Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Our Caring Bridge post from July 28th, 2014: We were supposed to be going to Madison on Wednesday for her scan and round 4 of chemo. But they couldn't get her scan scheduled on Wednesday. So we'll be spending my birthday weekend at the hospital. Maybe they can throw me party 🎂🎂🎂 Her PET scan is scheduled for Friday around noon. Then her chemo will start after that. We will meet with the doc who is performing her lung surgery while she is in for her scan. We will get the details on how he will remove all the tumors from her lungs. This surgery will probably be end of October/early November. On Tuesday we have a meeting with her orthopedic surgeon who will be doing her arm surgery/amputation, to go over those details. That surgery will probably be the last week of August/early September. She has been in a fabulous mood these past few days, doing dance parties and staying up late to "party". It's so great to see our girl so happy. Thanks for all the prayers!
I know some of you only follow this story through the blog, not the caring bridge site, so I thought I would post our most recent "new" plan. Here is my Caring Bridge post from July 17th, 2014. I met with D's oncologist today. They had their tumor board yesterday and discussed next/additional steps in D's plan. The consensus in the short version is round 4 of chemo (July 30) then surgery on her arm to remove that tumor (possibly involving amputation above the elbow) around August 20th time frame. Then round 5 of chemo. Then surgery on lungs to remove tumors followed by round 6 of chemo. This would spread out the chemo treatments so they'd be farther than 3 weeks apart to allow for her to be healthy enough for surgery and then enough time for her to recover before the next round of chemo. Adam and I are both confident and comfortable with this plan. They are planning on doing a PET scan before the next round of chemo to get a baseline before surgeries. We will be talking with the two surgeons about the two surgeries to get more detailed info and ask all our questions. That will probably be when we are back here on the 30th. This is our plan for now but like anything it is subject to change as time goes on. Thanks for all the prayers along our journey, through it all we remember that God has got this, He brings us peace and comfort in knowing we have the best doctors, we continue to live our life as best as possible and we never forget how truly blessed we are, how much we are loved by all and how much God loves us and how much He loves D. That's all we need.