I thought I would start things out with a puppy, because puppies are adorable and cute. In addition I wanted to take a moment and update everyone on what has been going on. I actually have been holding onto this information for a while as I hate being the bearer of bad news. So I have been personally dealing with some stuff that I spent the past month or so debating even making public. While I love being the center of attention, when it is in such a depressing light it is a bummer. About a month and a half ago, after receiving a CT scan, Clover and I learned that the second line chemotherapy was not working and there has been some progression of the cancer. As you can imagine this is a pretty shitty situation. The 1st line of treatment lasted around 6 months before it started to lose its fighting ability and this only worked for a few months. As lines of treatment fail, our options become more limited. For what initially looked like a "non-aggressive" cancer, this bad boy seems to be having a field day with my organs.
I have met with my medical team and they have outlined a new line of treatment. It will consist of an oral pill that I will take that is believed to help stabilize the cancer, preventing further growth. Sadly it is not thought to have much effect on decreasing or shrinking the cancer. We are also looking into other drugs that while not specifically used for my type of cancer could possibly have an effect based on targeting certain mutations seen on a liquid biopsy that was taken a while back. We are also looking into a procedure that injects chemotherapy to target the liver tumors that have particularly gotten bigger for more focused therapy (More information on that to come). Other than that we are searching the country for any and all trials that I may be eligible for.