Monday, June 6, 2011

David's update for this week.

David had one final CT scan today and it went well.  We won't get any results from it until next week.  We did find out today that he will not be receiving the HN6 trial drug. No particular reason...his number just didn't get picked, so to speak.  He will, however, still be a participant in the drug trial which means that he will receive increased scans and tests to monitor the cancer's response to regular chemotherapy and radiation.  This type of monitoring is above and beyond  what the normal patient receives so that is a bonus because it will let the Dr's know sooner if the chemo and radiation needs to be adjusted.  The chemo and radiation start next Tuesday.  At this point, he will receive chemo 3 times over 43 days and have 35 days of radiation at the same time so he will remain in the hostel and come home on weekends if able.  The chemo and radiation are an effective way of treating this cancer and we are staying very positive that it will be successful .  The study is trying to determine if one method is better than the other.


We found out  that the drugs to treat the side affects will be costing over $1500.  That was just a little overwhelming but we are sure God will provide.  Yesterday, the transmission went in the car.  I mean, REALLY!!!!  But, I guess better here than down the highway halfway to Saint John. One of our most wonderful friends lent us his vehicle to travel today.  Tomorrow, we car hunt!  If you are wanting to leave a  reply and do not have a blogger account, just chose Anonymous from the options given when you click on reply.  You do have to leave your name in the message though or we won't know who wrote it. (this message was more for my family then my blogging friends :) )  Or you can get a blogger ID for free....you don't have to start a blog to have a blogger ID.

Been up since way early so headed off for tonight.  Quilty stuff soon!!!  Happy Stitching my friends,

10 comments:

Barb said...

You have alot on your plate, will be praying for you.

Mary Lou Casada said...

Praying withyou both and for you both, Shelley!! And agreeing with you on the success of the treatment and the good news today!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Betty Lou said...

Will keep you both in my prayers. Hugs

Quilt Hollow said...

Well, I'm glad there will be a little bit of sunshine in your mailbox this week. Enough said on that subject.

Keep me posted...sounds like things are finally starting to move along after all the waiting and not knowing...prayers sent!!!

Cathi said...

I will keep you both in my thoughts.

QuiltSue said...

Sounds like good news about getting extra scans etc. It means everyone will know very quickly what's going on.

Sorry about the car though - just what you don't need right now.

Sandra said...

Good to hear he is in the trial, anything extra is good! Sorry to hear about the car... you did not need that on top of everything else.
Lifting you up in prayer.
((hugs))
Sandra

Anonymous said...

I have been fighting breast cancer for the last year, chemo, surgery and radiation. i am so very grateful for life and all of my blessings. i hope and will pray for your husband. it is a difficult thing to go through but i have had such kindnesses from people around me. Hope everything goes well for you.

Darlene said...

Sending lots and lots of prayers and good thoughts to you and yours!!! Take good care of yourself. God will definitely provide.

Michele said...

You are both in my prayers!