Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Follow-Up with Dr. A

Yesterday, we had an follow-up with Dr. A. He gave us a thorough summary of mom's CT scan results from last week. The good news is that the cancer in the stomach only had a small progression but for the most part, it's still stable. The not-so-good news is that the cancer appears to be spreading a little in the lining of the lung. This is what caused the fluid in mom's lungs the last couple of weeks. He indicated it wasn't too bad at this point and we'd combat the fluid by doing regular thoracentesis procedures every few weeks. We'd alternate which side of the lung since one of the main concerns of this procedure is the lung can collapse.

Mom decided to go ahead with chemo yesterday while she waits on one of our c-met drugs to be approved via off-label usage. This will be chemo 9 - session 1. Her vitals all looked pretty good considering what she's been through the last few weeks. I'm so proud of her for fighting. Most of the time she's completely miserable from the chemo but she digs deeps to fight another day. I'm am fortunate to walk beside her as we go through this together.


  1. You both are very strong women. Keep up the good fight. I sure hope one of the c-met options pans out.

  2. she's always been amazing, but you know that

  3. I am so happy she is fighting! I have only know rita for two years but her strength amazes me and i am proud to call her friend~