Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Treatment #8 Went Well!

Thanks for praying! David made it through without getting sick. The doctor did decide to cut the Bleomycin from the therapy. So we will see how that goes. He thought it was OK to do since the Bleomycin is only the third strongest of the four drugs in the cocktail. If the cough is due to lung toxicity, then we can expect to see improvement in 3 to 6 months. They can do a lung function test, but there is really nothing they can do to improve lung function once they know the results. It should improve with time as he removes the toxins out of his body. We still don't know for sure if the cough is from that, but it is a very common side effect, and the drug is known to do that. I'm glad they are stopping it before it could get worse and cause permanent damage. Hopefully, the other three drugs will continue to stop the cancer cells on their own.

3 comments:

Cherie (Baker) Vann said...

Hey Lauren, that's great news! So glad that it went better today for Dave! Also, Happy Belated Mother's Day!!

Kelli I. said...

Praise God for a good treatment.

Cherie (Baker) Vann said...

hey lauren! we stayed in La Jolla! the hotel was crap, to be direct haha (I told todd next time he can decide based on website images where we stay) but we had a BLAST! I can't believe it's been a year! how's dave? how are YOU?