Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Change of Plans
The doctor came in this morning with a slightly different plan. He is first recommending Maura for a Phase 2 trial of a drug that will knock down her platelets, but at least today's platelet level is just barely high enough to qualify for the trial, so he's going for it. Maura is optimistic. The research nurse came in to get consent forms and explain the protocol. The nurse practitioner came in to discuss lifestyle changes, eating, nausea and pain control. She gave Maura a boot camp pep talk. Maura will be discharged tomorrow, and, if all goes well, she might get her first treatment next week. Thanks for the prayers. Keep 'em coming.