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,