Monday, September 21, 2009

Counts ok

The wardens at Huntsman let Nick go home around noon on Saturday. Considered trying to still make the fight but we had flights to rebook, hotel to rebook, and hope the tickets to the fight hadn't been resold. Decided to stay home, order pay-per-view and Nick invited his entourage of 9 friends over to watch with him. I reminded Nick that I'm a big believer in that we are where we are supposed to be and being in the hospital may very well have saved him from a life-threatening infection. Don't think he's buying into that theory yet.

He also managed to go horseback riding with Melanie Davis as soon as he got home from hospital. Nick doesn't waste a second! His body is tired, however, and is taking some serious 4-hour power naps during the day. His next adventure will be visiting some friends in Logan (Utah State) later today and then in southern Utah this weekend elk hunting (elk watching, more likely) with some friends.

Grandparents arrive today. Nick has to have an echo today, too. He starts radiation on the 24th; needs to have 25 treatments so we anticipate him finishing up radiation on Oct 28th. I think there may be some changes in his treatment plan as we were all so surprised by his counts bottoming out. His body may not tolerate the plan they have in mind. One day at a time and today is a good one!

Love to all,



Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Lori,
I'm not a betting person - but like you Lori, my faith is also in a loving God who kept Nick away from Vegas and home this weekend. May the scheduled radiation treatments be the silver bullet that eliminates Nick's cancer. Nick is always in my prayers.
May God's good plan for Nick and all who love him continue to be revealed in these trying months ahead. Amen.
Love, aunt Chris

Chris Ulvin said...

Good Morning Nick - Thursday - Septmeber 24th - 2009. The day our Lord has made. Today, tomorrow and in the 23 future radiation sessions ahead, may angels quide the Huntsman's radiation machine to quantum perfect points on your stomach so that all your sarcoma is transitioned to oblivion. Amen.
Love and faith, aunt Chris

Amy and Matt said...

Lori, thanks for posting Nick's website on our CarePage. We will definitely follow his progress. Love that Nick keeps going and going.
Fight on buddy!