Kurt went to week 3 of Chemo and found out due to his platelets being so low he will have to skip a week. He also is struggling with iron so he may have to start iron through IV if necessary. He has also developed the mouth sores that can be bothersome and inhibit food consumption. But we are on top of it early to try and lessen it.
He spent Father's Day at home and enjoyed time with family missing those who couldn't be here! Prayers that his platelets come up so chemo can resume, and his iron starts to improve. Thank you for your love and support and most of all for your prayers!
Daddy is on the porch under shade that has been graciously donated.
His appetite is growing since his second dose of chemo and his cough is lessening. Good signs that the suspected metastasis to the liver and mass there is related. But the fact that it is possibly shrinking and not pushing on his diaphragm is an option
Well dad's first dose of chemo happened Friday after a little trouble getting an IV started. They finally got it in and he was off and going. Dad and mom got home late Friday afternoon and daddy rested in the living room until he had some lasagna which he was anxiously anticipating. Dad did find out that with the new medicine regimen he was put on he actually gained 4lbs in about 2 weeks and for that we were so thankful!! The weekend went about as well as could be expected given the fact he had chemo. Today was the roughest of the days so far. He did enjoy opening and reading all the cards from his birthday card shower and we are so thankful for all our friends, family and acquaintances that sent him love by way of cards. It meant so much to him and mom said he really was surprised. Im sure it was the highlight of a very hard day for him. He also recieved some new Yankees garb for his birthday since his old stuff either had holes in it or is too big now. We asked him what he wanted and aside from "a cure" he simply said a couple new Yankees shirts would do. He wore one of his shirts from all his kids and grandkids to his first treatment - Pinstripe Pride! We will continue to update this page with information to keep you all informed of how things are going. After 3 weeks they are hoping to do an ultrasound to see if this particular chemo is doing its job. If it isnt the right one then they will have to switch it up. Please pray for strength for dad and the whole family as they help care for him. Pray for this to indeed be the right chemo and that it would start to shrink to sarcoma. And lastly, pray that dad can stay strong enough that they can "hit it with the harder stuff." This will be a long road but we know God is holding daddy in His hands and we know He has a perfect plan for daddy no matter what tomorrow holds. Thank you so much for making his birthday a wonderful day of love!!