Jan 03, 2013 - 1:09 am
Well, we're marching forward here, just at a snail's pace. Hubby has Cardio appt. tomorrow. I really think a mistake was made when they removed all but a fraction of his diuretics in the hospitalization. Feet and legs still severly swollen and urination starting to dwindle(urine is dark brown also). Blood pressure still pretty low. I could never figure out why he was on BP medicine in the first place. His body sure isn't missing the removal of it.
We see the Endocrinologist on Friday. Surprisingly, the reduction of his insulin is keeping his blood sugar stable. Of course, this could be because he's hardly eating anything.
I tried to make an appt. with one of the Nephrologists who saw him in the hospital(there were four, but we liked this one), and his first available appt. isn't until March. So, I'm waiting for a call from the ofc. mgr. to see if they can fit him in sooner, like next week.
And last, but certainly not least, we have a consultation with an onc at MDA on Jan. 11.
And, of course, he still has all those teeth to deal with.................................so for right now, Depression reigns around here. We both know all the many obstacles he is facing. He is convinced that his body won't withstand the chemo and rads, and he may be right. I guess time and the doctors will tell. I know the importance of a good attitude and I "push" it on him constantly.
I remember one of the many doctors involved so far saying that his is an "old cancer". I assume this means he's had it for some time, but just didn't rear it's ugly head to become visible.
Are there many of you who had lung mets diagnosed at the same time as tongue and neck lymph nodes? I sort of got the impression that the lung mets appeared(if they do) after the cancer had progressed significantly. Of course, since no biopsy has been done yet, it may be a different cancer.
Please send some good vibes our way. Thank you for all your help.
P.S. My daughter is still doing okay, but her platelets have still not come up enough to restart Avastin(still on Xeloda only). I think her next CT is in a couple of weeks. She's been fighting for 4 years+ now.