Remembering Dave Posted April 6, 2005 Share Posted April 6, 2005 Dave's radiation oncologist, Nurse, Ruth, is one awesome lady. Even though his bone scan was done at a private hospital not affiliated with the big medical center they work for, Dave dropped the CD of the bone scan and chin xray off to them on Monday and she had the radiation oncologist read it. She called me on my cell this morning on my way in. I had to call her back TWICE to make sure I got it all right. Anyway, he has a spot on his skull above his left ear. I said, oh, that makes sense, that's where the brain tumor is. She said, well, now "they" don't think that's a brain tumor. it looks like it's a skull met, just like the sinus met he had, and it's pushing into the brain therefore it showed up on the brain MRI. ("they" did tell Dave the brain tumor was on the "surface" of the brain). Would I rather him have a skull met than a brain met? YOU BETCHA. Give him some radiation treatments and zap that baby off the face of the earth! His cancer seems to respond REALLY well to radiation! Now on to the spine, pelvic bone, left hip. Spine and left hip: not enough uptake to be remarkable. In other words - SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION, ALMOST GONE!!! PELVIC BONE - NED. NOW, DAVE HAS ONLY HAD THREE OUT OF SIX CHEMO TREATMENTS DUE TO LOW PLATELETS, AND HE GOT THESE RESULTS. GOD, YOU HAVE ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO DO SO!!! I LOVE YOU GOD. On Monday Dave gets a full body CT scan. I pray the liver met is now gone, and everything else is NED!!!!!! NOW, FOR SOME BAD NEWS, BUT BAD NEWS WITH AN EASY SOLUTION. Dave went in for labs and procrit shot today, and his platelets had plummeted to 29,000! and his red blood was 8. So, he's going to the hospital this afternoon for a platelet and plasma transfusion. I'm glad. Someone tell me if I'm crazy, but I'm glad it's low enough this time for a transfusion, because we are solving the problem, not just sitting and waiting for it to rise. Although his shot up fairly fast week before last. He's probably going to have to spend the night, but he's getting his Dad to bring him the laptop, so he can get on line from the hospital and post. I should have waited for him to post his good news, but I was so excited I couldn't wait! SORRY, DAVE for stealing your thunder. I'm actually looking forward to a nice relaxing evening in Dave's hospital room with him. another one of our romantic dates! God Bless, Karen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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