A Day In The Life......

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Running out of options

Karl went to the Oncologist today and we got some good and bad news:

Good news- no more chemotherapy
Bad news- no more chemotherapy because Karl's body can't handle it

Good news- clinical trial search on
Bad news- that's the only option left for treatment of his cancer

Good news- no more new cancer in his body and his brain is clean now for 4 months
Bad news- the cancer is growing in the known spots and is in his bone marrow

Good news- Karl will be able to enjoy his birthday
Bad news- it could be his last

Sorry that last one wasn't so hopeful. So Oncologist believes the chemotherapy will kill Karl before the cancer does as well as it's not as effective as he hoped on Karl's cancer. Karl's platelets count is low, he's spending a night in the hospital and getting a blood transfusion. This is because the cancer is in his bone marrow and he can't effectively produce enough red blood cells to keep up. We are frantically searching for clinical trials that don't involve chemotherapy - back to the vaccine trials/biologicals to get Karl enrolled. If anyone wants to help our search, please email me or Karl. We are looking at TX first and then the entire USA.
Volunteers will have to do some internet surfing, calling a lot of doctors and hopefully getting through to get him an appointment. Oncologist is also helping but we think if we both call and bug that Karl might have a better chance getting into a trial.

We hold great hope that his future will be brighter and cancer free. He's in rm 698 at Presbyterian Plano for the night and all day tomorrow if you want to bug him:972-981-2698
You can also txt his phone or email to 2146810172@vtext.com. It's free! It can be simple like, "keep the fight" or "thinking of you" etc. If you want to use your txt messaging on your phone you can also send it to his cell number 214-681-0172.
Thanks... the little things are the most powerful!

4 Comments:

  • We are always thinking of you guys. Keep the fight!

    Jeb, Julie, & Sasha

    By Anonymous Julie, at 1:36 PM  

  • We are thinking of you.

    By Anonymous Ted and Jocelyn, at 10:59 PM  

  • Greetings from the Nation's Capitol!!

    We want you come see us here as soon as you can. So keep fighting this, Karl. We know you can do it.

    James & Carrie

    By Blogger Carrie, at 3:11 PM  

  • You will win this Karl!!! Keep your dukes up and fight it!

    By Anonymous Cindy and Julia, at 4:50 PM  

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