OnleeKittehs StepMom Needz Beamz

Dis landinged in mai emayoz dis moarningfrum Onleekitteh:

Ohai cweenmj.

I gotted sum nawt gud gnus last weekweekweek ‘bout my step-muver in Dallas, TX.  She be hazing “refractory anemia with excessive blasts (RAEB)”.  Dis be next door tu acute leukemia wif 20-40% probability of turning into leukemia.  Treatments start Mundai wif 5 days of treatments, den wait free weeks den 5 days of treatments.  Treatments be too types uv shots of chemo-type drugs, but not directly intu veins.  Dr. blood-cat won’t know anyfing fur sure fur bout tu munfs, but hur chanses are pretty gud (even at 81).  Gud gnus iz its nawt full leukemia and her haz fiery, red-headed attitude to beet dis nasty stuffs.  Can ai haz beems and hugz to Dallas?  Thxbye.

OnleeKitteh

Matt’z Memorial, Addendum

Dis caminged in mai emayoz deh uzzer day frum BOM-MOMME adn I furgot tu posting it.  😳 so heer it iz now.  Hope iz not tu late.

I don’t want to step on toes since I think the Minutes of Silence is a wonderful idea. Kathy made a comment about wanting to find the tribute pictures that were made for Matt, maybe during the silence, those who made the pictures could list the link so Kathy and anyone else can find them.

Lauri da bom momme

Memorial furr Matt

heer are teh balloons for teh baloloon releese tomorrow after teh 2 minnits ob silense for matt.

@ ¤ § Ф ξ ά φ ς @ ¤ § Ф ξ ά φ ς @ ¤ § Ф ξ ά φ ς @ ¤ § Ф ξ ά φ ς

tehy are in many shapes, sizes an colurs. also heer are markers for riting a messij on tehm.

reminder: dis will being at 4am Cheez time, 7am Pafisik time (also burfday fairy time), 10am Eestern time, 3pm TTI time, an 4pm Yoorup time. for 2 minnits plz only to post a blank commint (poynty brakket ober teh comma, poynty brakket over teh peryud, sumwun plz correkt me if dis iz rong) or Matt’s name. after, we will releesing teh baloloons into teh meddow. kthx. (dis messij will repeet on teh nekst LOL so evreewun kan getting teh baloolns.)

oh, an if yoo kannot being tehr at taht time, yoo kan come ober later an relees yor baloloon wen eber wurks for yoo.

And dis b frum deh Fais Book cheezeepeepz groop:

July 27th Matt, Elsa_Mama’s 14 year old son, lost his 10 month fight aganst leukaemia. Throughout this time Elsa_Mama, and Matt, showed great strength and dignity, kept strong by their faith.

Elsa_Mama sought light relief in ICHC, and we took her to our hearts and many of us cried with her when we heard of Matt’s passing.

A funeral mass will be held for Matt on Saturday 1st Aug at 9.30am, Chicago time. As so few of us can be there in person, I propose we show our respects at the nearest timed LOL – that will be 2am (ICHC time) /10am(EST)/ 3pm(TTI)/ 4pm(Rest of Europe).

WordPress won’t let you post an empty comment, so we can’t do a 2 minute “Silence” as such, instead please post just the name “Matt”, in a separate comment box, for the first 2 minutes of the LOL. I will post an explanation, similar to this, as the first comment.

Ruth/Ambercat

Matt Lozez Deh Battlol

kimkiwi says:

Ohai cheezfrenz. has jist got notificated taht Elsa_Momma’s braev and mutch loved bebbeh Matt haz passed awae.

Ai hazza big sad.

kimkiwi says:

Heer is copy of teh notification:

After 10 months of bravery and strength Matt has gone to be with his Heavenly Father. He passed quietly in his sleep.

His fight is over, his pain is gone, he is at peace.

I love him so very much.

Is on http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mathewrheintgen

Matt Update

BOM_MOMME says:

Just got the latest on Elsa_Mama’s Matt
Well, OK. Matt’s white blood count went up from .3 on Monday to 1.8 today. This is the first time it has gone up in almost 3 months. The hospice nurse says – that number does not make any sense. But, this is what we were looking for with the new treatment. So, that is good news. 30% of those white cells are immature blasts (bad white cells) – but that still leaves him with about 1/4 the normal amount of white cells. A huge improvement.
What does this mean? I do not know. No one knows. We do know that Matt is still VERY sick. More blood was drawn and Dr. Canner will be looking at it tomorrow and talking with the doctor with the new treatment.
There is still concern about the pressure in his brain and how to treat the blasts since he is so sick. But, something is happening and I choose to be excited about it. More tomorrow.

Matt at Home

Dis b frum Bom_Momme via deh emayoz:

Hello Everyone.  Not much to report.  Matt is much happier at home and out of the hospital.  He seems to be doing better at home.  But since I do not know what “should be” happening I do not know how to judge what IS happening.

All that matters is that Matt is alert, appears to have more energy.  He thinks the growth in his mouth may be smaller – it is not larger.  He got red blood and platelets on Friday.  We will have to see if he can keep the numbers up by himself.

Matt’z Noo Therapy

BOM_MOMME says:

Ai haz had da honor ob keepin da peeps yupdated on EM”s boi Matt. Jus gotted dis new yupdate. :smile:

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful messages. It helps to know how much everyone loves my dear boy!

Matt is much happier out of the hospital. He is still tired but much less agitated.

Most important – Matt is starting a new antibiotic therapy today. It is based on a the life work of a now retired infectious disease doctor that the mutation that causes AML is due to a bacteria in the cell. The antibiotic is readily available and is used for drug resistant TB. This is an unproven theory – but I am an optimist and we should see results quickly. Matt took his first dose this afternoon.

The traditional therapies have failed – it is time to start with the new. Pray pray pray pray and hope til it hurts!!

Life is the biggest scariest rollercoaster of them all — but I think Matt is up to the ride.