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Teeenagers, who'd have 'em

 
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 08:04 am
@dadpad,
The gone tumors has to be very good though!

Hope the infections clear up soon...
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 08:47 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:
....however he has tonsilitis and and attendant infection in the nasal passages which means the chemo cannot be continued until the infection is cleared up....


Yep, colds, etc. are a problem. Sounds like the doctor-type people are on top of it, always a good thing. And yay for shrunken tumors!
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 08:49 am
@dadpad,
Great news about the tumors!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 08:53 am
That's great news indeed! Hopefully the infection will clear up fast and
your son can continue with treatment. We're rooting for him.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 10:24 am
@dadpad,
good news and cope-able news

good work docs and pads
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 01:37 pm
@dadpad,
Good re tumours.

Hope the damn tonsils settle down and he can get the damn chemo over.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Mon 2 Nov, 2009 07:06 am
@dadpad,
Hey DP

Hoping the antibiotics have rid the tonsils of the 'itis and that he's feeling better.

Healing wishes to Down Under and hoping the next chemo sessions will be the last of the treatments.

Tumours gone... that is the best news.


((((Pads))))

x
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 2 Nov, 2009 10:36 am
(((((Pads)))))
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 27 Nov, 2009 12:04 pm
@dadpad,
How are things in the Pad Village?
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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 06:36 pm
Hey DP- hows your young man? Has he finished the chemo. Hope you're all doing OK. x
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 08:47 pm
Next week is the last chemo. Due to a bout of tonsilitis he had to delay some chemo sessions.
Traditional treatment would have been with chemo and radiation therapy However it was the oncologists suggestion that the cancer be treated with just chemo as it was not very advanced.

Because of the delayed chemo treatment the oncologist is now reccomending radiation treatment which means Padders will need to spend 5 weeks at the hospital having daily radiation treatments.
Accomadation is provided at/near the hospital as self contained cottage style living arrangements. Meals ($7.50) can be ordered from the hospital kitchen. They suggest making own breakfats and lunch.
Treatment will be weekdays only and we will pick him up friday night and drop him back monday morning. Appointments for those days will be sceduled around our travel times.

Cost of radiation treatment $5000. We get ($3000 back from medicare)

Accomadation $45 per night, We get $38 back through VIPTAS (State Government patient transport scheme).

ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Dec, 2009 08:58 pm
@dadpad,
Me, I agree with that, not that I'm an oncologist.
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 07:23 am
@ossobuco,
There's a finish line, dadpad. Omms to all of you.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jan, 2010 06:08 am
@dadpad,
Hey DadPad...

how's SonPad...

and how are you all doing?

((((Pads))))
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jan, 2010 07:23 am
radiation therapy starts Tue.
it will be five weeks five days a week. he will live in a self contained independant accomadation unit attached to the hospital, and travel home each weekend by train.
JPB
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jan, 2010 09:49 am
@dadpad,
Hugs, prayers, and karma streaming your way, dad.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 03:26 am
We are done! officially in remission.

a few minor side issues from the chemo but all is well.
Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 03:57 am
@dadpad,
EXCELLENT NEWS (((((Pads...))))

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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 04:09 am
@dadpad,
Phew!
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 04:55 am
@dadpad,
Excellent, excellent, dapad. And what a relief for all of you.

How's your daughter going? Last I remember she'd found a job in St Kilda & was looking for (very hard to find) accommodation. That was ages ago.
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