July 3rd 2008

Today Cristian had his treatment (Bevacizumab and Irinotecan). Jenelle spoke to Dr.Khakoo and voiced our concerns about Cristian’s increased weakness on his right side. Dr.Khahoo has put Cristian back on his steroids (Dexamethasone), plus (Lansoprazole) which is to coat his stomach. Cristian will take 1 milligram during the day and 1 milligram at night. Cristian’s next MRI will probably be the most important one. If his Tumor grows or stay stable without decreasing, then we have a lot of important decisions to make. If the tumor decreases in size then we will stay on his current treatment (Bevacizumab and Irinotecan). If the tumor grows then we will attempt to start one of two new drugs (Nimotuzumab or Panitumumab) which more info on these 2 drugs can be found on the Wednesday June 18th, 2008 entry. If the tumor stays stable we have to decide whether to keep him on Bevacizumab and Irinotecan or switch to Nimotuzumab or Panitumumab. Jenelle and I want to thank everyone for their guestbook sign ups and all your prayers. Without your support we would be fighting Alone!

John “Gungie” Rivera
Forever Cristian’s Daddy