Dad entered hospital last week after 3rd round of docetaxal chemo. He was having difficulty breathing which they related to too much dilaudid slow release. He is still in the hospital as they are trying to figure out his pain meds.(should have been done back in December) Did a conference call today with his oncologist who feels chemo may not be working because of pain level and PSA. Starting PSA was 59.6, 46, 43. Wasn't happy with only a slight drop. She said if drop is not significant this time then we may need to try something new. Looking for thoughts, ideas, suggestions on next step, help of any sort. You guys have been my knowledge that I bring with me to every meeting with doctors. I can't thank you enough already for your help. His current line of treatment- docetaxel chemo every three weeks, prednisone, xgeva every 4 weeks, and Lupron every 4 months. For pain they have him on a fentenol patch and started him on naboline.
Thank you again for all your help.