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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Results


Well, our doctor, true to his word, called us as soon as he got the report last night. The good news is, there's no blockage. The bad news is, the tumors in his liver have grown quite large, two are about golf ball size. That's not good. Apparently, the Vectibix has done nothing, except make us lose ground. So, Dr. G is going to study over the weekend and call us back Monday afternoon with his recommendations. David was worried that he will never feel better now, and wondered if he should just accept the inevitable, but I do not and will not believe that we are at that bridge to cross yet. Obviously, Vectibix is out of the picture. I hope it works on other people, but it sure did nothing for David. So we will be revisiting some of our old chemotherapy friends, such as 5-FU, Avastin, maybe even Erbitux again. One of the most pronounced side effects of Vectibix is general fatique, so I am hoping that as this gets out of his system, he will start to regain some of his energy. It has been quite disheartening to see how tired he has been in the last couple of weeks, so maybe if we can get the tumors to shrink, let the V. get out of his system, and him be able to eat again, we can get back to fighting this evil. Chemo is a crap shoot. This new drug was supposed to be the end-all be-all in the fight against cancer. Just not for us, obviously.

Thanks for all your kind wishes and prayers. Keep 'em comin!!! We can't give up now, even though we are exhausted, because I feel that we can still come out ahead in this. We have to!!

So, here is another cute cat picture to lighten up this post!!

Have a great Saturday!!!

4 Comments:

  • At Saturday, March 31, 2007, Anonymous Cheryl said…

    Hey! I was wondering if you had been getting my comments. I really enjoyed out long talk last night. I am always here for you, even if it looks as if I am a shut-in! All you have to do is call or just come over. Bring the Goober dog and let her play out back while we visit. I want you to meet our new neighbor Peggy Ziff who lives up at the short end of National next door to Greg Hayes. She is a hoot; you will really like her. Take care and keep your chin up; I have faith that Dr. G. will come up with a solution for David. Love you so much, Cheryl

     
  • At Saturday, March 31, 2007, Blogger St. Elizabeth of Cayce said…

    We're friends of Chris & Katie (in SC) and have followed your family's battle with cancer since David was first diagnosed. We'll continue praying for David, and for you, as you guys re-evaluate therapies. Cancer is indeed evil.

     
  • At Monday, April 02, 2007, Blogger Fuzzy said…

    Our thoughts are always with y'all.

     
  • At Monday, April 02, 2007, Blogger Jason said…

    Jason here, friend of Fuzzy & Erica's. I've also been following David's journey and I'm wishing you the best. I'm glad you have a good doctor (or set of doctors, perhaps) and that you are advocating well for him. That is so important. Keep hope alive and be well.

     

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