Mar 12, 2014 - 1:38 pm
After 4 months on the oral med Stivarga (regorafenib), we got the results of Pat's latest CT scan that the drug is not working. So, he was taken off of it. He was in the hospital in Jan for 6 days fighting an infection. A visiting nurse was coming to our home every week to help Pat avoid a return to the hospital. Unfortunately, 2 days ago, he was sent back to the hospital with a new infection in his leg. Plus the last infection in his belly button has returned. Today, Pat was sent for a ultrasound of his kidneys, which really fightens me because his kidneys have not been a issue till now. But, trying not to get ahead of ourselves until we get results back.
Pat would still like to find a clinical trial and we will be going back to Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia to see what options are offered as soon as he feels up to it. Things have been pretty difficult the last few months. Trying to stay positive but somedays it is so hard.