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My life with metastatic breast cancer

Karissa Update July 27, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — laziesthero @ 8:41 pm

  We went to the doctor again on Friday to get Karissa another round of IV fluids and blood tests.  After the infusion, Dr T spoke with us and explained that her calcium is back to normal, but there are some problems with her liver function tests.  She thinks her response to Carboplatin/Taxol was very short and that is probably no longer working.


  Next week, as long as her blood counts are ok, she will probably start a new chemo called Navelbine.  She is also planning on calling her doctor at Sloan Kettering to discuss trials she may be eligible for.  We also have a nurse service coming in at least once a week to check on Karissa and we can call them 24/7 for help.


  We have a lot of help coming next week to be around for Karissa and also to help keep the kids busy and happy.


8 Responses to “Karissa Update”

  1. Kathy Clarke Says:

    Thanks for the update. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope she is feeling better soon.

  2. Terry Says:

    We love you all. Tony & Terry

  3. Aunt Cindy Says:

    Sending love and hugs. If you need anything, just call!

  4. Sending love and strength from Holland. Such a disappointment that the new combo failed so soon. I hope that Navelbine works better and hope you will spend good times with your family.

  5. Robin Says:

    Hugs and strength. Hope this new combo works and works better and for longer.

  6. Vicki Hiers Says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Karissa and your family during this difficult time. Always know that God’s loving arms are wrapped around you to help provide you with the strength and courage that each of you need. – Friend of Jennifer Gilbertson

    – Vicki & Darren Hiers

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