Apr 11, 2013 - 11:52 pm
Well, his 3rd chemo treatment is almost over, we take the pump back tomorrow. He is still doing very well, still no bad side effects. They had a very hard time w/ his port though. They couldn't get any blood from it, it would come but it was very slow & sluggish so they ended up getting his blood for the blood tests from his arm. The port worked fine for giving the chemo, so he has an appt. next Thursday w/ the surgeon who put the port in to see if there is a problem with it. We were told at his last (2nd) treatment that he has a condition called "cold agglutinin", which I had never heard of, but apparently when his blood is drawn it has to be put in warmed vials because it clots quicker than normal....? Anyone ever heard of this, or had it happen to you? As for the Avastin, he was suppose to be put on it this time, but thanks to the insurance company he has to wait until they approve it, which should take 2-3 days, so I don't know if they'll give it to him tomorrow if it has been approved, or how they'll handle it.