The doctor also wants to wean him off of the steroid that he is on. Going from three a day to two a day, one a day and finally one every other day until he's completely off of it. I don't want this time to give me false hopes of a recovery as I know what lies beyond the next several months. I pray for as much time as possible to spend with him. You always think that you will have all the time in the world... and you really don't. You NEVER know what each day holds, but I cling to the knowledge of what the next life holds. The knowledge that we will ALL be together again someday.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Full Face from Steroids
Ollie and Ed got back into town after being gone for about three days. When I first saw Oliver I noticed how much more full his face looked. There are many side effects from being on the steroid, so we have to kind of weigh our options. The doctor said that Oliver was one of the 80 percent that responds to radiation. Although the actual tumor has not shrunk, progression has slowed, inhibiting the growth of spitting cells. Ed asked how long until the tumor grows again and the doctor said anywhere from 6 to 9 months. We are grateful that he is feeling fairly well right now. He's complained of a few headaches and has been nauseas and very tired, but he's still smilin'.