Marathon for Jason Webb
The past week has been a very long one. As expected the heavy chemo he received just prior to the transplant kicked in and really put him in a downward spiral. He's been in a lot of pain - he developed a rash over much of his body and got mouth sores which are extremely painful and also hurts his throat. He also stays very nauseous. He has been very weak the past few days. He had to have platelets and two units of blood last night to try and boost his numbers.
He now has no immune system and they tell us that he will have to be extremely careful over the next several months - even a cold could be very dangerous for him.
On a lighter note, his sweet wife has tried to make his room as festive as possible since he can't have plants or anything. She made a gingerbread house, put up some little lights and drew a picture on his white board.
We have a ways to go but are grateful to have some of it behind us too.
Thank you all for the love, encouragement, support and prayers that you continue to offer. We have been so very blessed through each of you. We love you! ❤️❤️
Jason was admitted yesterday to begin round 2 of this new series of chemo treatments. He hadn't completely recouped from the first round and it was time to go again. He also has an infection at his incision site so he is receiving antibiotic drips as well. This new series consists of several 1 and 2 hr drips of chemo then a 24 hr one. When that is complete he has to wait 24 hrs to get a shot for his white blood count. We greatly appreciate your continued prayers as he continues to fight this battle with courage and faith. We love you.
Update on my training:
Last Sunday I ran 16miles. It was not an easy run, but I finished in 2:53. I was scheduled to run 18miles this coming Sunday, but have decided to postpone that another week to enjoy the birth of my newest daughter.
There is a lot going on in our family right now, and your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. Thank you all for helping us through this tough time with Jason and Sarah!
Right now I am almost half way into my training. My goal from here is to update you guys on a weekly basis on what's going on. I will post my running schedule (so you can pray for me). I am getting to the point where I will be running longer distances than I ever have. I will also try and update on Jason and their needs.
Sunday was 12 miles, Tuesday was 6 miles, Thursday (today) was 6 miles, Saturday 5 miles, and Sunday 7 miles. My long runs are every other week and go up by 2 miles.
I am getting tired of listening to the same tunes every run, so I am making a new playlist for my marathon. I am taking suggestions for songs that should be added to the playlist. For every $5 you donate to Jason's Gofundme I will take a song suggestion and add it to my playlist. Just write the song title and artist in the notes box when you donate. Thank you all for your support! Keep praying for Jason.