Friday, January 30, 2009
Favourite Patient: Dad
Today is Dad's visit to the oncologist at NCC or National Cancer Centre.
He has completed his second chemo cycle - two weeks of taking the medication and a week of rest before coming over for the progress report.
Dr. Lo had a slight cough today as checked her computer for Dad's blood test.
Dad's cancer marker has reduced further to 47.0, though slightly by 0.2 but a marked indication that it had not jumped like it did last year August when it increased from 3 to 22 then to 47.5 in September.
"47.... it has stabilized, so that's good." Said Dr. Lo.
I breathed a sigh of relief that it did not increase. An anxious feeling I always felt anticipating what the doctor had to tell, even though I felt confident that things will be alright after checking Dad's condition with him.
Then again, cancer has been known to be a silent killer disease. It was a totally good week for me once I heard the result from Dr. Lo.
After she examined Dad, making her way to her desk, Dr. Lo commented "Your Dad is my favorite patient... he's such a sweet man." I smiled and told Dad of what she said.
Dad smiled and nodded to her "Thank you, thank you."
Dad was given another cycle of Chemo with the same dosage as the previous two. The next consultation will involve a CT Scan become seeing her again apart from taking the blood test.
So we'll make another trip back to NCC 3 weeks later on Friday, 20th February 2009... hoping for the best outcome each time. Little miracle at at time. Thank you God.