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Old 01-27-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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My Dad...update

Dad started his chemo treatments yesterday. He has 27 treatments in all...one a week. He had more bloodwork and contrast CT scans to show any tumors. During his surgery, there was a matasticized(?) pancreatic cancer tumor that had spread to his liver...that was removed, the liver fully examined and pretty much his entire pancreas removed. The contrast scan taken last week showed no further tumors present on his liver nor elsewhere, at this point. He has gained 24 lbs back and is in pretty good spirits...until the side effects hit him I imagine. Other than that, the oncologist is very encouraged by what he is seeing but he is by no means out of the woods. Keep the prayers coming...they're working. And huge thanks to all...you're the best!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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Mondo thoughts and prayers for you and your dad.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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Kevin,

My sister went through a similar chemo regimen when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. There are some great anti-nausea medications that have been developed recently to aid in reducing the effects of chemo. Her doctor prescribed one for her and it virtually eliminated any of the nausea that has been linked to chemo treatments throughout the years.

Just thought I would pass along the info, perhaps he could ask his doctor about these medications.

Good luck to your Dad and my thoughts are with him and your family.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:15 PM   #4
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My dad had no problems with getting sick when he went threw this crap with cancer. (twice ) Good luck Kevin, hope all goes well! Kind of sounds like he's bouncing back good. Hope he will be back up to snuff in no time. I know the stress. Hang in.

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Old 01-27-2009, 01:25 PM   #5
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Best of luck to your Dad and family Kevin. It's encouraging that he's gained 24 lbs back.

Keep us posted and we'll keep up with the prayers!

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Fantastic hes gaining weight! Prayers for him and your family
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:05 PM   #8
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Prayers are still with you Bubba!
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:25 PM   #9
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Kevin,

My sister went through a similar chemo regimen when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. There are some great anti-nausea medications that have been developed recently to aid in reducing the effects of chemo. Her doctor prescribed one for her and it virtually eliminated any of the nausea that has been linked to chemo treatments throughout the years.

Just thought I would pass along the info, perhaps he could ask his doctor about these medications.

Good luck to your Dad and my thoughts are with him and your family.
They actually started the regimen with anti-nausea IV and will continue this throughout. Checked in today and still no problems...fingers crossed.
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My thoughts are with you and your Dad Kev.
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