Posted on May 2, 2014
Posted on May 2, 2014It has been a long time since an update on mom. I am happy to say that the therapy that mom received in Phoenix was very successful. The tumour in moms liver was just about 8 cm big. The doctor was hoping to shrink it to at least 5 cm. He is ecstatic as it is now at 3.8 cm. This was no small feat as mom has Hepetitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. She will be coming home soon, with a new plan of action. Many heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported mom over the last 6 months. We couldn't be happier with the results.
Posted on January 9, 2014
Posted on January 9, 2014Some really great news: The TomoTherapy has been very successful. The tumor in mom's liver measured at 7.8 cm when they started. It now measures around 6 cm! To ensure that cancer cannot spread the team likes to see a tumor at about 5 cm - a goal they are certain they can attain with mom. Mom will finish up this round of therapy and will be home by mid to late January.
Posted on January 6, 2014
Posted on January 6, 2014Mom and dad will be leaving today to go back for more treatment. Christmas was busy, but fantastic, and went by too quickly. In the weeks ahead mom will find out what the tumor measures. It has shrunk, however they don't know by how much. Mom will continue with TomoTherapy and after another 14 rounds she will come home for about three months. We are working on transplant options and still hold hope that the Canadian health system will put mom back on the liver transplant list and change her health record status. Mom is still extremely positive and it has everything to do with the support her has received so far.