Thursday, April 2, 2009

Holy Moly!

All I can say is "WOW". Dad finally got around to asking for the results of his blood marker tests. We were all so jazzed with the results of the scans, we forgot to follow up on the markers. So on Tuesday, sort of conversationally, Dad asked the nurse to check on the results. The number nearly knocked him out of his chair.

In October, he was at 470. As a refresher, a normal, cancer-free result is 0 - 40. So 470 was not a good number.

In December, he was down around 190. We were very happy to see such a drop.

At the start of March? 95. I'll say it again. NINETY FIVE.

No wonder the doctor was so happy. That's an *incredible* result!

As you can imagine, we are all thrilled. Dad was so happy, he finished his chemo and then he, Mom and a friend of theirs went out for a burger. Who finishes chemo and then grabs a burger?

My Dad.

He swears he's doing so well because of all the support, prayers and love he's received from all of his friends. We're all in this together, and we're winning!