Monday, June 13, 2011

Cheryl here to thank you all very much for remembering Tom with your prayers, mass cards, and get well wishes. Currently Tom is beginning his 6th round of chemo on June 15. Upon completion of the 6th round he will further qualify for an experimental trial out of the Mayo Clinic at Johns Hopkins. They collaborate with St. Joe's and he would be getting those treatments here. If Tom fully qualifies for this particular trial, we are asking your prayers that he would be given the real deal rather than the placebo. Approximately two weeks after this chemo he will have a full CT scan to see if the tumor has shrunk. If it has, we begin the study immediately, including infusion of the test virus, radiation to the brain, physical exams, blood tests, all on a frequent basis. Since day one of his chemo, Tom has hardly missed a beat except for a few days of nausea which we were able to get taken care of with some different drugs. He has been going to work daily, as well as coaching the boys golf team at FGRHS. This 12th season will be his last and his boys qualified for regionals but did not advance to states. We come full circle on 6/13 when Tom is being inducted into the Detroit Catholic League Hall of Fame.
We especially thank all of you for your many prayers and acts of love as we have certainly felt God's presence in this part of the journey.
God bless each of you in a special way!!!
Love and prayers

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update Cheryl. You and Tom have been an inspiration to Sue and I as we have watched you serve in so many ways: Marriage Encounter, FGRHS, Hospital Chaplain, and the many ways you help your kids and grandkids. God bless you both during this difficult time. Thank Jesus for his promise to be with us until the end of the world!Love Gene and Sue