Will had his second treatment of cisplatin and Taxol Tuesday. He's doing okay but is still struggling with hip pain and occasional other pain. His doctor is going to increase his fentanyl patch dosage to address this.
It's very hard to say how he's doing. He had one nasty lesion on his head that has dried up and shrunk considerably, and one on his chest is also smaller. He is going to have a scan on Aug. 30 and is scheduled for more chemo the next day. He was sad today - just emotional and thinking about dying a lot. He has days like this and they are so hard. I am still being hopeful - it's nearly Sept and we were expecting to perhaps lose him in May, and he's definitely not worse. On July 9 his former oncologist pretty much told us he could go into liver failure at any time and obviously that has not happened either. But whenever he has a bad day I'm always afraid it's the start of a downhill slide, so keeping optimistic is tricky. His nurses and doctors at Rush continue to be very helpful and pro-active, and that is a huge relief.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.