Thursday, March 15, 2012

Good news for round 5

We're in Albany toady, waiting to be admitted for round 5.  We saw Dr. E this morning, and she was all smiles.  The PET scan report shows lots of progress thus far -- the lymphoma is gone from Andrew's bones, marrow, spleen, and liver, and has significantly reduced in many nodes!  There is still "activity" lighting up on the PET in some of the nodes, but much reduced, and we still have 4 more rounds of chemo.  We are feeling very confident today that we will get rid of this thing!  It's nice to know that all the hell he's gone through has been worth it.

The new chemo regimen sounds like a dream compared to what we're used to.  Andrew will now be getting all of the IV R-CHOP drugs in one day, and take high dose oral prednisone for 5 days.  So potentially, he'll only be in the hospital for a day or 2, and the recovery should be much easier.  I will try to post some pics, as I've been remiss lately.

Love to all for the continued support.  We are truly astounded by the outpouring of love and generosity we've received these many months -- I really don't know how we would have gotten through without it.


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