Tuesday, April 19, 2011

round 1 completed

today my dad completed his first round of treatment.  his last chemo treatment was last monday and his last radiation treatment was today.  5 weeks ago, it felt like this day would never come.  overall, my dad has done remarkable.  don't get me wrong, he has had his ups and downs, but he's been able to maintain his weight, has had little side affects (ie. nausea) and has continued in most of his daily activities.

so now he has about 3 weeks off.  a repeat cat scan will be done on 5/10 that will give the physicians the evidence/data to determine how the tumor has been affected by the treatment and determine next steps.  both physicians are planning for more treatment, so we are all aware that he is not done, unless of course the cat scan shows something different.  :)

amongst all this, we celebrated dad's 60th birthday this weekend.  it was a great evening and with so much to celebrate.

for those of you praying, thanks so much.  your prayers are felt amongst us all.

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