So Paul was in hospital for a week from last Tuesday until yesterday. This was because his pain medication was changed from MST to Methadone. The first couple of days were difficult, but now he is much better and this chronic abdominal pain - which is not cancer-related - is much better.
We went to see his oncologist this afternoon to discuss the CT scan results from Monday. Unfortunately, Docetaxol (Taxatir) doesn't seem to have had any effect whatsoever on the cancer. The oncologist said that Paul's biggest problem is the liver because the cancer is growing very aggressively there and not responding to treatment. He is changing Paul to Carbo Platin now. He will have infusions every three weeks. I asked if Paul could take the combination of Docetaxol and Carbo Platin, but the doctor believes that this would be too hard on Paul's body as he was already struggling so much with Docetaxol. He also said that Carbo Platin is our last chance, as far as he can see, and that, should it not work, it would have to be palliative care only from then on.
We are heart-broken. So desperate. This really has to work now.