Monday, June 11, 2012

Another Big CT

Tomorrow is the next big CT. This will determine what type of surgery Nick will have, either a biopsy or resection of the tumors from his kidneys. Hopefully, prayerfully, the tumors will have shrunk enough so the surgeon will feel confident enough to do surgery and leave plenty of good kidney tissue behind.

We have to be there at noon, the CT is scheduled for 2 p.m.

We also started a new medicine to help with the neuropathy we think Nick is having, it's called Neurontin. His neurologist thinks that the oxycodone and lorazepam Nick has been taking for pain and agitation are causing his lowered tone and breathing issues. So Nick's oncologist wants us to hopefully stop, or at least greatly decrease, the pain medicines. And so far it seems he seems to be doing great on it, but it probably needs to be increased right after he gets his weekly chemo meds. Surprisingly after week 11's chemo, which is all three drugs, Nick didn't vomit at all, not even once. His nutritionist told me about a study one hospital did on kids that were learning to eat after having a g-tube of some type and Neurontin seemed to help quite a few of them, especially with the gagging issues they were having.

I will update as soon as we know when surgery is scheduled. Please pray for whatever is best for Nick, which at this point is that they have shrunk enough to remove them completely!

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