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A bit of good news….

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    snow white
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      Hi everyone, I think its important to share any bit of good news on here to keep spirts up.

      I spoke to Dads doc yesterday and they got Dad CT scan back (full body).  There were no new tumors and it looks like the ones in his spleen are dwindleing.  The Pet scan showed lots of tumors in the spleen, but the ct scan before starting Opdivo showed about 12 tumors.  Well the current CT showed only 5!!!  So it looks like Dad is responding to the drugs.  Dads blood work is a little concerning, his platelets are down to 77, so they couldn't do his treatment on Tuesday.  He will retest agian next week and hopefully the number will be up enough for him to get his infusion. I believe he is getting his spinal puncture done next week as well.  We are still headed to see Dr. Hamid on monday, so will update after that.

      one day at a time……..

      xo Jen

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        Casitas1
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          That’s great news!
          Casitas1
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            That’s great news!
            Casitas1
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              That’s great news!
              Buddy0513
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                Wonderful news!!! I hope things keep going in the right direction. Hang in there!
                Buddy0513
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                  Wonderful news!!! I hope things keep going in the right direction. Hang in there!
                    snow white
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                      Thank you!  Me to πŸ™‚

                      snow white
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                        Thank you!  Me to πŸ™‚

                        snow white
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                          Thank you!  Me to πŸ™‚

                        Buddy0513
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                          Wonderful news!!! I hope things keep going in the right direction. Hang in there!
                          debwray
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                            Hi Jen,

                            You were due some good news. Thanks for posting.  Sounds like a busy week coming up..but really great to hear that some tumours are gone..and others are shrinking. Hope nivo manages to nuke the rest of them. Its still in his system.. And working quietly behind the scenes..

                            Best of wishes

                            Deb

                              snow white
                              Participant

                                Thanks Deb! You are so right we did need some good news, it has definitely boosted our spirits!  Unfotuantely, Dad has a bad head cold, but overall he is doing fairly well :). Hoping that the nivo is doing its thing while he builds platelets.  Hope you are hanging in there and that your numbers are moving in the right direction.

                                xo Jen

                                snow white
                                Participant

                                  Thanks Deb! You are so right we did need some good news, it has definitely boosted our spirits!  Unfotuantely, Dad has a bad head cold, but overall he is doing fairly well :). Hoping that the nivo is doing its thing while he builds platelets.  Hope you are hanging in there and that your numbers are moving in the right direction.

                                  xo Jen

                                  snow white
                                  Participant

                                    Thanks Deb! You are so right we did need some good news, it has definitely boosted our spirits!  Unfotuantely, Dad has a bad head cold, but overall he is doing fairly well :). Hoping that the nivo is doing its thing while he builds platelets.  Hope you are hanging in there and that your numbers are moving in the right direction.

                                    xo Jen

                                  debwray
                                  Participant

                                    Hi Jen,

                                    You were due some good news. Thanks for posting.  Sounds like a busy week coming up..but really great to hear that some tumours are gone..and others are shrinking. Hope nivo manages to nuke the rest of them. Its still in his system.. And working quietly behind the scenes..

                                    Best of wishes

                                    Deb

                                    debwray
                                    Participant

                                      Hi Jen,

                                      You were due some good news. Thanks for posting.  Sounds like a busy week coming up..but really great to hear that some tumours are gone..and others are shrinking. Hope nivo manages to nuke the rest of them. Its still in his system.. And working quietly behind the scenes..

                                      Best of wishes

                                      Deb

                                      debwray
                                      Participant

                                        Hi Jen,

                                        You were due some good news. Thanks for posting.  Sounds like a busy week coming up..but really great to hear that some tumours are gone..and others are shrinking. Hope nivo manages to nuke the rest of them. Its still in his system.. And working quietly behind the scenes..

                                        Best of wishes

                                        Deb

                                        debwray
                                        Participant

                                          Hi Jen,

                                          You were due some good news. Thanks for posting.  Sounds like a busy week coming up..but really great to hear that some tumours are gone..and others are shrinking. Hope nivo manages to nuke the rest of them. Its still in his system.. And working quietly behind the scenes..

                                          Best of wishes

                                          Deb

                                          debwray
                                          Participant

                                            Hi Jen,

                                            You were due some good news. Thanks for posting.  Sounds like a busy week coming up..but really great to hear that some tumours are gone..and others are shrinking. Hope nivo manages to nuke the rest of them. Its still in his system.. And working quietly behind the scenes..

                                            Best of wishes

                                            Deb

                                            BrianP
                                            Participant

                                              That is some great news.  Thanks for posting.  Hopefully this is a sign of more great news to come.

                                                snow white
                                                Participant

                                                  Thanks Brian.  I am hoping the same!

                                                  xo Jen

                                                  snow white
                                                  Participant

                                                    Thanks Brian.  I am hoping the same!

                                                    xo Jen

                                                    snow white
                                                    Participant

                                                      Thanks Brian.  I am hoping the same!

                                                      xo Jen

                                                    BrianP
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                                                      That is some great news.  Thanks for posting.  Hopefully this is a sign of more great news to come.

                                                      BrianP
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                                                        That is some great news.  Thanks for posting.  Hopefully this is a sign of more great news to come.

                                                        Bubbles
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                                                          That's great, Jen.  Like Brian said, I hope this is just the start of a very positive trend for your dad!!! c

                                                          Bubbles
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                                                            That's great, Jen.  Like Brian said, I hope this is just the start of a very positive trend for your dad!!! c

                                                            Bubbles
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                                                              That's great, Jen.  Like Brian said, I hope this is just the start of a very positive trend for your dad!!! c

                                                              keepthefaith11
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                                                                Jen, wonderful news! May I ask what the status of the brain mets are?

                                                                Annie

                                                                  snow white
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    Hi Annie. Every thing in the brain right now is dead or dying, except for the teeny tiny spot that was questionable on the latest CT.  Looks like the Gamma Knife and craniotomy did its job.  Next week he will get a spinal tap to check for Lepto and another ct in 6 weeks along with possible 2 more spinal taps to rule out Lepto.  Hope you are well.j

                                                                    xo Jen

                                                                    snow white
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Hi Annie. Every thing in the brain right now is dead or dying, except for the teeny tiny spot that was questionable on the latest CT.  Looks like the Gamma Knife and craniotomy did its job.  Next week he will get a spinal tap to check for Lepto and another ct in 6 weeks along with possible 2 more spinal taps to rule out Lepto.  Hope you are well.j

                                                                      xo Jen

                                                                      snow white
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Hi Annie. Every thing in the brain right now is dead or dying, except for the teeny tiny spot that was questionable on the latest CT.  Looks like the Gamma Knife and craniotomy did its job.  Next week he will get a spinal tap to check for Lepto and another ct in 6 weeks along with possible 2 more spinal taps to rule out Lepto.  Hope you are well.j

                                                                        xo Jen

                                                                      keepthefaith11
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                                                                        Jen, wonderful news! May I ask what the status of the brain mets are?

                                                                        Annie

                                                                        keepthefaith11
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                                                                          Jen, wonderful news! May I ask what the status of the brain mets are?

                                                                          Annie

                                                                          jbronicki
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                                                                            So glad to hear and good job to you for being such a good caregiver and information source to your dad πŸ™‚

                                                                              snow white
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                                                                                Thank you Jackie, I really appreciate that!  I am trying my best πŸ™‚

                                                                                snow white
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                                                                                  Thank you Jackie, I really appreciate that!  I am trying my best πŸ™‚

                                                                                  snow white
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                                                                                    Thank you Jackie, I really appreciate that!  I am trying my best πŸ™‚

                                                                                  jbronicki
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                                                                                    So glad to hear and good job to you for being such a good caregiver and information source to your dad πŸ™‚

                                                                                    jbronicki
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                                                                                      So glad to hear and good job to you for being such a good caregiver and information source to your dad πŸ™‚

                                                                                      Scooby123
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                                                                                        So pleased for your dad treatment working . God bless

                                                                                        Scooby x

                                                                                        Scooby123
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                                                                                          So pleased for your dad treatment working . God bless

                                                                                          Scooby x

                                                                                          Scooby123
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                                                                                            So pleased for your dad treatment working . God bless

                                                                                            Scooby x

                                                                                            _Paul_
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                                                                                              Jen this is fabulous news. Any win against this stupid disease is a great victory. It is winning one mare battle in the war. Take that melanoma!

                                                                                              Maybe we will see one another in the clinic. I will be wearing a grey Tesla hat. It would be great to say hi!

                                                                                              – Paul

                                                                                              _Paul_
                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                Jen this is fabulous news. Any win against this stupid disease is a great victory. It is winning one mare battle in the war. Take that melanoma!

                                                                                                Maybe we will see one another in the clinic. I will be wearing a grey Tesla hat. It would be great to say hi!

                                                                                                – Paul

                                                                                                _Paul_
                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                  Jen this is fabulous news. Any win against this stupid disease is a great victory. It is winning one mare battle in the war. Take that melanoma!

                                                                                                  Maybe we will see one another in the clinic. I will be wearing a grey Tesla hat. It would be great to say hi!

                                                                                                  – Paul

                                                                                                  tschmith
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                                                                                                    Yah Dad!!!!  I hope next week goes well for you and him!

                                                                                                    Terrie

                                                                                                    tschmith
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                                                                                                      Yah Dad!!!!  I hope next week goes well for you and him!

                                                                                                      Terrie

                                                                                                      tschmith
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                                                                                                        Yah Dad!!!!  I hope next week goes well for you and him!

                                                                                                        Terrie

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