Topic: It was a good day today!
We got the great news today that Lauren's tumors have all shrunk. She recently started on Oxaliplatin and Xeloda after her last scan showed a new tumor and progression of disease. Her doctor was very happy and so are we. He lowered her Xeloda to 3000mg. compared to 3500mg. because her feet were turning really red on the bottom and getting sore toward the end of each two week cycle. They started giving her magnesium and calcium in IV's today to help with the effects of the chemos. Lauren wanted huge shrinkage and was not happy at first with the news, but when she saw how happy her doctor was, she came around. The rest of us were thrilled for any shrinkage at all!! Thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes. We all feel better about things.
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.