It felt weird being away from md anderson for my brother. I kinda felt like I was letting him down but I had exams. He was down there to meet with his attending oncologist as well as a radiation oncologist to go over the plan as to what to do next. I'm not sure I completely understand the results in their entirety but the plan is two-fold. Regarding the numbness of the facial skin, the plan is to irradiate the cervical spine. The radiation oncologist put the odds at 50:50 at being able to restore sensation to the face. The radiation is done daily Monday through Friday for two weeks. He'll be staying at a hotel down here and starts on Monday. The second aspect is to begin taking the newer chemotherapy Tarceva. It's an oral pill so he's already begun that one. He then has a follow up in about a month to check in to see how he's doing.
My dad is making up for me missing my missing my brother's appointment. In a stupor, I bubbled in answers on my scantron, hopefully the right ones. Afterwards, I skipped on over to MD Anderson for my dad's appointment. Several hours later, he's starting his second round of chemo.