At University Hospital Feb. 2011

At University Hospital Feb. 2011
February 11, 2011 at University of Utah Hospital

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We have a plan . . .

For the first time in 43 days, we know what we're doing and when we're doing it!

Phil begins chemotherapy on Monday, March 14, which gives his port-a-cath more time to heal. And that means we get to go home for a few days! The first infusion will be at Huntsman next Monday, March 14, and if he tolerates it well, Phil can receive other infusions at Moab Regional Hospital. (Each chemo infusion will take about 5-6 hours.)

Then two weeks after the first infusion, Phil meets with Dr. Weis again to report side effects, and then he'll receive his second infusion while we're still at Huntsman. After that Phil will meet with Dr. Weis before every-other infusion, so every four weeks. If all goes well, infusions when he's not meeting with Dr. Weis can be scheduled at Moab Regional. Every 14 days, on the weeks opposite chemo, Phil will have a total of five iron infusions which he plans to schedule at Moab Regional. (Each iron infusion will take about 2 hours.)

We have our fingers crossed that this schedule works so we're not making as many trips to Salt Lake. And if you feel inclined, please pray that the tumors will shrink and that Phil will tolerate the chemo well with a minimum of side effects.

Phil is still perfectly confident that he can beat this cancer!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update Lou. Phil is in great hands at the Huntsman. As you know, we have been there and done that. I made Marly iced ginger tea for the chemo treatments. It helped with the nausea. I recommend keeping a diary and keep track of the days in between chemo. Our bad days were 9-11 post chemo. We are past the 4 year mark and fully understand every day is a blessing. We head to Moab Friday for the Skinny Tire Festival and get a VIP tour of the new cancer center. Know you and Phil are in our thoughts and prayers daily.
    Be well - Be blessed
    Scott and Marly