Alright. I have more information. I'll start at the doctors office this morning.
We went to the doctors office wishing hoping and praying that everything would turn up clean. It was not the case. The doctor informed us that the tumor in Drew's abdomen that was originally 6cm is now 5.2cm. Not a huge decrease after all that chemo. Then he proceeded to tell us that there are 2 new nodules in his lungs. We were crushed. How could after all that time and chemo with all the tumor markers dropping to almost nothing could we have not gained more ground and then to see 2 new spots on the scan. It is not fair. The doctor wasn't sure what the next step should be so he decided to call the doctor that we had met with at the beginning of all of this- Dr. Foster in Indiana. He said that we should go home and he would give us a call after he had gotten hold of him and see what he thought would be the best plan of attack- either chemo or surgery.
Many hours and tears later- the doctor called us with an update. He said that he had talked with Dr. Foster and he believes that surgery is the way to go. He is also very concerned with the nodules in the lungs. He hasn't ever really seen someone have the cancer spread while in chemo. He believes that either the nodules are cancer and they were there before the chemo started and they were missed on the original CT scan or they may be something entirely different. He wants to be able to go in and take a look around and take the entire tumor out of his abdomen to be able to biopsy the entire thing so we know for SURE what we are looking at. It is a pretty intensive surgery so we are apprehensive about the recovery time but know that this is what needs to be done to get the cancer out. Both offices are working together to schedule surgery and when we will be able to get down there. They are hoping either this week or next. We are hoping as soon as possible.
It was a day of overwhelming emotions. We are exhausted.
I will update again as soon as we know anything more or find out the surgery time.