Journal 2018-02-24T15:04:44+00:00

May 2018

Looking Ahead…

By | May 16th, 2018|

Hello all. Mike has been out of the hospital for a little over a week now and has set up shop at Jenny and Ryan's house.  He's doing alright...glad to be out of the hospital with the comforts of "home" around him (ie. Coop dog!), much less pain issues thanks to the pain pump doing it's thang, but still struggling with nausea to the point of not being able to really eat much at all. Yesterday he had an appointment with his oncologist, Dr. Young.  She believes the B-RAF is working based on good shrinkage of his mothership tumor...we'll [...]

Hard, hard news…

By | May 1st, 2018|

Mike was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, April 22nd with fever, nausea, vomiting and loads of pain - side effects from the immunotherapy infusion.  A 5-round course of radiation was ordered to target his main tumor, the mothership, on his back/shoulder which seems to be effecting it's composition.  Also while in the hospital, the doctors ordered a CT scan of his abdominal area to rule out any issues.  What the scan showed was not what any of us wanted to hear.  Numerous tumors had grown in his abdomen.   These were not pseudo tumors that sometimes show up [...]

April 2018

Fever Shmever…

By | April 18th, 2018|

Hi all. Mike had an appointment with his oncologist and completed his 3rd infusion on Monday of this week.  Dr. Young says his side effects, while totally sucky, are normal...which I suppose is what you want to hear, right?  Working on getting the right meds to get his pain under control.  One major side effect has been some all over arthritis and a lot of pain from his tumor and spine lesions which makes for some slow days getting up and at 'em.  He will have a PET scan coming up soon on May 7th.  Docs say it takes [...]

Amazing News…

By | April 11th, 2018|

You guys.  Are you sitting down?  Mike had a follow up brain scan done this morning at St. Dominic's to check up on things in his dome now that radiation is complete, chemo complete and is a few treatments in to his immunotherapy. HIS BRAIN IS CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!! Did you hear me just scream that at the top of my lungs all the way from Indiana?!?!  The lesions that were in his brain are GONE, minus one teeny tiny speck that the doc is fully confident will be on it's way outta there shortly.  Amazingness.  Treatment is working, killing off [...]

March 2018

Immunotherapy Infusion – Round 2

By | March 26th, 2018|

Howdy, all. This morning Mike received his second round of  immunotherapy treatment (the Opdivo/Yervoy cocktail) and had an appointment with his oncologist, Dr. Young.  Young was not surprised about any of the side effects Mike has been dealing with, calling them pretty par for the course.  So that is positive even if his body is feeling whooped up on most days.  Overall a good visit.  Oh, and another positive is that he had his midline removed!  That means no more tubes placed in his arm/chest, etc!!  They are going to try his next infusion just regular IV placed and [...]

Overdue update…

By | March 11th, 2018|

Morning, all. First, THANK YOU for the just completely incredible support you guys have shown!  Special thanks to Fannin Mart Gluckstadt who hosted a Mike Medlock night last week and raised some funds donating a portion of sales for the evening.  So awesome!  Also, thank you to everyone who purchased a #teammikey t-shirt!  Folks will be reppin' Mike strong all over!  We've submitted the order and will let everyone who purchased know when they are in.  The M & M golf tournament will be here before we know it!  Thanks to all who have registered to play in or [...]

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