Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Next Stage

Yesterday Dennis began the next phase of treatments. It was a pretty intense day with bloodwork, an MRI, doctor visit and an infusion of the trial drug. He takes his chemo at home before he goes to bed.  The MRI report was good and the doctor commented on how well Dennis is doing.

So, for six months Dennis will go in twice a week to get blood work done and have the trial drug administered.  His chemo is a much higher dose but the routine is also different.  He does not take it daily but rather will take it for five days and then be off of it for 23 days. He has tolerated these drugs fairly well. He does get very tired from them and he also gets itchy.

Please pray that he will continue to tolerate them well, that his blood levels stay strong and that he does not pick up illnesses that are so common this time of year.

For those of you on his help team, I'll be posting his driver needs for his doctor's appointments later today.  Thank you to all of you who have helped out in this area.  The doctor told us it will be a long time before he will be cleared to drive so rides are a blessing to us.

Keep praying that these drugs will do their job and kill any remaining cells.

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