Saturday, November 20, 2010

Florida girlz & Goodbye-a Ommaya

The specific bacteria has been identified and after careful consideration, Matthew is having his Ommaya reservoir (the port in his head) removed tonight.  Apparently, infections love to cling to foreign objects, like plastic.  So while the antibiotics are generally effective against the bacteria, one the infection clings on to the plastic port, the only way to get rid of the bacteria is to remove the foreign object.  At this point, we are not going to put it back in.

The girls in Florida are very nice to include Nicole in all of their festivities.  The pix we have been receiving from them have been entertaining us all day.  Tomorrow is their half marathon benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

Jennifer, Katherine, and Heather in their race gear.
Heartfelt letter to cancer on the back of the race jerseys.


Melissa said...

What cute pictures!! How sweet of Nicole's friends to "include" her! Good luck to Matthew tonight! Hope the surgery goes well.

Anonymous said...

No doubt about it, you guys have a great support team!!! We continue to pray for Matthew and everyone involved in fighting this battle. Love to all, amj

The Hitmaker said...

That basket of hush puppies looks delish.
Sayonara, Ommaya port!

Anonymous said...

Thankfully the infection was caught early, and you are absolutely in great hands over at CMH. Praying for a successful port removal and speedy recovery for Matthew.

Weidman Family

Lara V. said...

Glad to see that Nicole had fun after all :)