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Curtis and Tav

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Update.. and Hernia :(

So, we met with the oncologist today at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Since the treatment is working, they would like to continue his current treatment. We are trying to figure out if we can do some treatments here and some in Salt Lake at Huntsman. If we leave Huntsman, then Curtis will have to be taken off the trial drug, and it may be working. But, we like the nutritional support they offer here. His iron and Vitamin D levels are low, so they started him on supplements for that as well as fish oil. Statistics show that 40% of cancer patients actually die from malnutrition rather than cancer itself. But we are not sure yet if he can have treatment here every other treatment and still participate in the trial..

Also, we were changing Curtis' ileostomy bag this morning and noticed a bulge behind his ostomy. We had a ostomy nurse look at it today and it is a hernia which will eventually require surgery. How soon he will need surgery, we don't know. He will have to stop his chemo for 6 weeks and 4 weeks after the surgery.. We will have a consult with a surgeon when we get back to Salt Lake about the hernia..

On a good note, we found out that the lesions on his liver are essentially undetectable now :)

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad to hear the liver is doing better!!! I bet he's feeling a bit warmer in AZ too. Love ya!