A Day In The Life......

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Karl Coming Home Monday or Tuesday

Karl had a nice Father's day.. we brought him Tex Mex from Abuelo's and he opened his presents. Oncologist thinks Mon or Tues to go home. His Steriod and Anti Seizure levels are at a good level, his brain swelling has gone down (still no signs of cancer in his brain) and he's looking and Acting a lot more like Karl.
He will still have some slurred speech and short term memory issues from the radiation/drugs. When he gets home he starts more radiation on his brain,arm and back. It appears the back pain he's been suffering from is from a quarter size melanoma mass on his original site on his back where he first had melanoma- not anything else (we thought maybe an inflamed disc or muscle issues) So they are adding that to the radiation roster. He also will start another round of chemotherapy. 3-4 days of infusion and then 1.5 weeks of supporting fluids.

We are due for scans again but I don't see those happening for a while until we get through all this.


  • Karl, Celine, and Anika

    Wishing you a Happy Father's Day Karl! We are sending hope for a speedy recovery and hope this bout of meds does the trick. You need to get out of the hospital and enjoy the HOT HOT Texas summer.

    We are good here. JP broke his arm - just waiting to get his smelly cast off soon. Otherwise we are enjoying the muggy Chicago summer.

    We send our love and prayers.

    Maureen and Brian McDonaugh (JP and Jack too :))

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:55 PM  

  • Happy Father's Day Karl! We are thinking of you often and hope you get to go home soon.

    Jeb, Julie, & Sasha

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:14 AM  

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