Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CT Inconclusive

The CT yesterday was only of Sandi’s head and it was inconclusive. That means they can’t determine if the cancer has spread to her brain or not. The doctor wants to talk to the radiation doctor and possibly CT Scan her lower spine to see if the radiation has done anything. She has had ten sessions and remains in severe pain. The radiation also continues to cause other issues and they seem to be getting worse.

The last chance chemo option we thought we had has now been ruled out. He believes it would quickly kill her or put her in a coma if she survived the treatment. It would not stop her cancers or even slow them down. At this point, her only hope is to qualify for some high risk experimental treatment deal and the doctor does not believe that is an option either.

In the meantime, they continue to push a high volume of fluid through her in the hopes of maintaining kidney function. The high volume of fluids also seems to have helped a little bit with her short periods of lucidity, as she was a bit more aware today of things than she has been. She still very much wants to fight, but the doctor was very blunt about the lack of options at this point.

Bringing her back home and making her comfortable here as long as we can does not seem to be a viable option either. It is taking multiple nurses to address issues together as the problems come up and her care is beyond my physical capabilities at this point. Hopefully, over the next couple of days the doctor and all those he consults can figure out something that will give us a little hope.


Jerry House said...

So sorry to hear this.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Jerry.

BPL Ref said...

I'm so sorry. Sometimes hope is all we have left.

Elizabeth said...

So very sorry. (((( Hugs ))))