Update April 6, 2014
Thank you for all of your prayers….they are working.
Patrick finished 2 weeks of therapy on Saturday April 5th…we know The Lord has been watching over him because the level of discomfort that is usually associated with this treatment did not materialize. Patrick was uncomfortable and had some side effects but on a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being bad) his pain was a 3….thank you Jesus!
He will spend the next 3 weeks recovering before going back in for additional treatment.
Feel free to reach out to Patrick he always enjoys hearing from everyone.
Again, thank you for all of your prayers.
Patrick starts anti body therapy at 0900 cst tomorrow (Monday March 4th 2014)….please pray that The anti bodies find their mark, the cancer is destroyed and his pain is minimal….this is a painful treatment. He will be on therapy for 10 hours…we lift our little boy up to the Lord….thank you for all your prayers……we feel them…. they are working.
February 2014 Update…Praise Report!
Thank you all of you who have been praying for Patrick this past 15 months….the prayers are working and his attitude reflects the love he feels from each and everyone of you….God is listening!
Patrick has gone through a significant amount of treatment over the last several months (bone marrow transplant, general radiation and focused radiation along with stem cell transplant..ugh…alot). Through it all he has maintained an amazing attitude about the process and his life…we all can learn a lot from this child, he is wise beyond his years.
Recently he finished all of his scans and tests and we are thanking God for the great results. Before this last round of treatment he had cancer showing in both of his legs, his shoulder, skull and bone marrow. Now he only has a slight amount showing on the top of his skull….this is wonderful news!!!! Thank you Jesus!
He will begin another set of treatment protocols February 28th that will last until the end of August. This protocol will involve experimental treatment known as “Anti-Body Therapy”. What’s involved is the introduction of proteins that attach to the cancer and serve as a marker for the anti-bodies. The anti-bodies will be attracted to the proteins and destroy the cancer cells. This is an experimental and difficult treatment (it is painful because it attacks his nerve endings….think of dental work…exposed nerve…ouch!) that will involve hospital stay of 1 week and 2 weeks recovery, this will go on for 5 rounds. In between we will be giving him home treatments that involve oral medication along with booster shots to help his recovery.
I can not put into words the meaning of his nick name “Capt Courageous” because he is often challenged by what lies ahead but he is always ready to…as he says “do whatever it takes”…..he is our HERO!!!! God Bless him!!!
Again, thank you for all of your prayers they do have great meaning and we do see all the positives they bring into Patricks life.
We love you and thank God for each and everyone of you.
Left the hospital after 5 weeks on Monday!!!!! It is good to be going home. Thank you for all your prayers.
Thank You Texas Childrens Hospital for the fun we had at the Celebration of Champions lunch!!!
Q:Hey Patrick. Merry Christmas to you and all your family. imagine here we were last night or rather, 1.30am watching the rockets game. What do I see but your lovely smiling face. What a treat. You looked awesome on our screen Scotland. So glad we know someone on International TV. Stay safe my sweet. Thinking of you from across the miles. Much love, the Halketts X
WOW! Merry Christmas….I wish I was there…thank you.
Q:Thinking about you Patrick and sending lots of prayers and hugs! Love, Shannon
Thank you….I can’t wait until I can help you at the office!
Q:Prayers from the ushers in your area at the Toyota Center for the Rockets home games. We will hold your seat for you. Fight on big guy. We have our yellow bands on!!!! Praise be to God!!!!
Thank you for all your prayers and for wearing my wrist bands…..I smile every time I see one!
God is good!
Q:Morning Patrick!! This is your friends "The Crew" from Higher Dimension Church in Houston! It's so great to hear how strong you have been. The Crew is constantly praying for you and thinking of great ideas to show our love and support for you! We partner with Chandler Parsons as he shaves his head in your honor. It's your strength that has inspired us all to grow our beards and officially honor you as an honorary member of The Crew!! We can't wait to see you. We love you Patrick! The Crew!!
Thank you for all the prayers….they are working. I’m hoping to be out of the hospital on Monday…I’m very honored to be part of “The Crew” and look forward to meeting all of you.