Oct 05, 2011 - 7:12 am
Well, after 4 months of keeping the cancer at bay, a scan (and recent vomiting/pain) revealed that Mike's cancer was no longer responding to the FOLFOX regimen. We figured, since Mike started having a reaction during the administration of the platinum based drug being used. After being hospitalized for dehydration for a week, we met with the nurse who basically said "there's nothing else" they could do. Mike was feeling better after the fluids and basically said he wasn't ready to throw in the towel yet. Thanks to a wonderful doctor (Dr. Ma), he will be starting a new combo that includes an monoclonal antibody on Thursday. I'm not positive of the drugs in the combo, but will post what they are as soon as I get the paperwork. I do know that the tumor has to test negative for the KRAS mutation (condons 12 & 13).
We are so thankful to have a doctor who will honor the wishes of his patient. Mike's not done yet - and he is such a strong human being with a zest for life. He knows that this combo won't save his life and he is OK with just staying stable.
Blessings to all of you,