Posted by: davidalemmink | March 27, 2009

Friday, March 27

Hi folks,

Today we just returned from Lack’s Cancer Center where David went to get fluids because he was becoming dehydrated from the effects of the new chemo drug they administered for this round.  As I stated before, he was getting Cisplatin, but because he was experiencing many of the side effects that go along with that, Dr. Brinker, switched his drug to Irinotecan.  One of the side effects of this drug is diarrhea, and boy did David experience that!  After 3 days of spending way too much time in the bathroom, I finally called and spoke with Dr. Brinker.  He suggested Imodium A-D and also going back to Lack’s and getting the fluids.  So that’s what we have done.  I will say that half-way through the bag of saline, he started to perk up a bit and hopefully he will continue to feel better.

We are home now and he is in bed sleeping.  Rest is a great help and hopefully he will now be on the mend.

I will continue to post the information about the fundraiser until after April 25.  So many people have already been so generous.  We are so humbled and grateful for the support that is being shown. God is so good!

Pasta Fundraiser In Support of

David A. Lemmink

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

330 Lakeside Drive NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Time:  5:00–8:00 pm  Pasta Dinner

8:30–11:30 pm   Lazy Blue Tunas Concert

Dinner and Concert: $12.50 Adults

$3.00 Children 12 and under

After 8:00 pm, Concert only: $10.00

Beer & Wine donation cash bar available

Coffee, Lemonade and water, included

Both events will have silent auctions and 50/50 raffles

For Tickets please email David’s sister Ellen at:

Mail Checks to:

Ellen Hansen

5693 West Grove Dr. SE

Kentwood, MI  49512

Make checks payable to:  In Support of David A. Lemmink

We look forward to a fun evening and thank you so much for all of your support and prayers.

ALSO, if you are unable to attend the fundraiser and wish to contribute, you can do so at any Fifth Third Bank.  If you do not have a Fifth Third Bank near you, you can mail your check directly to Ellen at the address above, or to:  Fifth Third Bank,  3785 Plainfield Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49525.  Make your check payable to “In Support of David A. Lemmink, #9429″ .

Thank you again!

Love, Connie


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