Normally, immediately after an MRI, Erin sends an email to Dr. Scott Peak in Redwood City, presently Kaiser’s only neuro-oncologist in Northern California, and to Dr. Chen, the radiological oncologist who supervised her radiation therapy 2 years ago in Rancho Cordova. She notifies them that she has had an MRI.
So, for the last couple of days I had been asking her if she had written them, and she wasn’t sure if she had. She had been so tired and depressed that she hadn’t worried about it. Finally, last night I suggested we look on her Kaiser website to see if she had written them. She had, and they had both responded Thursday. Peak thought that the small change might be due to the slice angle and Chen began his message with “Good news”. Both thought that she should continue on the Avastin and Irinotecan at least until the next MRI in 8 weeks.
So, Erin wrote Steve last night and asked him to come up today with the boys. Erin cooked crepes for all of us using a recipe I got from a roomate back in 1962. Steve wrote Dr. Adams, the medical oncologist, asking him to resume the infusions of Avastin and Irinotecan. So, we assume that she will have the infusion within the next couple of days. Her spirits are much better!