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Sunday, February 21, 2010

This is the best he has felt in months. The extra week off of chemo has allowed his system to clear, and he is full of energy and drive. He is hanging out with his friends from church this afternoon and plans on playing video games at the building.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

He hasn't started his next chemo cycle as scheduled this week, and probably won't until next week. The doctors haven't agreed on what to do next. Tony is feeling pretty good, but gets tired easily...mostly due to months of near-inactivity.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

He is feeling and acting better, but not fully back to normal yet. The added fluids seem to have helped a lot.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

He has become very dehydrated from the side effects of his medications. He is dry enough, that they can't take blood samples for testing.

He is being given fluids through an IV and we will probably delay the start of the next chemo cycle. Apparently, this is not uncommon for the chemo medicine he is on.

More later...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Despite the fact that the chemo and minocycline are making him really sick, the doctors in Houston want him to continue taking them in the next chemo cycle with some different medication that may manage the side effects better. Needless to say, Tony isn't excited about that. He is going to see an Anchorage doctor today because he still isn't feeling well despite having quite the chemo a few days ago.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

We called the doctor, and were instructed to discontinue the chemo and the minocycline since he was so sick from it. He feels waaaaay better already. We will consult with the doctors on Monday to figure out what to do next.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The side effects really have him feeling bad. Hopefully things will subside when he ends this chemo cycle on Sunday. The new medicine, minocycline, may be the culprit.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

He does not have a blood clot in his leg. The ultrasound shows no clots. There was some concern because his feet were of them more than the other.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

He had an ultrasound on his leg today. One of them hasn't been feeling right, so they are checking to see if it has a clot. We don't know the results of the test yet.