Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Waiting for a plan.

This morning Travis and I met with the Radiation Dr. We were there for quite a while, but I'll give you the gist of what we learned today.

First, she really isn't %100 sure on how to treat his rib. Renal Cells don't react super well to radiation, and she just wants to get a second opinion from a Dr. in SLC who really understands how to localize his radiation to get optimum results.

We are completely OK with as many doctors as possible checking his case out so he gets what he needs. Unfortunately there is no way to get rid of the spots on his ribs. This will once again, just slow down (or hopefully stop) progression.

I'm a little disappointed about that. I had my hopes up that they could zap it and it would disappear!

Second, she really wants Travis to get another Brain scan to make sure nothing has spread there. She just wants to make sure she has all the information she can get to send to the other Dr.

The MRI is tomorrow, so once again, we are asking for your prayers, and fingers to be crossed. (Do you feel like we just ask and ask?)

Eventually he will need an MRI done on his spine, but the contrast used during an MRI is really hard on Kidneys. Since Travis only has 1 (and 1 with a tumor at that), she'd like to space them out a ways.

She said we are in no hurry to get this done, so we can take our time and make sure we have the right plan in place.

So, we will keep you posted. In the mean time, I will be spending my days tomorrow a little antsy and worried. And drinking a whole lot of Dt coke!

10 comments:

The Wolfley Family said...

I wish you could ask me to do even more! Should I drink some coke in your honor tomorrow? Or would you like me to eat both our share of chocolate. All for you sis!
Let me know when you need to talk. Love you!

The Excalibur Classic said...

I love you so much my dear friend! Please feel all of my love, thoughts, prayers, wishing, hoping, and more love! You are amazing and so strong - I will drink a lot of diet coke for you as well...Anything I can for a friend!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

The Gundies said...

Hello fellow Crappy Cancer dwellers. Bryon and I understand your antsy feelings and are hoping things get going, or just disappear. Bryon has been extremely lucky and fortunate in his treatments and experiences with his doctor's in SLC. I am confident all that can be done is being done to give you the best outcome. Please, let us know if more is needed than just prayers. I can send a smile via email if I need to, or whatever else would help you with your day to day.

Hiatts said...

Hayley, My heart goes out to you and your family. Lots of prayers coming your way!

Celeste Russell said...

So sorry to hear about your husband:( I sure will be praying for you and your family. Good luck!

Amber Culp Family said...

Hugs from CT! Love ya

Brittney said...

Sounds like you have some great doctors on your side. Praying for some more blessings to find their way to the Kidman fam! Love you lots, we'll be thinking about you.

Grandmajoann said...

Your Aunt Joann wishes you all the best! I sure am sorry thay you have had to go through all this. You are quite an amazing couple! I love you and will pray for you and will put your names on the prayer roll in the Temple tomorrow. Keep us posted!

Superlace Mom said...

I am always thinking of you and Travis. You never ask too much. I know that feeling. We are praying for your family. You are amazing to me. I only wish I were more help to you. I'm way excited to see you Friday. I've got lot's of questions. I love you!

Haylee Munk Brown said...

Hopefully the day goes by fast. I am thinking of you!! Keep us posted!!