Robbie zip lining on our last trip.
We received several updates today.
The Good news first: The lung that had surgery is currently not showing any cancer activity. There isn’t any cancer activity anywhere else in his body beyond the lung that didn’t have surgery. Slow tumor growth in the tumors in the other lung and an additional tumor. The downside is for the amount of chemo since last June, you would hope for no living cancer.
Bad News: His doctor continues to think his cancer is terminal. This is the first time Robbie has heard the doctor say this and he is understandably concerned and upset. We keep hoping that there will be a breakthrough with a new treatment. Who really knows what is ahead for any of us.
Current Plan for Treatment: Robbie didn’t qualify for the clinical study. His Dr will monitor Robbie and scan monthly for cancer. When his tumors become problematic or a certain size, he will put him into one of the other trials and/or lung surgery. His doctor’s goal is quality of life. (since treatment makes Robbie very sick) I’m on the fence on whether I think the “wait and see” method is best, but I do agree that quality of life is important. I also don’t want to do anything that will cause more harm than good. I need to do more research.
We are not giving up as the fight continues. We really appreciate everyone’s support. ❤