Saturday, September 24, 2011

Update on Nick Baxley 9/24/11

Nick did very well with the new chemo yesterday.

He had absolutely NO REACTION! PRAISE GOD!

I was able to speak with the oncologist about the blood pressure vs. possible kidney issues. He does NOT see any evidence in Nick’s lab work that measures kidney functions to indicate that Nick is having any kidney dysfunction at this time.

Yes, I said at this this time. The oncologist feels that the reason the kidney specialists want to evaluate Nick is because he has a history of kidney damage and one occurrence of failure. If they evaluate Nick now, they will hopefully be able to catch a problem early on.

The oncologist also told me that the type of damage Nick has to his kidneys does not typically cause blood pressure problems. He DOES believe that the blood pressure problem is due to an accumulation of everything: lots of steroids, lots of chemo, lots of long term medications, etc.

I really wish he would have told me this on Wednesday, but...

I am not going to worry about this. I simply can’t. It is too overwhelming. There are just too many unknown factors at this time. God’s in control and always has been.

Nick’s blood pressure did show a little improvement yesterday. The oncologist feels like the blood pressure medication is making a difference, so Nick will keep taking it until further notice.

We have a couple of weeks off until the “week of craziness” begins. All of the scans (PET and CT) will determine how the chemo treatments continue.

Please pray that the scans show no cancer.

In His Grip,

Kristy Baxley

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