Sunday, November 30, 2008

2nd dose of chemo

Willy had his second dose of chemo Wednesday. He also had to have a shot because he is anemic. He got extremely sick from this dose of chemo. He gets another dose of chemo this coming Wednesday and then he doesnt have another one for 2 weeks.

I will post another update after his chemo on Wednesday.

Jean aka PinkCamo


We found out Wednesday that Willy will not be able to start the more aggressive chemo due to the blood clots in his legs(40+) and lungs(14). So they started him on Gemzar. It is not suppose to have any major side effects like hair falling out etc but it can cause you hair to become thin and brittle. He had his first dose Wednesday Nov 19Th. He said he felt OK during it but when we got home he felt nauseous. He took the new medicine that his doctor prescribed and felt great afterwards. He was also prescribed pain patches and he LOVES them. He said with those he felt better than he had in years. His doctor is so awesome and you can tell that he really cares about his patients and he will do anything in his power to help them.

Willy has filed for disability and I hope he gets approved soon because living on no income is not any fun. I am now unable to work due to having to be home to care for Willy and our son. So we are really struggling financially. I make sure that he takes all of his meds including his shots which I give him.(14 meds total).

Willy of course is all stressed out about not being able to have a good Cristmas for our son since he can't work right now and he needs me home to care for him leaving me unable to work. The stress is making everything so much worse. I am praying they approve his disability soon. I will post another update on Willy probably Wednesday when we get back from his 2nd chemo appointment.

Updates on Xbow

This is copied from my Blog

November 4th
Willy had a CT scan done today and the dr told us he wanted to admit Willy to the hospital, said there were spots on his liver and pancreas and multiple blood clots in his lungs. I just got home from the hospital and this is what I found out. Willy has pancreas cancer which has spread to his liver. He sees the cancer doctor tomorrow. Our son has no idea how bad it is, he just knows daddy is very sick. It was bad enough when we just had to deal with Willy's dad having terminal cancer and now we have to deal with him having cancer too.

November 7th
I just wanted to give you all an update about xbow. He had the filter put in yesterday to stop anymore blood clots to get into his lungs(14 are there already)Today he is having a biopsy done so we know exactly what we are dealing with. The cancer has already spread to his liver. The doctors say that this has all happened since June.His dad is getting worse since he is trying to cope with everything he has going on and now with everything Willy has going on. If all goes well the procedure, Willy will be home with me and our son this evening.

November 11th
Xbow came home on Friday evening, he has a follow up with the Oncologist(cancer Dr) tomorrow, to find out the extent of things. He is really sore from the biopsy and the procedure where they put the filter in his vain. He has not been able to be online much due to being so sore and he can barely get off the couch.

November 16th
After talking to the Oncologist Wednesday he wants Willy to go to Bethesda MD to the National Cancer Insitiute to take part in a Clinical Study. He said that is Willy's best chance at survival. He said with treatment he could have 1-2 years, maybe more. We find out Wednesday if he was accepted. If he isnt then the dr is going to try to get him set up with another clinical study that is possibly further away.

Jean aka PinkCamo