Topic: RE: Jeff - 1st Chemo Infusion today - Oxaliplatin with Xeloda pills
Jeff had his first chemo infusion today @ UCLA. It was Oxaliplatin. He will take the Xeloda pills tonight with dinner. It has only been a couple of hours since the infusion and no side effects yet but I understand it is still pretty early. We are watching him closely, especially because he doesn't usually complain about anything (except LA traffic getting home from Santa Monica at rush hour).
We have arranged for a consultative opinion with Dr. Rick Selby at USC within the next couple of weeks. We are trying to get the OK through insurance. We are also trying to make sure that all of the records and testing information gets to his office. Thank you again, Mark and Jeannemarie for your encouraging story with respect to the USC surgery.
Jeff is also scheduled for an upper and lower GI (endoscopy) coming up in a week. I am dreading the procedure preparation for Jeff (having gone through that myself).
Bob & Nancy (Jeff's Mom & Dad)