Hi y'all! Hoping everyone is doing well. Jimmy had his monthly lab work on Monday that is required to make sure he's able to continue with the immunotherapy. We saw the oncologist today and had some hopeful news. Both his AFP tumor marker and his LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE have dropped since last month. Still high but headed in the right direction at least. Several of his other tests had also had positive changes. He's also gained a few pounds. I was afraid it was just fluid but oncologist didn't think so. Only bad result was his platelets had dropped and he seems to be anemic again. So we'll be working on trying to get them up before his next visit. He had his 5th Opdivo infusion and will have the 6th one in 2 weeks. Then we have an MRI scheduled for March 1 and praying that it will show shrinkage of the tumors or at least that they're stable. I'm working on a couple of interesting projects with AstraZenica this month. If you've never done it, go on their website and read about becoming a member of the Patient Partnership Program. Great way to have your voice heard and be an advocate for changes in HCC treatment and patient care. There's always some interesting projects going on and they are great people to work with. Plus you are compensated for your time. Take a few minutes to read about it and apply if you think it's something you want to do. Both patients and caregivers are welcome to apply.
God Bless everyone. Sending love and prayers to all my friends on Blue Faery. Hoping February is a great month for us all. A friend found this picture of Jimmy from high school the other day. Just had to share. 💕