Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Today Another Shot (Sandastaton)

Today I get to go in and have my monthly Sandastaton shot. This is the shot that helps stop the growth of the Tumors in my body.

It must be working because the tumors have NOT grown and the doctor said that is great news.

The harder news to take is the cost of the shots. They are billing my insurance $17,720 per shot. I get one shot a month. You can add it up and see that it is quickly costing the insurance a lot of money per year.

I just hope to never get that letter from them saying that I have reached the limit of my insurance and they are not going to cover me any more.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Latest Scan Results

I was given the wrong date because Evan had his scan today instead of on the 7th. It is so amazing that you can get a CT scan and get the results instantly instead of having to wait for a week.

We couldn't have received better news!! Evan's liver is completely clear and the lymph nodes haven't grown. This means that the sandostatin shots are working by keeping the tumors from growing.

It is never easy when he gets these scans because we hope for the best but at the same time we have to prepare ourselves to hear bad news. It makes for a very stressful day.

Again we want to thank you for your prayers on our behalf, we truly feel the strength of your prayers.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Evan update

Evan has had a difficult couple of weeks. His energy level has not been the greatest, and his down times seem to be more frequent. In the evenings and on his days off, he takes advantage of the time to do a lot of sleeping.

Evan is scheduled for his next CT scan on the 7th. We are hoping for good news.