Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cancer Doc Day

Assuming we safely made it through the morning traffic today, at this hour we will be at Texas Oncology at Medical City Dallas Hospital. Sandi has blood work to do followed by a visit with her cancer doctor.

After that, we don't know.

Her sinus problem has come back over the last couple of days. The doctor is aware so I don't know if something new that requires us to be down there longer will be done. They were trying to get IVIG approval for a multi hour infusion today. At least, that had been the plan a month ago, but it never happened. Most likely it didn't happen because of the sinus issues. What is supposed to help the immune system can damage it in her case if she is under immune system assault in another area.

And, of course, we still don't know what the plan is to scan her and reimage the cancers  in order to restart chemo. Her body, post radiation, has needed more time to recover than expected as the nerves in her lower back were damaged more than expected. Her cancers have to be reimaged before they can restart chemo and her body has not been up to that yet before now.

So, we could be back on our way home by noon or we may be there for the day.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Best to you both, Kevin. When I began following your travails, I never thought I would know so much about it all myself.

Carol N Wong said...

Hoping for the best.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Patti. I am so sorry for what you two are going through. This is an educational process that none of us ever wanted.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Carol. Appreciate it very much.