Even though Heidi has been off Taxotere, her ascites (liver causing abdomen to swell with fluid) has gotten worse. And we still don't know if the new chemo is working after 3 doses.
|Overnight at the Seattle Cancer Alliance Guest House|
She barely finished her last hike on August 1 up the Little Quilcene Trail. But she enjoyed it and the scenery as you can see was spectacular.
But the last 3 weeks have been filled with ambulance rides and hospitalizations. As I write this, I am sitting next to Heidi's hospital bed as she sleeps.
|Heidi's last hike before hospitalization; Little Quilcene Trail|
|Praying for Heidi on my solo hike up Mount Townsend|
Confusing symptoms have kept the oncology team looking for answers as to why Heidi's speech and coordination have gotten bad so quickly, why her liver is not recovering after being off the Taxotere.
|At UWMC, Heidi so weak but still joking with me and a friend.|
My own reports are all good. No colon cancer. No bladder cancer recurrence. PSA normal, further confirmation that my radical prostatectomy got all the cancer there.
We are both wiped out, worn out. But hopeful that her doctors will get her past this danger point and back on the hiking trails she loves.
As always, thank you for your support, your prayers & positive thoughts.