Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November Appointment Update

We wanted to update you all on Phil's recent lab results.

According to the labs taken last week, it appears that the multiple myeloma is active and progressing which is not what anyone, our doctor included, expected to see. They are repeating the labs to make sure it wasn't a fluke and we should have those numbers tomorrow (Thursday). Assuming nothing changes we will begin talking about treatment options.

Here is where we will need lots of prayer for wisdom to make the best decision. There is no standard protocol for treatment, and because Phil is much younger than 99.7 percent of all other multiple myeloma patients we are hesitant to go forward with a clinical trial, yet one is being presented which sounds like it might be promising. Regardless, the fact remains that we will probably need to make a decision in the next few weeks and we don't even know where to begin so we just need some divine wisdom and peace around the best option.

We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and will keep you updated as we learn more.

1 comment:

Steph said...

we have been thinking of you all and will continue to pray for wisdom for you both as you consider these treatment options. bless you.