wondermom Posted August 30, 2007 Share Posted August 30, 2007 Well, definately progression. There has even been progression since her scan last week. So it has been fast. The past two days she has been having shortness of breath. Another little secret she has been keeping to herself. Her oxygen is at 90% vs. 97-98%. She has a pretty extensive plueral effusion in both lungs which they gave her a diaretic for in hopes that would take care of some of the fluid and help her shortness of breath. She also has extensive spread in her bones. The doc named off so many bones that I couldn't even tell you where they all are. She also has a new met to her liver. Sooo. the plan is to try Alimta and see what happens. The onc, bless his heart, assured us that there are still more options out there and that hopefully this will put things back in check. My dad was in tears before the doctor even came in...it has been that kind of day. My aunt just called me while I was writing this and she pretty much hung up on me because she was so upset. She always calls me to get the scoop because she doesn't want to ask mom and she knows I do all the research. I feel terrible being the bearer of bad news. I just know I have ruined her night but I know I can't keep it from her. UGGGGG. I am exhausted. Time to pull myself up and get on with the next plan. I know mom needs me to be strong. She has told me I am her rock. I know I need to be that for her and I am pround she thinks of me that way. I pray for strenth to help her through. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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