Saturday we took a day trip to a little village about 10 miles from Markt Berolzheim, called Weißenburg. Uncle Matt joined us just a couple of days ago and this was our first outing with everyone. It takes a lot to organize a group of our size. We usually spend a couple of hours just deciding where to go and what to do.
Weißenburg is a lovely village with a nice town center that is blocked off from traffic & it had very smooth sidewalks...that makes it especially nice for pushing the stroller and the wheelchair. It's a successful trip if we manage to go the entire time without hitting a large pothole and throwing Brad out into the middle of the street.
We had lunch in a great German restuarant. Zeke was able to order his favorite...snitzel. Uncle Matt tried some of the wheat beer that was listed on the menu. We kidded with him this afternoon because he kept saying that Zeke enjoyed chasing the 'penguins' around the park. I don't know what was in that drink, but it was distorting his vision....those were definately 'pigions, not penguins Uncle Matt.'
Yesterday Brad had more fever therapy, along with hypothermia, and the immunotherapy. Following the treatment at Dr. Thaller's, he was sent into Weißenburg for a CT scan. This scan will be used as a baseline to determine the success of the therapy after several months.
This upcoming week will include four rounds of fever therapy (in a row) for Brad. The fever therapy is especially taxing for him and I pray that God gives him the strength to make it through Monday-Thursday's treatments. Because he generally runs fever through the night, that will mean he will have high fever for the majority of those days, with little reprieve.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers, calls, emails and cards. They mean so much to us. We can certainly feel the presence of the Lord here in Germany with us. We love you all.