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Quick update, a little bit of good news

Forums General Melanoma Community Quick update, a little bit of good news

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    shellebrownies
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      Don had his chemo treatment yesterday afternoon/evening and he tolerated it extremely well. His liver function tests that Dr. Lawrence had ordered did show a drop in the high levels, but was not stable enough to earn him a reprieve on the trial, so they went ahead with the chemo.

      His pain at this time is extremely well managed but is IV; the pain management team still have to figure out a way to get him this level of control with oral medications. Well, we take one step at a time, right? : )

      Michelle, wife of Don, Stage IV

      Don had his chemo treatment yesterday afternoon/evening and he tolerated it extremely well. His liver function tests that Dr. Lawrence had ordered did show a drop in the high levels, but was not stable enough to earn him a reprieve on the trial, so they went ahead with the chemo.

      His pain at this time is extremely well managed but is IV; the pain management team still have to figure out a way to get him this level of control with oral medications. Well, we take one step at a time, right? : )

      Michelle, wife of Don, Stage IV

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        FormerCaregiver
        Participant

          Thanks for the update on Don. That is certainly encouraging news. Taking one step at a
          time is what's needed at the moment.

          Take care

          Frank from Australia

          FormerCaregiver
          Participant

            Thanks for the update on Don. That is certainly encouraging news. Taking one step at a
            time is what's needed at the moment.

            Take care

            Frank from Australia

            Lori C
            Participant

              Michelle, Dr. Kaufman from Rush has had good results stabilizing people with this chemo so hang on to that hope.  Keeping you both in my thoughts.

               

              Lori

              Lori C
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                Michelle, Dr. Kaufman from Rush has had good results stabilizing people with this chemo so hang on to that hope.  Keeping you both in my thoughts.

                 

                Lori

                Carol Taylor
                Participant

                  Michelle,

                  Hoping and praying this works, but for once, you have something encouraging to hold onto! One step at a time one day at a time, keep fighting!

                  Lord, in Your mercy, grant them Your wisdom about Don, his treatment, and pain management. Wrap Your arms around this couple and let them bask in Your love, peace and hope. Thank You for progress and encouragement. Amen and Amen.

                  Grace and peace,

                  Carol

                  Carol Taylor
                  Participant

                    Michelle,

                    Hoping and praying this works, but for once, you have something encouraging to hold onto! One step at a time one day at a time, keep fighting!

                    Lord, in Your mercy, grant them Your wisdom about Don, his treatment, and pain management. Wrap Your arms around this couple and let them bask in Your love, peace and hope. Thank You for progress and encouragement. Amen and Amen.

                    Grace and peace,

                    Carol

                    debandmike
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                      Fantastic news, Michelle. May your baby steps turn into giant steps.

                      Best wishes and praying for you and your husband,

                      Debby and Mike

                      debandmike
                      Participant

                        Fantastic news, Michelle. May your baby steps turn into giant steps.

                        Best wishes and praying for you and your husband,

                        Debby and Mike

                          Terra
                          Participant

                            I hope things continue to look up for both of you.  Stay strong as hard as that may be.

                            TErra

                            Terra
                            Participant

                              I hope things continue to look up for both of you.  Stay strong as hard as that may be.

                              TErra

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