Wednesday, July 18, 2007

5th Chemo - Pump Removed

Not much to report tonight. Karen's doing well although extremely tired. As such she's gone to bed early tonight.

The pump was removed today, completing the 5th episode of chemo. As always we got a CEA reading and once again it is down. If you recall last time, CEA was 221, this time it's 145. I'm tracking it in a notebook so to-date the progression has been...
  • 628 to start
  • 511 after 1 chemo
  • 356 after 2
  • 221 after 3 and now
  • 145 after 4
We're hoping to get down to double digits next time.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! That's awesome! I hope that this kind of news is helping the spirit. I know you guys are taking a beating, but cancer is taking a bigger, badder beating! Hang in there and keep kicking a$$!

KP

Kristin said...

We've been away...but you are in our thoughts & prayers. So glad those numbers are DOWN (and the counts are UP...geez, cancer is such a game of numbers, isn't it?)...praying for continued progress and strength for you all.

peace,
Kristin, Genna's mom

Dobers said...

Way to go Karen!!! You're in our thoughts every day.

Paul & Clarissa