June 13, 2013
Today is KDd-1-8.
Today I had my next complete set of infusions, Kyprolis @ 37 mg, Doxil @ 12 mg, and dexamethasone @ 4 mg (+ the 16 mg I swallowed this morning with breakfast). All told, i was hooked up for almost 3 hours. So far so good.
Tomorrow I get my next Kyprolis and Dex infusion.
Yesterday I met with Warren to review the CBC taken just before our meeting. My RBC, red blood cell count was down to 3.78 (normal is 4.20-6.30). The others were normal or very slightly off normal. Warren was happy with the values.
The other blood sample taken yesterday was a Metabolic Panel. Warren explained that this is run to watch kidney function to see if I am going through Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS). TLS means that a chemotherapy is working very well, perhaps too well and so many cancer cells are dying (Lysis) that the kidneys run into trouble trying to eliminate all the dead cells. The metabolic panel will show if this happening. If it is, we simply skip one or more doses until the kidneys recover. Those results will be available tomorrow.
Complicated stuff, cancer therapy is!
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.
Keep us posted on the results tomorrow….