Saturn_Bound Posted May 10, 2021 Share Posted May 10, 2021 Hi All, I am with my mom at her 3rd round of taxotere/cyramza infusion. We saw the onc today and she is concerned because my mom's condition seems to be worsening rather than improving. She is using more oxygen throughout the day...she needs the oxygen to get dressed, brush her teeth etc. She also has these INSANE cough attacks twice a day that are a little scary. Also, she has lost about 10 pounds in a month because her appetite has gone down a lot--- we are going to supplement her calories with Ensure. I asked the question "is there a possibility my mom will get back to a place where she can walk more, and her condition improves?" and the oncologist said, "usually with stage 4 disease we see the condition worsen over time, not usually the other way around". Suffice to say it wasn't what we wanted to hear, but here we are. She has a new pet scan in 2 weeks to see whats going on exactly. From there if it is definitive that the chemo is not working the doc said we will move on to a combo of 2 different immunotherapies. (Keytruda had worked for about 4-5 months before the last progression, this time it will be a different type of immunotherapy) I feel strange. Sad that we might be running out of options soon, but somehow still a little hopeful. I know the doctor is trying to be radically honest but its hard to accept her condition cant improve a little if we find something that works. -Mariella, concerned daughter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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