Will is one week past his first carboplatin and taxol treatment. He's also on a Fentanyl patch for pain, the first time his hip pain has been properly addressed. So far, he's feeling very well - eating fine, (he wants to go out for Italian food for lunch) and actually seems slightly less fatigued than before he began chemo, which is a bit mysterious. He goes back for round 2 on August 10th.
At this point, we've been extremely pleased with the care from Dr. Howard Kaufman and the nurses at Rush in Chicago. Dr. Kaufman, who is a surgeon as well as head of oncology and a melanoma specialist, is not exactly a touchy/feely kind of doc but he's honest, careful, attentive, and obviously a very excellent doctor. A huge relief. And the nurses have been wonderful, especially given Will has some special needs and is not always the easiest person to communicate with.
I'm hoping things will be stable for a while, at the very worst, and at best, this will really reduce the tumors.