Monday, October 11, 2010

we got it done!

Thursday Aleisha was released from OSU-FINALLY! after jumping through hoops she finally got the clearance to go to Grant (thank you For postponing her time twice!!)
and get the Epi Infusion (Study Drug)....With the IV steroids she improved with the eye deviation and the confusion. Repeat scans showed another lesion in the brain. However after much discussion it was decided to continue with the administration of the Chemo and plan on another Gamma knife to destroy the lesion in the brain. Unsure at this time if that lesion is the cause of the symptoms that lead to this admission, but ruling out anything else it appears to be. There are still many new lesions behind the stomach and a few in the spine. Our hope is that this new chemo regimen will help to stall or eliminate their growth. Although we are aware there is no "Cure" for Melanoma we are looking for time and will never rule out hope. Faith continues to give us hope and with that we continue to look for opportunities that may help destroy or hamper this disease.

Aleisha is still fighting. She sleeps alot, she has fatigue when she is awake. Her IBS has given her some more problems (back to the dr again for more options) but she still fights.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Setback--not good

Over the past week Aleisha has been experiencing bouts of confusion that come and go. Although she appears to come out of it a trip to the ER came up with little results. Last night that was not the issue. She did not apprear to be "with it" and it was noted that her eyes were deviated to the side...again her husband took her to the ED. This time the symptoms did not subside...She was transferred overnight to OSU Medical Center...Arthur James Hospital. Our hope is for some answers..some good answers...some hope.....It was planned that she would start the new testing/study drug we refer to as EPI on Thursday..that was our only prayers that whatever she has to encounter ...she can do quickly so we can get her the medicine.
This young mom continues to have setback after setback..This camily cannot get a break .....her husband is made of steel on the outside and is an Angel on the inside..Love is amazing...We can only hope and pray that the Lord Blesses her through another event......