Topic: Unexpectedly wonderful news!
After we went to Mayo in Minnesota at the beginning of February, our hopes of my husband being cured were slim to none...it was the opinion of the Mayo team that Ott's tumor might be held in check, but probably my husband would never be a surgical candidate.
As I mentioned in the introduction thread, we came back to our team at MUSC in Charleston, SC. We began treatment with Irinutecan and Xeloda. After three rounds, we had a new CT scan last Thursday. We were praying that the tumor hadn't grown, and that the suspicious area on the lymph nodes were just residual inflammation from the radiation.
We were absolutely stunned....the tumor had shrunk by about 30%, and had shrunk completely away from one of the blood vessels. They only need it to shrink another 2mm away from the other before he will be a candidate for surgery to remove the tumor and do a liver resection.
He had another round of the chemo that day, and they plan for him to have two more before they do another scan. My job is to try to keep his blood cell counts up as high as possible, so he can keep getting the treatments.
I feel very blessed right now.