Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Update!

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. :(

8 comments:

Carol said...

Hooray! What a blessing! We are praising God with you. Steve and I will continue lifting you up in our daily prayers.

Anonymous said...

Our God is an amazing God!!! I am so happy to hear the good news, that I will continue to pray for today, tomorrow & in the future.
Love to the 3 of you, your friends & families. Xoxoxo

Jeff Hankins said...

That's just amazing!

Kim said...

Rejoicing with you tonight, and praying for counts to rise. Thank you so much for sharing, He is glorified through your testimony

Kim said...

Rejoicing with you tonight, and praying for counts to rise. Thank you so much for sharing, He is glorified through your testimony

Denise Conroy said...

God is SO AMAZING!!!!! We are so excited and overjoyed for you all!!! Praise is name!

Anonymous said...

You truly have an angle watching over you!

Anonymous said...

Amazing just amazing