Steve has been resting since we came home yesterday. He is exhausted, possibly the most worn out he's been for the past year.
He has not had any adverse side effects, though. Isn't that wonderful?!
Even more encouraging: He's showing signs of improvement. He has been able to wiggle the fingers on his left hand for the first time in days. With some effort, he's able to lift his left arm higher than his shoulder.
We pray that the decreased symptoms are directly related to the Avastin and CPT-11 combination and that symptoms continue to improve.
Speaking of prayer ...
Our friend Jamie H. has proposed a challenge. Here are her words:
I'd like to repeat a small message I sent to Tyra a few weeks ago. A challenge, maybe. During our church services a while back our pastor asked everyone in the congregation to shout out their own names; after the count of three a very loud, undecipherable noise burst out. Then he asked that we all shout out Jesus at the count of three. And the sound was clear, crystal. This exercise was supposed to show how much more clearly we can be heard by God when we shout in unison. I would like to suggest that everyone say a prayer for our dear, dear friend Steve at noon each day for the next week. That gives everyone a chance to pray in unison, a collective shout for Steve and the entire Damm family ...