Jan 11, 2013 - 7:03 pm
Just not sure of the direction we'll be taking. Hubby has been to Wound Clinic and now has a special $50 shoe to wear to relieve pressure on a foot ulcer. Next stop was the Nephrologist. His kidneys are slowly improving, but due to damage done in Emg. room while the idiots tried to insert a catheter, he must now see a Urologist.
Today, we met with the onc at MDA. He is a head/neck and lung specialist. He is very straightforward, which we appreciate. Next week, insurance permitting, hubby will have a second PET/CT(no contrast, thank you) to determine the status of his tumors at this time.(Last one was 2 months ago). He'll then have a lung biopsy to determine if this tumor is a met.
So far, what we've been told is that if the lung tumor is a met, he'll probably receive chemo only, no rads and no surgery. If the lung tumor is a separate cancer, he'll probably receive chemo and possibly rads for H/N, and if feasible, VATS surgery for the lung. In any case, his treatment plan will have to be geared to whatever his heart, diabetes, and compromised kidneys can withstand. We both know there are not a lot of options, so we'll take it one day at a time.
I just know he's very ill and I can do nothing more. There's not much more to say right now, just each of you hug that special person and "Never, Ever Give Up".