Topic: Update: Sorry for so long
HMM where to begin, so Aug 20th Gordon went in to have a liver resection, surgeon said nope, his liver was in bad shape.
The next week we talked to Javle and Vauthey at mda. They are not giving up hope for surgery. He will be reelvaulated after the next chemo regimin
The chemo regimin was supposed to be FOLFORI AND Erbitux but the insurance wouldnt pay for the Erbitux so he has been on FOLFORI since the end of September. We are heading back to MDA on Nov 18th for scans, appt...yall know the drill...hoping for positive news.
Gordon had his stents removed and a drain put in, he has had no infections. The drain was very hard at first, had to be changed alot. But now my husband is doing amazing. He has lost alot of weight but isn't losing anymore and finally gaining some back...diagnoses 235 now 202. His beliruben is .4 never been this good.
After surgery we were doing alot of back and forth to Houston from austin for procedures for the drain. but discovered we are very happy with a IR in Austin. Very nervous about his next appt but at peace with whatever is said. We have adjusted some to this "new normal" And he hasn't had any pain, problems with the drain or fever in about 6 wks!! This makes this women very happy...priorities do change don't they?
Oh and with this last regimin his CA 19-9 was 27000 now its 6000 going on 4th treatment on MOnday...does this mean its shrinking?? this is good news right? I never paid attention to tumor markers really well on his last regimins....
Location of tumor the surgeon discovered tht the tumor is pushing up against his diaphram which is pushing up again his peracardium. They said it just needs to shrink a little...be we will know more in November.