At my appointment this week they showed me that my tumor markers are still going doing. The CA-27, which a year ago was above 1500, is now at 175. Pretty great! So, the pharmacist at SCCA recommended that I reduce my Tykerb dosage, since I’m also getting a heavy dose of Herceptin every 3 weeks.
So now I’m taking 4 giant horse pills of this stuff a day instead of 5. Which just might lessen the side effects a bit, we’ll see. The doc also gave me some lotion for my face. What I thought was some kind of acne is actually some kind of rash. Which then bleeds and scabs and doesn’t really seem to ever heal. Hopefully, this new lotion will help, as the rash is now all over my face, scalp, neck, and shoulders. So very fun.
Finnegan is growing growing growing and is so much fun. But also trouble! He’s figured out how to go up and down the stairs, how to roll around in Jackson’s bed, how to drag the bath mats out of the bathroom, how to carry shoes around the house, and how to stay up all day long with hardly a nap. It’s like watching a toddler sometimes! He is gaining a lot of confidence and independence, and has even started leaving the room and going upstairs without me to get into something. This, the puppy that wouldn’t let me out of his site for 3 seconds without crying just a week ago! Ah, they grow up so fast!