Tim has had two more rounds of chemo since the last post. The first one was fairly uneventful. He was in a room on the backside of the infusion center where it was extremely quiet and he was able to sleep through the entire 4 1/2 hours. There were few side effects other than nose bleeds and fatigue.
We saw Dr. Nelson before his second infusion. He was said Tim is doing really well as far as handling the chemo. The nosebleeds are a common side effect of the Avastin and not to be concerned unless we couldn't get them stopped. His labs were all good and he was given the go ahead for chemo on Friday, the 6th.
This appointment would prove to be very different than any of the previous ones - Abby was on chemo duty. She drove him there and home and handled the infusion process very well. This round, though, did make him sick. He was rather nauseous and light headed throughout Friday and Saturday. He's slept a lot and feels like he has the flu. This is all to be expected - we just never know if it's going to affect him this way or not. Some times it does and some times it doesn't.
He has one more round on the 20th and then is scheduled for a scan on the 27th to see how the cancer is responding. We are most concerned about the lesions on the liver that appeared to be growing on the last scan. Please pray that all cancer is responding (all pelvic lesions, liver, and lungs) and that his body continues to tolerate the chemo.