Thursday, June 25, 2009

Good news of another sort

So far Kay has just been a chemotherapy superstar. Her CA-125 counts have been plummeting, she has had no infections, bleeding problems, significant nausea, or other chemo related problems.

Kay had hoped to qualify for a clinical trial using a new drug, avastin, but was not eligible because of all the issues with the bile drainage, liver enzyme elevations, etc. Some of you may remember those issues what seems a long time ago now. We researched this medication, and decided to use it anyway, expecting that we would have to pay for the medication ourselves, as there was no assurance that it would be covered by our insurance. Today we found out that the insurance company paid for the first dose or Avastin. This is great news, as it means we will really not have much in the way of additional costs for Kay's treatment this year as we are well past our maximum out-of -pocket stop loss limit. Kay will have completed her chemotherapy initial 6 courses well before the end of the year.

We were committed to proceeding on this course of treatment, but it is really great news to not have to free up the kind of money it was going to take to pay for this medication.

Prayers of thanks are in order.

Tomorrow we see Dr. Safarri, and then have a weekend to enjoy before chemo course #4 on Tuesday.


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