treatment is going to be delayed a few more days. there are underlying issues/possible infection in andrew's liver or gall bladder that need to be dealt with. the bright side is that the prednisone wasn't causing the calcium spike, it was this other condition. prednisone is part of the chemo mix, so Dr. W. was concerned he wouldn't tolerate it well. that seems not to be the case, but now he has to have more blood work and tests (of course!) to find out what's going on. it all has to be addressed first, because once he starts chemo he will have zero immune system -- he has to be in great shape before he starts. so it's day 5 in the hospital, but i'm trying not to count. just hoping we'll start soon and he can come home.
not good news, but we're learning to be patient and calm, and have faith that it will all work out.