Hi everybody! I created this blog so that you all could cheer Rory on throughout his battle with DSRCT. I know all of you care so much about Rory and want to be updated on everything going on and so I thought a blog would be the best way to do it! Thank you for all your love and support.


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" - Proverbs 3:5

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Winner Round One - RORY

Rory and I at breakfast in Disney
Today Rory and I once again traveled to Ann Arbor to meet with Dr. Schuetze.  The meeting was pretty uneventful with nothing too exciting to report on.  Rory had some blood work done and Dr. Schuetze examined Rory and that about sums the visit up.

Next week Rory will start round two of this chemo treatment and we say BRING IT ON!  Rory,  THANKFULLY, tolerated round one with very limited side effects!  A few days of diarrhea, but no nausea and his counts never plummeted.  He continued to work, go to the gym, and golf.  We were even able to enjoy a short trip to Disney World where we ate ourselves silly and got to ride all of Rory's favorites.  It was a great vacation and one we both desperately needed.

As Rory enters round 2, continue to pray that he tolerates the chemo well and that it works to kill any cancer cells remaining.  Rory's doctors are going to lower his Irinotecan chemotherapy dose by just a smidge in hopes of controlling the diarrhea a little better.  Hopefully that'll do the trick.  We also need prayers that Rory's counts will come up a little bit so that he can receive chemo on Monday.  While his counts never totally bottomed out, they did go down a bit and the blood work from today needs to come up by Monday so that he can start his chemo.  After this round of chemo, Rory will have another CT scan done and we need to hear some good news.  Pray that the scans show signs of healing and NED.

Enjoy the pictures from below.  They are from our Disney trip this past weekend.


"pray without ceasing" - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

The Family in Disney :) 

Rory and I at "our spot" where Rory proposed to me 6 months ago
Rory and I before the 1/2 Marathon