Nov 07, 2012 - 3:46 pm
We were given 2 options today concerning Roberts port. Neither of which is an option that bodes well.
1. Stop all treament at the end of the month, wait 3 weeks, fix the port issue, and wait three more weeks before starting the trial all over again. This means no treatment for 6 weeks and given Robert's history of recurrance/progression with no therapy, his tumors have the chance to get a new grip and grow.
2. Do nothing with the port and risk an infection that could be life-threatening. On the "good" side of this option, since he is not getting "chemo", his immune system is functioning well and blood work is all normal, so he is not compromised there.
Robert voted for option 2, and I agree, but with some apprehension. We have to be extra vigilant about keeping the port covered and watch for infection. but what if the infection starts inside, and you can't tell???
I was NOT too pleased to learn today how the docs and the trial nurse feel about Robert's case. Apparently they think this is Robert's last chance of keeping his cancer from spreading and if this treatment no longer works, then he is out of options.
You can bet your sweet bibby we will be hightailing it out of there if this trial stops working.