Mar 16, 2012 - 11:14 pm
Just another update. Dad just finished week one of the rad/chemo combo. He is having radiation every day and chemo (Taxol/Carboplatin) infusion every wednesday. So far so good, except for being a little tired he hasn't had any symptoms. He did fast for 48 hours before the chemo and 6 hours afterwards, so maybe this did help after all! I'm sure we won't know until we are farther along in this. (He only lost 1 pound in the fasting and the doctors were all very supportive of this as long as he didn't lose too much weight.)
The portland VA has been amazing so far - put my Dad up in an apartment connected to the hospital - and even let myself and my son stay there with him for a few days. OHSU has also been very kind - doctors from both hospitals are part of our "team." Dad has to walk a good hike across the skybridge to OHSU everyday, but so far everything has been going smoothly.
He seems to be worried about the surgery (and the feeding tube after the surgery) the most at this point. I keep telling him to take it one day at a time.
Hmmm..okay, that's it for now. Sending good healing thoughts out....