Monday, August 29, 2011

Treatment this week

Mom had her appointment with Dr. Porubcin this morning and overall the reports were very good. Her CT scan from last week showed that her lymph nodes had reduced in size (compared to the previous scan a couple of months ago) so that was very good news. They didn't do a CA125 count as somehow it didn't get ordered, but we'll get it next time around. It had been going down in the last couple of months so there was no reason to think that it was different. The last count was in the 300 level so that's much better that 6 months ago.

They scheduled chemo for Tuesday afternoon, but then mom called and said that they gave the last bag of Doxil to another person, so they had to order more. We thought the Doxil shortage was taken care of last week but I guess they are still having issues. Hopefully she can get in for a treatment on Thursday, but they will call her as soon as they know. She really doesn't need this hiccup right now since things are going so well.

Dr. Porubcin wants to do two more rounds of Doxil treatments and then another CT scan. If all is well, then maybe she can get a break from the chemo for the winter and see how it goes.

She has been feeling good these last couple of weeks, and her feet have not been that bad either. Red and sore but no blisters.

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