Aug 03, 2010 - 8:37 pm
Basketcase wife checking in here. Charlie had his 4th of 7 erbitux treatments today. He didn't get taxotere today because his mouth and lips are broken out and doc wanted him to have a week with the magic mouthwash to heal it up. But, his blood counts are still pretty good, rbc was in normal range, wbc and platlets down a little but that's to be expected. But the lump on his back is all but gone! Praise the Lord! Doc said, "that's pretty dramatic", and was smiling when he said it! Thanks for all your prayers and continued ones. Fortunately, he hasn't had much problem with the rash so far. He's got a little breaking out here and there but we are armed and ready with the drugs if and when it shows up. Oh, and speaking of that our onc. told us from the beginning that for some reason the rash seems to be a regional thing seen in the southeast from about Nashville, TN to Charleston, SC and down; that it's seen a lot in that region. Weird, huh? Also, looks like we'll be able to get ins. through his work after all; a little more than we thought about $800/mo but that's $152/mo. cheaper than I can get it if I did cobra. So every little bit helps. Hope everyone's week is going well and God Bless!
Jan and Charlie