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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Good News About Dad

As you all know, Dad was diagnosed with Malignant Meningitis a while back (cancer cells in his spinal fluid). He has had chemo placed directly into a port under his scalp (Ommaya) twice weekly, then it was changed to once weekly. He recently had additional testing, specifically to determine the effectiveness of this treatment, and found out today that the "brain doctor" is very pleased with the outcome of the treatment! So pleased, in fact, that he reduced the Ommaya to biweekly treatments!

Recently his IV chemo treatment needed to be changed. He was getting a chemo that was administered just once a month. They changed the IV chemo drug, and he now receives this new treatment once a week for three weeks on, then one week off.

He continues to take his chemo pill, Tarceva, daily.

Dad has been in very good spirits and has been having many good days with energy and a hearty appetite for food. It seems like every time I call, he's busy!

We are so thankful for all of your support as Dad goes through this cancer journey. As always, thank you for your prayers!

**Please stay tuned for a celebration invitation!**

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