Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday's Treatment

Today was a longer experience at the clinic. Although we arrived super-early, it took Brad a very long time to get a fever...almost 5 hours. Everyone was determined today to make it happen so after 3 injections of Coley's, his temperature eventually raised to 39 degrees. I expect that Brad will have another evening fever tonight. He left looking very tired and flushed..that often seems to be the sign of another fever round in the evening.

We were speaking briefly this morning about needing to find a massage therapist in the area. Micha very kindly offered his services so Brad & I both received massages this afternoon while we were here in the clinic...it was WONDERFUL!! I believe Micha may be the only man Brad would ever allow to 'rub' him. He is such a wonderful nurse to Brad...I continue to be amazed at the attentiveness and kindness of the staff. They are so quick to meet every need. Now that we have come to know each of them personally, we really work hard to extend our communication...more attempts from them to speak English and more pitiful attempts from us to speak German back. I am SO thankful that God sent us to a place with such unbelivable care...it truly makes a challenging situation so much more bearable. What a blessing.

The boys are back at the house playing one more round of Canasta before we take Bryan to the Banhof in Truchtlingen. Oh, how we will miss him!


Anonymous said...

Brad, Hang in there. I can't imagine how tough those treatments are on you. God is with you every step! We love you and will see you in September. The Rusty Hanna Family.

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

I am so glad to hear that you guys are so blessed with loving people there and back home... God will never cease to love on you. The kids look like they are having a blast.