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Saturday, November 24, 2007

A New Treatment Plan

We've found that Duke has some unique ideas about new defenses against Lamar...

There actually has been a change in our treatment plan. Henry has to wait three or for weeks to be entered in the phase one clinical study that he is being tested for on Monday. In the interim, he will be given a different chemo drug combo - Avastin and CPTS-11 - starting Tuesday, November 27. One complication is that Henry had his port removed after finishing his treatment at St. Jude because, well, we thought we were finished. The main chemo drug for this new treatment inhibits healing, so Henry can't have any surgery, and thus can't have a new porta-cath installed. He will have to have a line inserted above his left elbow that travels up through the vein in his arm, and then into the artery above his heart.

He will get one dose, then he and Mama come home on Wednesday. The next treatment will be two weeks later. Beyond that, we'll wait and see. We should know more in a couple of days.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

we received sara's email right before we went out of town. you are in our thoughts and prayers every day.

we're sending lots of love and lots of positive thoughts your way. please let us know if there is anything we can do.

all our love, cathy ray and griffin

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Henry,

I'm sorry you have the brain tumor, and we are all thinking of you. I miss you, and I hope we can see each other sometime. I hope you get well soon!

With lots of love,
Griffin Chambers

P.S.That bad grammar and puncuation on the comment posted at 3:26 P.M. was my Mom's. I TOLD her to let me fix the errors, but she didn't let me! Now, shes makng this family look CRAZY!!!!!

P.P.S. You know, I sort of disagree with that last note, because 2/3 of this family IS crazy.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are an incredible warrior. Keep up the good fight. Love you, Sharon

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new treatment sounds promising sounds like our prayers may being answered. jjc

7:39 PM  

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