Friday, February 24, 2012

Doctor appointment

Mom was released from the hospital on Monday as Dr. Mullin felt that the increased dose of Doxil got her out of immediate danger. On Tuesday she had her appointment with Dr. Porubcin (who was extremely perplexed about her clotting issues - nothing new). The good news is that her CA125 count was in the 20's and the rest of her bloodwork information was also favorable. Dr. P was very happy about that, and as a result isn't going to recommend a chemo treatment just yet. Since there is no Doxil at the moment he would have to have put her on a different drug.

On the news that night there was a story that the FDA announced the availability of a new drug that should curb the Doxil shortage. The replacement drug is called Lipodox. I haven't had time to read up on it, but from what some other articles are saying, it's a good replacement for Doxil.

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