Thursday, January 17, 2008

Duncan is HOME!!!

They did the abdominal ultrasound (AUS) ~ they were looking for enlarged lymph nodes... They found nothing of interest except for 1 slide (out of 5) from his spleen that showed an increased number of lymphoblasts ~ which could be completely normal. So it looks like there is not much, if any, spread to his lymph nodes...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

That is absolutely the best news we could have possibly rec'd!!!

Still no seizures, even on the sub-theraputic dose of Pheno, so we will make no changes there. If he's still had no seizures in a month or so, we will take him off the PB.

Chemo will start in 3 weeks... it will last a total of 25 weeks, but he will not be recv'ing doses every week. ~ they break it up.

He is showing some side affects from the rad. tx. ~ a bit of eye irritation in that R eye, for which he is getting ABX BID (totally normal, since the tumor is so close to the eye); also a bit of R sided gum irritation, which is easily treatable if it begins to affect his appetite.

The lymphoma turned out to be T cell ~ this is not as responsive to chemo as B cell would be, but because it was caught so early, they think the rad. tx. will really help. The word "CURE' was used, rather than just "remission"...

We shall see ~ any single moment we have with him now is a joy and blessing!!!

To give you some idea of how sweet Duncan is, before Dr. Fidel came to meet us, a student we had never seen before walked thru the lobby ~ she said "Oh, that's Duncan!" I said "Does everyone around here know Duncan??" ~ she said "Just about!" Seems he attracted a lot of attention when he was taken for his walkies!!!

So when we got home today, he had a wonderful reunion with his Sam-Cat... a very long nose-to-nose sniff. But Sam is a bit freaked by Dunky's Elizabethan collar ~ Sam just doesn't know what to make of it! Dunc seems to have no problem with it ~ except near walls!!

Tomorrow, I will figure out how to post pix here...

1 comments:

hepmomto3 said...

So happy for you guys! YAY DUNCAN!


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