Sunday, December 6, 2009

Prialt trial starts Monday

It looks like all the planets have aligned, and BR's Prialt trial is a go for Monday morning. My understanding is that it will go something like this.

  • Check into MD Anderson
  • Anesthesiology assessment
  • Surgical procedure to insert catheter into BR's spine
  • Initial Prialt dosage delivery started using external pump
  • BR spends the night and is monitored for effectiveness and side effects.
  • Dosage adjustment
  • Discharge from hospital
  • Dosage adjustment
  • Dosage finalized
  • Catheter removed and trial ends
So by this time next week, we should know if Prialt will improve BR's quality of life.
In other news, we participated in the Lights of Love 5k Friday evening. With temperatures hovering around 31F/0C, BR became chilled to the bone quite quickly, and ended up having to drop out as we passed our street about half-way through the course. Once I got him inside and warming up, I rejoined the course and finished in just under an hour.

I then came home and celebrated with Dede and Beth's chicken and dumplings. I'm going to call it a caloric net-zero.


Herrad said...

Hi Steve, Hi BR,
Hope it all goes well tomorrow.
Have a pleasant day today.

Cranky said...

Steve - I am hopeful the trial is successful.

Sorry to hear that BR couldn't finish the 5k due to the cold. Glad you were able to finish. The chicken and dumplings sounds like the best part. :-)

Ana said...

Hi Steve!
Just saw your link at Herrad's blog.
I follow your blog with another account but I'm the same Ana.
This is a happy blog and I want to send you good vibrations.
I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

Kim said...

Fingers crossed that the Prialt trial goes swimmingly well. I will have you in my thoughts all day.

love to you both,