Monday, March 23, 2009

A new finding..

Last night Jerry found a large lump in his groin area that was not there just a week prior. They have a doctor's appointment in Fontana today at 2:30 to have it looked at. They've also got a call into his oncologist. He's got a chemo treatment set for tomorrow. We're praying that the lump is nothing but any lump at this point, is not good. Keep praying!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Follow up..

It's been 12 days since Jerry's first chemo treatment. About two days after treatment Jerry started to feel the brunt of the chemicals and he was in bed barely being able to get up for about 5 days. That was about the worst of it. They were warned of all the possible complications and what to look for and his symptoms really didn't get as bad as anticpated. He's now feeling pretty good and been out & about. His next chemo treatment will be in 9 days.

As of this weekend he is now hairless. His hair started falling out in clumps so he just had my mom shave it all off. I'm anxious to see how our girls react to this "new" grandpa.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

First day of Chemo

After 12 hours of being at the doctors office, talking with the specialists and actually receiving the chemo my mom & Jerry finally got home late last night. As of last night my mom said Jerry was doing well.

Because he cannot undergo the radiation treatments they are having to go with a more agressive chemo treatment. The good news is that somehow he will be able to go less often. Instead of everyday as officially planned. He is going to go back three weeks from yesterday for the same long chemo treatment.

In about 4 weeks, the doctors will do another CT scan to see if the chemo has shrunk the cancer at all. If it has in fact shrunk, the doctors feel that they'll be able to move forward with some radation.

They are expecting his body to feel AWEFUL in the next 3-4 days and expect it to last several days. They were given all kinds of meds for pain & nausea. They were told what to look for and anything out of the ordinary, they are to go to the emergency room.

We are just praying that all is smooth sailing for the next weeks!