Monday, July 6, 2009
Well, everything is pretty status quo with Dad. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that we were considering changing Dad's treatment plan. At this time, we have elected not to change his treatment. Hospice is really helping by keeping Dad on a better maintenance plan. If we change to the new treatment plan, Dad will have to go off Hospice. The new treatment plan is a 28 day plan where Dad would take chemo for 21 days and then have 7 days off. We have discussed this with Dad and his doctors, and we aren't sure he is really strong enough for that right now. Being off Hospice would mean he would have to go to the doctor's office again for his regular IVs, etc. Right now, I don't think Dad physically or emotionally can handle the ups and downs he was having earlier this spring and we aren't sure the potential benefits of the new treatment will outweigh the negatives at this time. So, we are maintaining the status quo for now.