Lots of hospital interaction today. We started the day with a phone call with Gabby’s primary oncologist, Dr. F. This was relatively uneventful call about the progress of the genetic sequencing. She said nothing new had been found, but the more data we have to send around, the better.
At Noon we went to Cohen’s. We met with our regular Physician’s Assistant and found that Gabby’s tumor markers had dropped slightly from 2.3 to 2.2. We’re hoping for a downward trend starting here. Then we met with Dr. S (Gastro doc who did her procedure last week) and Dr. L (surgeon) to discuss the narrowing in her colon. Long story short, we decided that Gabby will have a “ballooning” procedure that should stretch the scar tissue in her colon and hopefully break some of it up. It is an outpatient procedure, which is awesome. She’ll be having it in 2-3 weeks. If all goes well, she will be able to get off of most of the “digestive aids” she needs to take right now.
I am still thanking God every single day for those negative biopsy results. The doctors at the hospital told us there were a lot of emails flying around the hospital with lots of exclamation points when those results came back. I don’t think anyone was expecting it. It really is a miracle to us. I’ve been calling it our “down payment miracle”. We really believe that when the news got bad last week, people started praying like crazy… and God graciously answered those prayers.
Gabby will be going back on chemo pills tonight, but she’s got a green light to go on the church retreat she’s been really wanting to go on the second half of next week, and she’ll be off the pills on the trip. I’m going to tag along and help with food and meds and a little chaperoning.
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