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Update: Liver issues, hospitalization etc.

Forums General Melanoma Community Update: Liver issues, hospitalization etc.

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    snow white
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      Hi All,

      Well the IPI sent Dads liver into a tantrum.  His numbers just kept climbing.  He went to his Doc. appt on Monday and she said "we are admitting you", what?  He had driven himself there. We got the call, Mom packed up and we headed out.  We had to go through the Emergency to get him admitted, 7 hours later he had his room.  They were giving him steroid and Celcept to get the numbers down, unfortunatley the Celcept backfired and made it worse.  So they pulled the Celcept, gave more steroid and another drug (can't rememebr the name) and guess what?  His number are coming down!!  They also did a biopsy on the liver, wont get results until Monday.

      But the best news is that he had a CT scan and it was CLEAR!!!!!!  No Cancer!  Our doc called me and is thrilled and shocked.  He will get an MRI next month to check the brain, but for now we are thrilled.  He comes home tomorrow!!

      Just wanted to share some good news.

      xo Jen

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        jennunicorn
        Participant
          NED

          Not fun having to be admitted to the hospital.. that Ipi sure loves to mess with livers.. but YAYYY on the good scan news!! Thanks for sharing Jen 

          Scooby123
          Participant

            So pleased for your Dad that's greet news, but sorry dealing with ippi side effects but least it's done the job.

            scooby

            debwray
            Participant

              Gosh— that is good hews— longmay it continue…

              Deb

              Bubbles
              Participant

                Excellent.  With all the flaws, immunotherapy is still a wonderful thing!!!  YAY!  Thanks for sharing.  Celeste

                debwray
                Participant

                  Gosh— that is good hews— longmay it continue…

                  Deb

                  cancersnewnormal
                  Participant

                    Well POO on the liver counts… but a major WAHOOOOOOO for the clear CT! Booyah! He has not been down an easy road with this mela-meat attack. He has shown some grit in knocking out issues as they've come along. It's wonderful to hear some good news! Time for a mini celebration! Ice cream for everyone!  🙂

                    WithinMySkin
                    Participant

                      Thats great news! You'll have to "order in" the best dessert the hospital cafeteria has to celebrate And then have a REAL celebration when he gets home 😉

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