Nova Posted May 11, 2007 Share Posted May 11, 2007 Harry got the results of his newest scan and MRI this morning. His head is still empty!--(no signs of cancer having spread there), and the main tumor has shrunk almost 60% in size. That's not quite as good as what they told us to expect with the first round of chemo, but it's sure a lot better then it not having shrunk at all, so we'll take it! They've also changed his chemo for next time. He'll still be getting the type that makes your hair fall out,(etopicide)....(sp?) but they've changed the other one to "Car-something",(I have to look it up)-- so he shouldn't get quite as sick with it. He's had so much trouble with nausea, that they finally contacted the dumb doctor that had ordered the IV antibiotics while he was in the hospital, and lo and behold, she had forgotten all about him, didn't remember ordering the stupid medicine to begin with, and he could have been taken off of it about 2 weeks ago... all that throwing up for nothing.... I wanted to wring her neck. Because he's been on that for so long, and nauseated for so long, it's casuing his kidney's to mess up a little, but they think that will straighten out once the antibiotics get out of his system. It has also caused more fluid to build up around his bad lung, but then again, they think that will get a little better too. He gets another 3 week vacation from chemo, so he can try and gain a little weight back, and get some strength built back up. So, all in all, it wasn't as good as I had hoped for, but not as bad as it could have been either, so we're thankful! Thank you all for the prayers! Nova Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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