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Discussion BoardDoing Much Better was posted 09/04/2002 12:56 pm by mrs
Thanks for asking, Dee. He is feeling better and the drain which was
inserted is doing its job. He still has to stay on IV antibiotics for a few
more weeks. The latest CT scan showed the section where the infection is
located has collapsed which means the liver is healing and regenerating. By
the way his CA 19-9 was almost 700 dropped to 196 and up to 400 in the course
of six weeks. The doctors said it was still high due to the liver infection
and should come down when his liver is better.
My dad did xeloda along with gemzar. Enjoy your trip and have a good time
and make wonderful memories. One of my dad's doctors says to live each day
as if it was your last, because he doesn't have a crytal ball to see into the
future. He is so compassionate and very positive. I wish he could be
cloned! He has changed my outlook on life and cancer in regards to my dad
and I told him so in a card. He told me later he was so touched by it and
crossed his hands over his heart and said thanks. Mary
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