Michael Ng | CaringBridge

Our 1st visit to Cancer Care Alliance was positive: yes M has Stage 4 Lung Cancer but it’s “Non Small Cell Lung Cancer” (NSCLC) - hopefully target markers can treat orally with very expensive pills! 9/4/18

Michael Ng

First post: Aug 14, 2018 Latest post: Sep 20, 2018
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Hi, this is Arlene - I’m the wife who’s documenting M’s journey. Thank U to Pastor Ming who helped set this up! 
It started with M loosing weight - he’s lost 15lbs* now...
He noticed it was more difficult to walk uphill & he would tire more easily & he had a slight cough but no sputum. I told him to see a dr but U know men... 
It wasn’t until we were in Vegas helping his sis move that a niece who is finishing her medical studies used a stethoscope to check M’s lungs & confirmed there was something up & everyone yelled @ him to make an appt & see a Dr! 
So M went to see Dr Harrington, GP & they both thought it might be “walking pneumonia” infection in his lungs because he was functioning ok, working & playing golf weekly. He started a 10 day dose of Augmentin but after completion didn’t feel any improvement so Dr wrote for Rx of Levaquin - M had diarrhea & loss more weight. He also had X-rays taken, 1st showed white-out area in right lung & later after the antibiotics, the 2nd showed the area had grown!
This is when we got worried...a CT Scan was ordered & I sent out emails asking for prayer.
That’s the background - I’ll try to copy my emails onto this site later. 
Thank U for your prayers & concern!
*Update: As of Sept 5, M has lost 20lbs - prayers!

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