Topic: UPDATE ON HUSBAND
It's been so long since I have posted. Things have been crazy here as I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about.
Brief history - husband diagnosed with cc with mets to liver (large mass) and lymph nodes - he's 41 -
We are in Columbus, Ohio and he is in a trial at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State U. He is on Xeloda, Taxol and Carboplatin. The first month he did ok until about 5 days into the Xeloda. He left for a golf trip to Pinehurst, NC and ended up in the ER the next day with severe diarrhea, temp. of 102.9 and extremely low white cell count. I drove through the night to get there and he ended up in the hospital there for 11 days. He didn't eat for 5 days. His white cells finally came up after a shot of Nupagen even though the Drs. don't seem real big on that drug.
Anyway, we came back to Ohio and our Dr. here gave him 3 weeks off chemo to get his stomach back to normal. He's supposed to start back up with the chemo tomorrow. They are cutting the Xeloda dose by 50% (he was on about 4,000 mg. a day which I knew was so high) and they are cutting the Taxol and Carboplatin by 25% so hopefully he can tolerate it better this second round.
His stomach still isn't back to normal (bowel habits........) Dr. Saab said his stomach had to be "normal" to start back up so I don't know if they will have him start tomorrow or not. I think that is one of the criteria for being on this trial. You can't be off for more than 3 weeks. We'll see what he says tomorrow I guess.
He's feeling good though, is golfing and doing his normal thing. I'm just trying to get his weight back up with Ensure Plus. He is really trying to eat healthy but it's hard to get his weight up with him doing that now.
We went to Florida last week for the kids spring break (2 kids, 13 and 15) and had a great time.
Just wanted to update everyone and hope everyone is getting good news out there.
Love and prayers to all of you!