Brad is doing well today. It is definitely an experience to say the least. The fever therapy brought on the chills for about 25 minutes...just as Nick (another Dr. Thaller patient we have come in contact with from Austin) described. Those were miserable along with the symptoms of high fever, but he made it through alright.
The nurses and attending staff have been really wonderful. Brad had a male nurse today that made him a little nervous at first...considering the way that they prefer monitoring temperature. Brad tried to ask the man if he was going to take him out for dinner and a movie after that experience but with the limited communciation...I'm certain that he didn't catch Brad's humor. Micha (his nurse) was really nice....he even massaged Brad's head for a long time to help with a headache that follow the fever.
The house that we have rented is nice & really large...that is great considering how big our group will become after the 10th of this month..nine people). Our biggest issue will be our children asking to see the rabbits who live in the backyard. I can here it now, 'Mommy...let's go back outside to see those rabbits...can we go now?...how about now?' There are dozens of those furry friends being kept in cages in our backyard. I kept thinking...wow..that is a large lot of pet rabbits for a town this size...how do they find homes for all those bunnies? David keeps insisting that they use the bunnies for other things, but when he starts his explanation is when I put my hands over my ears and start humming...
Things are going well. We are going to a southern part of Germany tomorrow to visit a hospital for a few days to have the ports put in for Brad. We are glad for the timing because..hopefully Brad will be fully recovered by next week when the kids arrive and will be 'in full swing' with his treatments.
The weather is amazing. So much cooler and drier here...I love it.
Have a great week!! Brad received 2 letters today (one from Jane and one from his school) in the mail and that was great....it meant a lot to him to hear from home. He misses everyone a lot already.
Thank you for your prayers & messages that you have sent. We are optimistic about the treatment and are waiting to witness the Lord's healing work on Brad's body. We love you all.