Monday, July 29, 2013

Update on Helen Perdicaris Eady

Charlyne Steele is going to be the contact point with John Eady from this point forward.  This way, John will only have to give the updated status to one person.  Charlyne wil relay the information to me and I will post it.

Recently, while at home, Helen had a hypertension scare and was again hospitalized in Lakeland.  That is now under control, her blood panel is acceptable at this point, and she is enjoying some more time at home, even though she is weak.

On August 9, 2013, she will have a consultation at Moffitt Cancer Center to further explore a bone marrow transplant.  Nothing more will be known until then.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

USAF 7 Summits Team Wrap-Up By Nick Gibson

Nick Gibson, son of Gordon and Jean Gibson, wrote an interesting wrap-up of the team's experiences while climbing Mt. Everest.  You may read his wrap-up at Nick Gibson's wrap-up.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Paul Schiff and Beatty Raymond (Photo)

Beatty Raymond & Paul Schiff

Paul Schiff submitted this photo of Beatty and him at his home in Guilford, CT.  Don't they look great?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Latest Update on Helen Perdicaris Eady From Her Husband

Helen got to come home from the hospital for seven days. She enjoyed just being home and didn't want to go anywhere. She was still weak and not up to her normal standards and desires.

She entered the Lakeland Hospital this morning for 7 more days of treatment and test. If everything goes well she will then be referred to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for Bone Marrow Transplant.

Her phone number at the hospital remains the same except her room number is B668.  Remember, no fresh flowers,fruit or vegetables. Also remember she is listed as Sara Eady.

Thanks to all who called and visited her and especially those of you who stayed overnight with her. During this last seven days any one with the time and desire to spend the night with her, your help would be appreciated.

God continues to let his love and blessings flow.

The Eady Family

Friday, July 5, 2013

Latest update: Awesome News! Helen Perdicaris Eady remains in remission

Joyous news today! Mom’s leukemia remains in remission and clear of cancer!

She was supposed to get the news on Monday July 9th at her scheduled doctor appmt then (2nd marrow biopsy following the initial chemo phase to see if the cancer has stayed gone, and a more telling indicator than the first encouraging test) but Dr. Vugman caught her at the clinic this morning when she had to show up for blood work and decided not to delay the good news of biopsy report any further and also not waiting for today’s blood work results confident that those should also reveal good result. The doctor was tickled to tell her and Dad.

Now she doesn’t have to go through another 30 days in the hospital. Instead on course with best prognosis, she will start just 7 days in the hospital for 3 chemo treatments to polish off anything that might be left.
She doesn’t have to go for the Monday office visit. Just show up for hospital admission on Tuesday for shorter follow-up chemo. The doctor already has set up arrangements for her to be admitted to Moffit in Tampa and get set-up with plans for a bone marrow transplant.

Mom suddenly became very tired yesterday and her feet continue to swell. Appetite is OK. Too overjoyed to even tell the doctor about those things today with the good news. This was after her mammogram on Wednesday showed no breast cancer (last week a knot suddenly appeared on her chest) and this had been an additional worry.

Spirits very high. We are overjoyed and thankful to the Lord for this wonderful news. The best report we could have at this time. Mom is very encouraged to move on with the fight next week and continuing with high hopes. Mom said OK to tell everybody.

Praise the Lord!!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Update on Helen Perdicaris Eady From the Eady's Son, Sean

Helen is home from the hospital for seven days, hallelujah!  She is comfortable and well, all test results look good today.  She has doctor’s appointments Friday and Monday.  Tuesday is back to the hospital for either a week or a month, depending on biopsy results.  Please keep praying for remission to continue!

God bless,


Monday, July 1, 2013

Leon Futch Getting New Hearing Service Dog in Rosemary's Own Words

Leon Futch lost his Service Dog (Dyna) last September due to cancer. His Hearing Dog alerted him to all kinds of sounds that he had a hard time hearing with his hearing disability. She would alert him to his cell phone ringing,doorbell,smoke alarms-if someone would call his name and he couldn't hear it and many other sounds. It was devastating for him, when he lost her. He has re-applied with Rosemary his wife's encouragement and he has been accepted to receive another dog from Canine Companions for Independence. He will receive this dog sometime soon-since she is receiving advanced training in Santa Rosa,Calif. currently to fit Leon's needs.Then Leon and Rosemary will make the trip to Santa Rosa,Calif to pick the dog up. These dogs are amazing and go through two years of training to be able to do what they do for someone that has a disability.Leon has a hearing loss due to many years of being a State of Florida Water Well Contractor and working with his big rigs and high pressure air.This time when we go-we are going to enjoy touring the Sonoma Wine Country .
This update is provided by Rosemary Futch