Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MDA Correspondence

Hi Jennifer & Tiffany -

Mom has decided not to have an additional chemo treatments such as Revlimid or Velcade. She wants to do the radiation as Dr. Weber recommended and continue on the dexamethasone. They are trying to arrange for radiation treatments in The Woodlands so that we do not have to return to Houston.

While she is on the radiation which I understand could take 2.5 weeks or so ... we wanted to make sure that she can be on IV fluids. She is sleeping so much that she is not getting enough fluids even though we are pushing them as much as we can ... then the vomiting starts. I will ask the doctors doing rounds about this but wanted to let you know as well.

We also want to arrange for in home Xometa injections. Her first injection was on June 20th and I believe they are given every two weeks? If that is the case she will need one on July 4 -- or close to that date.

Is there anything we are forgetting in order to make Mom as comfortable so her last weeks?

Thanks to both of you. I appreciate all that you have done. I firmly that the last year and a half have been a gift ... and you helped make that happen.

Take care, BeLynda (Brenda's daughter)