Posted by: Ken Wheatley | June 29, 2009

City of Hope

Sheila had her radiation treatment this morning after a 40 minute delay due to calibration problems with the accelerator.

She’s coughing a bit less and has a bit more energy. So that was nice. Maybe the antibiotics have kicked in to attack the pneumonia.

The City of Hope hospital in Duarte, CA called this afternoon. They have a sudden opening tomorrow, so we’re headed up there to meet with the oncologist that Dr. B recommended. It’s hard not to get our hopes up that they’ll have a trial available that Sheila will qualify for.

On the drive home tonight I was thinking about how gun-shy I’ve become in approaching these appointments. It’s like a dog with a shock collar. You just don’t know when you’re going to get zapped. Fortunately, I haven’t developed a twitch. Yet.

Sheila on the other hand is quite excited about going. I guess I’m just very anxious for her. I so desperately want something to work well. And long term.

At least the name of the hospital sounds promising…

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Responses

  1. Ken, thank you for keeping up your blog and letting us know how Sheila is doing.

    I am praying that Sheila is accepted into a trial at the City of Hope.

    God Bless you both and may God be with you and Sheila on this journey.

    Larry & Toni

  2. Best of luck my friend,

  3. Good luck!!

  4. Thanks for the note, Toni and Larry…

  5. Thanks for the note, Brian…

  6. Thanks Norma…have a good vacation…


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