Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chemo Update

So update everybody:
The insurance approved dad's Yervoy!! He gets his first treatment May 7th at 1p. It will take 30 minutes for the infusion, then he comes back for a 2nd treatment 3 wks later. He'll continue to have treatments every 3 weeks for a total of 4 treatments...if he develops serious side effects (other than skin rash) he will have to stop the treatment altogether. There is a 50/50 chance as to whether this treatment will extend his life 10 months or not. 10 months is the longest anybody has survived with this treatment, and right now that's looking a lot better than the 3 months he has right now! Thank you all for your continued love and support!!! His oncologist said side effects won't show up until after his 2nd treatment, so it will be a while before we know if he has to stop it or not. I'm just hoping and praying it will shrink his tumor and work! If not, he is literally out of options. This is his only chance at an extended life.

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