We went to see the Oncologist at 9:30am and we have to say......... he is sooooooooooooo nice.. such a compassionate man.. very very sweet ..
He said that this is a very high risk cancer and we have to be aggressive with it..
We went to do bloodwork and then in another week Mathew will go to Banner Gateway to have a Porta Cath !!! put in.. think that's what it is called.. Anyway it will be in the higher chest area towards his neck and this will remain their until they are sure there is no more need for it.. At least 6 months..
His chemo will be every 2 weeks starting on Monday 20th, 21st and then on the 22nd he will go to just have a pump removed... (the cath will stay in for the duration of the chemo)
This will continue every two weeks.. each session taking 3 hours each Monday and Tuesday... pump out on the wednesdays..
There is a good chance with this chemo that he will NOT lose his hair..
It is vital that he stays as healthy as possible because if his bloodwork comes back not good each time before his chemo sessions he will NOT get the chemo that week...
We NEED him to get this chemotherapy.. Prayers will be needed....
I will update more as we know more.
Thank you all..... Maxine