Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Day Two of Treatment

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.


Anonymous said...

"He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. The people who trust the Lord will become strong again. They will rise up as an eagle in the sky; they will run and not need rest; they will walk and not become tired." Isaiah 40:29,31
I am reminded of this scripture when I read your story. We stand with you in prayer for strength, continued faith and healing. Jerry and Ann Jay

Darrell and Angie Campbell said...

Glad to hear that it is going okay. Give him our hugs and know that we continue to pray for you guys each day! Zeke was so cute in Bible class yesterday! I know he misses you guys!

Brooks Inc. said...


we are thinking of you guys and praying all the time for Brad's complete healing!

Blessings on you all today!


The Museum said...

We are praying for both of you daily and so is the Grapevine church of Christ! We love you so much! Hang in there! By the way, the Aggie girls softball lost last night so Arizona clinched the College World Series title last night. SSSSSS! Thought you would want to know :)
Love, Scott & Mindy Muse

Lana said...

Hey Jenny
I am praying for you all day and for Brad a complete healing. Thinking and praying for you all

tamandscott said...

still praying daily--thanks for the updates!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear of your safe arrival and that treatments are going. I'll say an extra prayer that the port placement is done with ease and quick recovery. You are in my prayers daily. Jennifer Gordon

Ronnie and Becky said...

Brad, Jenny, David and Sandra....your family remains in prayer on our lips daily asking, pleading, and begging that God will use the medical team there to relieve Brad of all this and that he will receive complete healing. And we pray that you all shall have extra large measures of strength, patience, perseverance, peace and trust in God as you seek him daily.
Our prayers are also that God will receive all the praise, honor and glory as you acknowledge and exhibit your faith in Him. Your lights are shining for many to see.

Your family @ GCoC continues to lift each of you up to our father. We are His children.

Ronnie & Becky Roberts

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
It sounds like the adveture is unfolding as well as can be expected. We continue remebering you in prayer. Greetings to everyone, especially Brad and his new nurse 'friend'. They probably have a word for that in German. We're hoping for even more than we dare to imagine! For the Cady family, David