An Amoebic Liver Abscess from Guatemala?

October 1, 2006 from Don | Hospitalization, Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on An Amoebic Liver Abscess from Guatemala?

Good morning Skip, I woke a little early this morning but I am feeling good. I think the doctors may have the acid reflux under control so I am hopeful I can begin eating today. The article below from CDC is a good one and shows the life cycle of the amoeba clearly. Thanks for […]

Pneumonia?

October 2, 2006 from Don | Hospitalization, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Pneumonia?

Skip, I am hoping to head home today. I am now being told the I have low grade pneumonia in bottom of right lung and it is because of my shallow breathing with the liver issues. I had a CT Scan this morning and have been eating real food for lunch, dinner and now breakfast. […]

Abnormal Cells Detected in the Liver Abscess!

October 13, 2006 from Skip | Discouraging Times, Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Abnormal Cells Detected in the Liver Abscess!

This afternoon Don found out from the NWH team that his abscess has not gone down in size as expected, and it is still draining.  They are not finding amoeba & fecal matter in the drainage as they expected, but are finding some “abnormal” cells.  They want to do a biopsy, and try to find […]

Research on the Nasty Amoeba

October 14, 2006 from Don | Photos, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Research on the Nasty Amoeba

Skip, I found a great site from India and here is some information that might explain the abnormal cells: On microscopic examination the pus may show dead and deformed hepatocytes (although often they are not recognizable as liver cells), RBCs and a few polymorphs. The trophozoites of E. Histolytica are usually present in the wall […]

Three Chances to Escape the Cancer!

October 18, 2006 from Don | Encouraging Times, Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Three Chances to Escape the Cancer!

The morning following the Canlis Dinner Bart, Dan, Heather and I enjoyed a delightful breakfast together. Heather wanted to hear all about our dinner and as we shared, new stories unfolded and I realized I was again experiencing this sense of Heaven, of timeless Joy. We were laughing, crying, sharing stories as if we had […]

The Ferry Line and Neville Peter

October 20, 2006 from Don | Encouraging Times, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on The Ferry Line and Neville Peter

Whidbey Island has always been a wonderful getaway. After the news of cancer I could not think of anywhere I would rather be. Inviting several close family friends we loaded up the car and headed north. Heather, our Pug Indy, and dear friends Inga, and Sarah packing into my car. As usual there was a […]

Stop and Read Mark 2!

October 26, 2006 from Don | Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Stop and Read Mark 2!

Tell everyone you know- all to stop and Read Mark 2. Don’t pray for healing- it has already been done with the healing of my sins. We can’t be like the religious leaders in Mark 2. Pray thanksgiving that the miracle has already been done and lift up the Lord’s prayer “Thy Kingdom come, thy […]

Chemotherapy Begins or Does it?

November 7, 2006 from Skip | Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Chemotherapy Begins or Does it?

Don’s first chemotherapy treatment was canceled today. In a last minute development (he’s had a lot of these), his oncologist wants to see if Don can be enrolled in a Stage 3 clinical trial for Taxoprexin- a new and improved Taxol which is encapsulated in Lipid that has been shown to be more effective than […]

Skip, As you know may Chemotherapy was canceled today so that I may enroll in a Stage 3 clinical trial for Taxoprexin- a new and improved Taxol which is encapsulated in Lipid that has been shown to be more effective than Taxol alone since it is absorbed more effectively, has a longer half-life and has […]

Here is the latest news. I asked Skip if he could craft e-mail updates so we can keep everyone informed. I know this would be a burden for Heather so it is great that Skip is willing to help us. I had another CT scan at 9AM this morning that is required for the Taxoprexin […]

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