"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunshine time!

Mom finished her 25 days of radiation with chemo like a champ! She had a follow up scan done which revealed another area needing treatment. This confirms that long term chemo will be required. She's on board and ready to fight, but her oncologist suggested a 2nd opinion to confirm & brainstorm. Since we're making history why not! Mom is a 5 year stage 4 gastric cancer fighter! Today she met with an oncologist at Barnes in St. Louis who suggested trying a different form of long term chemo with the 5FU. Since her first treatments she's always used a three-chemo blend of very strong treatments. They suggested combining the 5FU with drugs. Maybe this will be the change she needs to keep the spread silent. The previously removed tumor/gallbladder will be tested with these drugs to determine absolute effectiveness. The doctors will talk and plan while Mom comes to visit me, finally! I can't wait to hug my Momma very soon! 

We'll keep you posted!

Love, Jess