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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New treatment

Well, we heard from the doctor today and he wants to start David on Erbitux, the drug that broke out his face so badly, and Camptosar, the one that made him so sick that he couldn't get out of bed. Needless to say, that was quite upsetting. We started discussing the quality of life issue and all, whether or not it was worth being that sick at the possible end of your life. But we had discussed it and decided that he would give it a try and the doctor called us back today (the nurse actually called yesterday with the news) and said he realizes that HE should have called us because he knows we were going to have second thoughts about it. But one thing he said was that when David was on Camptosar before, he was on it every week for eight weeks. This will be every three weeks of Camptosar and every week of Erbitux. So, to let the Vectibix from last week get out of his system and hopefully make him feel better, he will be starting the new protocol next week.

So, that's the deal. We are cautiously optimistic again. We're not stupid, but if we can get the liver tumors under control, then we can work on building back up his immune system. And we are going to change our diet, knock out meat, eat more vegetables, and start juicing again. And of course, we would never eat baby kittens if they were on our plate!!!!
I appreciate all of the prayers and good wishes. Keep 'em coming!!!


  • At Tuesday, April 03, 2007, Blogger Waldie's World said…

    i hear kittens taste like cupcakes and when you bite into them have the texture of peaches.

  • At Wednesday, April 04, 2007, Anonymous Katie's Mom said…

    No, actually, kittens taste like chicken...

    Tricia, know that you and David are daily in our prayers. Call if/when you need someone to talk with.

  • At Wednesday, April 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    David and Tricia, my heart and prayers go out to you. I kind of know what your conversations about the future have been like- having "worst case scenario" conversations with Joey every time he deploys to a foreign country-it only makes me wish i had some magic to take this away from you but you are two of the stongest people I know. my thoughts are with you often thoughtout every day.
    i love you both very much and look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks. Susan


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