Aug 31, 2004 - 9:22 pm
Hello Everyone!! I promised you guys that I would let you know how Bob made out with his CT Scan. Well, we were hoping for good news but we got the wind taken out of our sails. The CT results showed that this new chemo regiment he was on is not working and that the cancer is growing. We were so hoping that after all the reports and results of this drugs Avastin doing such a good job and with Bob feeling better the results would be good. Well, we had a gutt feeling as when the Doctor came in the room and Bob asked him well, his face told the whole story. He wants him to start on the last approved drug that is left called Erbitux. He said that he wasn't giving up on him yet as he looks good. Bob said what difference does it make if I look good in a box. I thought that my heart was going to be torn out. He also asked him what if this drug doesn't work then what next. He said that they would do research to see if there are any new drugs available in the clinical trials. Needless to say he is VERY drpressed. He was ready to celebrate the good new at the car show but now he said he doesn't even care if he goes now. He was working so hard getting the cars ready. He was also very happy to get greasy and dirty again. He came home and just sat on the couch. He wouldn't talk to me. I don't know how to get him through this one. He has been down before but nothing like this!! I tried to be strong for him while in the office but broke down a little bit which made me mad at myself. I don't know what to do to help him through this point right now. He said that all the positive thinking and prayers just don't seem to want to help him. He keeps saying what did he do wrong in his life to deserve this. He was alway a kind and helpful person to who ever needed him.
I'm sorry that I have been rambling on. I am just beside myself with worry. I just don't know what to do for him right now. I know that he has to process this in his own way but the way he is thinking it is scaring me alot!!!!!
Can anyone give me even a little advise as to how to help him through this very rough spot?
Has anyone taken or have any info on this new drug ERBITUX? They said that he will have the treatments 1 day a week. It will take 2 hours and then 1 hour of observation before he can leave. He will not be coming home with the pump this time around. I am worried about this first new treatment as he doesn't want me to go with him. I am starting back to work on the Tuesday after Labor day and he wants me to go to work. I am so worried about him right now and I hate to have something happen to him with me not being there.!!!
Does anyone know of or has heard of any drugs being worked on that are in clinical trials?
Again, SORRY to go on like this!!!! Any help or info that anyone might have would be GREATLY appreicated!!!!!! Please keep praying for my hubby!!! Best Wishes and prayers to all of you!!!! Sue