Hello Friends! We are coming up on our 1 year anniversary with this cancer journey. Wow! In one year we have gone through any and all normal Cholangio treatments. We feel so blessed to have another option.
I want to update you, #TravsArmy, on what our schedule looks like for the upcoming trial.
First, I should tell you that Trav got into the trial that we were hoping for. That was such great news, and quite a relief. The doctors at the NIH also let us know that they are excited about the fact that he also fits the second trial. So… they have a back up if the first trial is not successful. Of course we hope and pray that the first trial will be successful. It’s just always nice to know that there’s something else.
We found out today that Trav is expected at the NIH on the 16th. He will be admitted into the hospital that day and will remain as a patient in their hospital until he has recovered from his surgery. The 16th and 17th will be full of tests and surgery prep appointments. His surgery will take place on the 18th. Today our research nurse told me that it could take 7-10 days for Trav to recover from the surgery well enough to go home. We will be praying for a quick recovery. We will both be so anxious to get home to our kids.
I am not sure when, but some time after the surgery we will find out if Travs tumor cells are re growing into the healthy T-cells that we desperately need. Hopefully they will. It will take about 3 wks for them to fully grow. Once the doctors say the cells are ready then Trav and I will head back to the NIH for the next part of the process.
Kristina (our blog writer) and I will do our best to keep you posted while Trav and I are at the National Institute of a Health. I will ask for specific prayer requests and update on Travs condition.
Again we love #TravsArmy and appreciate the support.