Monday, March 9, 2009

Good Test Results

Dad got some good news from the Dr. last week. His test results show that his amyloid levels are continuing to go down. This means the chemo treatments are doing their job. This is great news for a couple of reasons - obviously, it means Dad is improving. But, it also means that at this time he can continue with his current course of treatment. The chemo he is taking is the most mild treatment for his amyloidosis. Other treatments are available, but they have more side effects and a much higher mortality rate. We are grateful that at this time we do not have to consider other options. Dad's health continues to improve. He is looking forward to good weather, his annual trek to Gatlinburg in April, and being able to spend time outside. Stop by, he'd love to take you on a "jitney" ride.