Husband 51 yrs. old diagnosed May 11, 2012 StageIV PC, 7.3 cm tumour on tail of pancreas with mets to liver, lungs, caked omentum, malignant ascites.
June 2012 started Folfirinox
CT scan after 6 treatments shows cancer is stable with slight shrinkage to studding on abdominal wall.
Going for 6 more treatments then another CT.
October: oncologist says bloodwork is excellent, same as someone not having chemo!
After 12 treatments the CT shows folfirinox no longer working.
Cancer has grown and spread more in lymph nodes in chest.
Started abraxane /gemcitibine December 6th.
Bone scan on Jan 24th shows mets to bones.
No more abraxane / gemcitibine treatments
Meeting with radiation oncologist & primary oncologist Feb. 14th.
Since January been having thoracentisis for fluid around the lungs in addition to the paracentisis for ascites.
Went to Emergency Feb.12/13 due to numbness in legs. Started 1st of 5 radiation treatments for acute spinal cord compression. Also diagnosed with blood infection, iv antibiotics started and blood cultures done.
No improvement from radiation treatments. Paralyzed from waist down.
Blood cultures identify bacteria, antibiotic is correct according to infection specialist but after 10 days still septic.
Doctors meet with us and state they have no other treatment available and hubby's health is too poor for a clinical trial
Feb.24/13 come home from hospital
March 7, 2013 @ 11:55 am passed away with his loving family at his side.
"Forever In My Heart" - Derek Joseph Greene, 1961 - 2013
"Never Give Up"