MONDAY (1/6/14): Joey is home and doing well. We saw him yesterday at Ethan’s Court of Honor and he’s looking good! His dad shared a photo of Joey when he was in the hospital last week. Joey appreciates the cards and notes from the troop, too. It’s looking like he will have his next round of chemo about Jan 20 or so.
SUNDAY (12/29): Joey is completing his second round of chemo today at Lutheran General. He hopes to be home in time to celebrate New Years Eve. He’s doing well despite the intensity of the treatments. He’ll have about three weeks until his next round of chemo. Stay Strong, Joey! We’re with you all the way…
THURDAY (12/5): Joey has completed his first chemo treatment. He’s feeling pretty good. In fact, he said he wanted to go on a hike! That’s the spirit. Hang in there, Joey.
MONDAY (12/2): Joey began chemotherapy this evening, probably about the same time as the troop meeting. Joey will be in for three days, then out for about three weeks. He’ll go back for another chemo treatment around Christmas that will take five days of hospitalization. He will continue at three week intervals and alternate 3-day and 5-day hospitalizations.
SATURDAY (11/23): Joey got word from his doctors that he has a germ cell tumor. While this is not the news anyone wanted, it is very treatable. The treatment regimen is tough, but Joey is up for it. He will undergo 18 weeks of chemotherapy followed by about a month of radiation. He will need our support and prayers. The good news is that the doctors say that chemotherapy and radiation are very effective against this type of tumor. His chemo will begin after Thanksgiving. Let’s stay positive and help him through it!
SUNDAY (11/17): Joey got out on Saturday and is home now. He’s feeling a lot better. Keep him in your prayers until he’s in the clear.
FRIDAY (11/15) PM Update: Joey is out of ICU and in a regular room. He might come home later today or Saturday depending on how he feels. They are awaiting the results of the biopsy. Please keep him in your prayers and positive thoughts.
THURSDAY (11/14): Joey C is at Lutheran General Hospital. Mr. C has asked me to post this on our site: Joey is being treated for a tumor or mass found on his brain. They are awaiting test results, but they were able to relieve the pressure that has been giving him bad headaches. A prayer (or two) would be most appreciated.