(mom [carla])

We see a cardiology specialist after another echocardiogram is done. We are told that there is some decline in the heart function due to the chemotherapy but it can be controlled with medication and that it is important to continue with the chemotherapy drugs as scheduled.

(mom [carla])

This last month has been back and forth to the hospital to continue chemotherapy. Yesterday (Monday) he started his last drug for this second course of chemo after surgery. Only two more courses to go–that should take him to the end of January. There may be an end in sight!!! Steve did meet with the prosthetist and doctor to get checked out and discuss his new leg. He has some more healing to do before he can be fitted and he has to have the OK from the surgeon to bear weight on the stump. It is a slow process because the chemo drugs slow everything. The great news is the C leg sounds fantastic–the knee is computerized so automatically adjusts the amount of pressure needed as you take a step. The bad news is that our insurance will only cover about $16,000 of the approximate $60,000 that it will cost so we have been busy checking out ways to finance the leg. STEVE WILL HAVE HIS LEG!!! It is so wonderful that we live in the technology age so we have advances like this and he doesn’t have to have a plain wooden peg leg. Again, thanks to everyone for the cards, prayers, and concern. It is so appreciated!!