Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Rock and a Hard Place
CT results are in. Not good news. The short version is that the tumors are back with a vengeance. Maura once again has ascites, fluid in her abdomen, caused by the recurrence of the tumors, which leaves her abdomen uncomfortably distended. She is in pain. There are no more acceptable options for chemo that can be safely given to her without killing her heart or her kidneys or her bone marrow. Dr. B will seek to put her in a program that is an experimental drug that should not ruin any vital organs but might have some effect on the tumors.
It's not the best time for visitors or phone calls. Give her a few days.