Thursday, February 2, 2012

February - recovery continues

February 2, 2012
Madeleine's recovery continues! On Tuesday, she had her stitches removed and the doctor said she is healing very well.  As many of you know, Madeleine is usually very physically "keeping still" in order to heal has been a real challenge for her. The doctors have said that she can begin some lighter physical we will see how long she is able to stay away from the pool! This week, she is beginning to go back to classes at school, staying as long as she is able.

Madeleine & brother Max (2/1/12)

We are still waiting for the final pathology reports, and the specialists at Kaiser and at UCSF have been consulting with each other to help determine the best way to proceed with her treatment. They are looking at traditional drugs such as Interferon, as well as newer drugs and possibly targeted radiation in the area where the surgery was done. They are also testing the melanoma to determine its exact genetic type in order to figure out what might be the best way to proceed. Typically, they want to wait for several weeks after the surgery before beginning any sort of drug therapy, and so we have time to look at all the options and have all the consultations needed.

Thank you for your prayers and encouragements. Now, we really need wisdom and a clear idea of what to do as we go forward. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors who are looking at her case, and for us as we eventually decide between the options.


kircarp said...

So great to hear that your recovery is going well Madeleine! I left a poster on your mom's car the other day from your sunday school kids. We are still praying for you. :) May you have the PATIENCE you need to fully recover before you jump back into all the things I know you can't wait to do!

Lots of love, Kirsten

kelly said...

I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better. I continue to pray that God will guide you and your parents in the way you should proceed with your treatment. I did a long run today in Pt. Reyes and kept you in my heart. It was a beautiful day out there and thinking about you made me feel good inside. Take care Madeleine!

Cindy Williams said...

Happy Saturday Maddy! What an amazing day with the warm sunshine we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! I know that all your doctor along with your family will come up with just the right treatment to get you back to the HIT Class in no time !! I can't wait for you to be my partner... But on the other hand slow and steady wins the race :) Take it easy don't push yourself to hard to fast! :) See you soon! XO Cindy

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at your courage......and your certainty in the Lord......he will keep you close and you will continue to get better and better....