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July 15, 2011

Small update

Filed under: — elana @ 19:59 IST

We realized that we hadn’t put an update up, so here you go!

It’s been a rough week, obviously.  At the same time, the amount of caring, love, support, kindness…it has been overwhelming.  Thank you all so much for *everything*.  We can truly feel your vibes coming from all corners of the Earth, and it means so much to us.

We have a meeting at St James’ Hospital on Monday morning, to see if B meets the criteria to join a clinical trial there.  As our (fill in) doc said on Thurs tho, “It’s not a cure, but it might give you more time.”  He is a kind man, but also very direct.  So we’ll see how that goes.

On Monday he started B on 2 oral caplets of chemo, and at our Thurs meeting he upped that to 8.  Yes, 8. I found out today that B’s WBC yesterday was 115. He was admitted in March with a WBC of 110.  However, his platelets and his Hg were both up, without needing transfusions.  This is good, cause it shows that the good cells can still be generated, and aren’t being fully crowded out by the immature WBC.

We’ll see what the blood test on Monday comes back like.

Beyond that, my father is arriving in a few hours to stay for a bit, on his way from Athens back to the US.  It will be great to see him, mainly cause he’s my Dad, and also because he had cancer when I was about P’s age. A bit of his insight will be helpful as well, but also we just like being around him.  Other members of the family are planning trips too, which means a lot to B.

So the weekend is one of quiet and calm and a bit of goofy (that would be my Dad). Which I think is what we need right now.

We also wanted to say many congrats to our lovely friends Jimmy and Michael, who were civilly partnered last week. They have been together as long as B and I have, and we are so proud and happy for them.  Love you guys!!!

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  1. So glad your dad is coming to visit!

    Comment by Michael Everson — July 15, 2011 @ 21:54 IST

  2. Have yourselves a very gentle weekend, love to you all. M xxxx

    Comment by Michael — July 16, 2011 @ 00:08 IST

  3. We are so happy to read the numbers.
    Have fun with your dad. Hugs to all of you!

    Comment by Terri — July 16, 2011 @ 01:02 IST

  4. That all sounds like wonderful news. Have a great weekend with your dad. Sometimes humor and fun can make a big difference.
    Love from all the Keanes in Fort Wayne

    Comment by Gayle — July 16, 2011 @ 05:27 IST

  5. enjoy the time with your dad….xoxoxxoxooxox

    Comment by nancy — July 16, 2011 @ 10:49 IST

  6. Have been thinking of ye this week. Your dads visit will be a nice change of pace. Keep the chins up.

    Comment by Roseanne — July 17, 2011 @ 02:58 IST

  7. laughter and family is definitely good! I am hopeful about the clinical trials and am sending you lots of love and hugs from here… diana

    Comment by diana — July 18, 2011 @ 00:51 IST

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