Amos’s cancer markers are sadly the highest they’ve ever been.
Cancer Markers 11.7
This was partly expected since this spike happened with the later rounds of his other type of chemo too.
The lowest his numbers have ever been were back in July when they were down to 3.5. Sadly, just going back to the type of chemo they were using then wouldn’t necessarily work. I have a feeling they will do that for a while and continue to switch off if he isn’t a good match for a clinical trial. His doctor did say he would get creative if things started looking bleak. Well, bleak to him. Amos never views life as bleak.
Amos has been having stomach and back pain similar to the pain he experienced when he was first diagnosed. A while after he started the chemo today he said “something is wrong.” He got extreme nausea and dizziness.
His white blood cell counts are down today because of his cold but they weren’t too low to proceed with chemo.
Computers at the cancer center were down for a while today so the wait was very long and we didn’t get the cancer marker number until he had already started the chemo.
He is staying faithful and holding strong through the pain, the difficult news and currently having no good plan or end in sight.
Thank you for your faith and love towards our family and a special thanks to the Elwoods for taking care of our girls while we were at the cancer center today. ♡