since I have updated. We hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend with friends and family.
John Bertram just had his second round of chemo yesterday. Charlotte said chemo went fine but they got some concerning blood work back that needs further evaluation. They will be returning to the hospital tomorrow for a possible blood transfusion and additional scans. The doctors think the tumor may be running out of space to grow, causing some other tissues. Continued prayers are greatly appreciated!
Posted on April 7, 2017
Posted on April 7, 2017John Bertram was discharged home Wednesday afternoon and we now have a treatment plan. Next week JB will start his chemotherapy at Wolfsons Children's Hospital in Jacksonville. The first 6 weeks, JB will get treatment for a full day, once a week for the 6 weeks. They will be able to come home on the other days in between treatments. After that is completed, they will go for a whole week at a time, every other week. They were told they are looking at minimum of 33 weeks. Those do not include any set backs that are known to occur with this type of treatment, like abnormal blood counts and fevers. He also will still have to another big surgery to remove the tumor at some point.
Please continue praying for them. They have a long journey ahead but this is all part of God's plan and we must trust in it. We want to continue to thank ALL of you for the outpouring of love and support you are giving them.
Kimmy and Arthur Hudson