Brief update as Ryan is getting a few things done to him by his nurse...
1.) We met with the doctor this afternoon. He is pumped and thinks that Ryan's prognosis is just amazing and miraculous! The fact that it is out of the lymph nodes is really, really encouraging. He said that we're starting to enter into "uncharted waters" because there are so few Stage IV cholangiocarcinoma patients that reach this point.
2.) For the time being, we are going to do four more cycles of 5FU/Erbitux before we do more scans - this will make the next scans sometime around mid to late October. He might be restaged at the next scans.
3.) Around the bend: pending the results of the NEXT scans, we are going to look at possibly meeting with a surgeon (!!!!) to get the rest of the tumors OUTTA there. <--- That means REMISSION, folks!
4.) Unfortunately, Ryan's counts are so low that we are not able to do treatment this week. He is going to get 3 neupogen shots this week and we'll try again next week - yes, that means another trip to Chicago. :(