Well it again was a long 2 days in Houston. Donnie had his scans on Monday and Tuesday we got results. It was not the results that we wanted to hear. The tumor itself is stable but he has lymph nodes that have grown significantly. They are changing his chemo as they feel that the chemo he is on isn’t working anymore. He will start the Monday after Christmas. He did not want to start it next Monday because he did not want to be sick for Christmas. This is a stronger chemo with harsher side effects. He isn’t looking forward to it. But he will not have to come home with a pump anymore. He will have a 3 hour treatment at the hospital in Houston every 2 weeks. He will lose his hair again (he’s definitely not crazy about that) but that is mimor.
Plus, the scan showed that he has more blood clots. He has migrating phlebitis. It causes the blood clots to show up in different locations. It is common in patients who have gastric cancers. The bad news is that he has blood clots in his lungs (pulmonary embolism) . He will be on blood thinning shots twice a day indefinitely.
I don’t even know what else to say. My heart is breaking.
Please keep praying
Love to All