Yesterday Kevin had a PET scan to determine if there were any more tumors or lesions on his bones. It took 3 hours not the 1 they told us and was not a comfortable experience because apparently they do not make PET scan machines at the Big and Tall store.
More good news: The tumor on his lowest right rib was the only "hot spot" on the scan. We expected at least and most likely more than the 3 other "hot spots" that showed up on a CAT scan he had done in Templeton before we came here. Not only were there no additional "hot spots" but the 3 from the CAT scan did not show up! What this means is that the cancer is more evenly distributed throughout his body. He should not have to have Radiation, which they use to spot treat those areas.
This evening he will receive his second dose of chemo along with a heavier chemo drug Doxil. The third step to his treatment called VDD for Velcade, Doxil, & Dexamethasone. They will continue to monitor him the next few days but are hoping to take out his central line in his jugular and catheter. Continued progress each new day. The doctors are pleased with his continual progress and the nurses are appreciating the upbeat nature and constant jokes that come from room 1151.
We are all hanging in here and hoping to be hope this weekend. We are working hard to get all the paperwork together for Medi-cal and will feel a HUGE relief once that is finished. Otherwise we are constantly receiving blessings and love from all of you! Love you all and hope to see you soon.