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Friday, March 12, 2010

The cancer is back a little

They found some white spots that are growing back next to where the tumor had been before. There is some swelling around them, and it coincides with some loss of sensitivity in his right leg. The doctors can move it in certain ways, and he can't tell what they are doing if his eyes are closed.

He has signed up for another experimental trial since the normal treatments are not working. We will find out Monday, hopefully, whether or not he is accepted. The trial is a combination of three medicines that have each shown promise individually, and are being tested together (Accutane, Carboplatin, Vorinostat). The trial has made it to the point where they have backed off on dosage because it was making people too sick. His dosage should be just a notch short of being too sick.

The trial requires he be in Houston a day or two every 4 weeks, so we have made reservations for him to stay in Houston for the next month or so. We will have to make up the rest as we go along.

Obviously, he is disappointed with the results, but he still feels good and his spirits are good. We have a plan to move forward, and he is generally okay so long as we have a plan.

Prayers please.

1 comment:

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. hang in there and know that your family in Christ stands with you!