Looking Ahead…

//Looking Ahead…

Looking Ahead…

Hello all.

Mike has been out of the hospital for a little over a week now and has set up shop at Jenny and Ryan’s house.  He’s doing alright…glad to be out of the hospital with the comforts of “home” around him (ie. Coop dog!), much less pain issues thanks to the pain pump doing it’s thang, but still struggling with nausea to the point of not being able to really eat much at all.

Yesterday he had an appointment with his oncologist, Dr. Young.  She believes the B-RAF is working based on good shrinkage of his mothership tumor…we’ll know for sure what’s happening internally when he gets some repeat scans in about 6 weeks.  Crossing everything that it truly is working and continues to work for a good long while!  Trying some new anti-nausea meds to try to get that under control so the poor man can eat something real.  All he wants is a pizza 🙂 but his stomach has ulterior motives about that.  So, again let’s hope they can find a med that can extinguish the nausea issue.

Looking ahead, he will have a consult with Dr. Ley (surgical oncologist) to see about an injection into his mothership tumor that could assist in shrinking it.  He’ll also be referred to UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Cancer Center to see about some possible trials/treatment there.  Probably nothing will happen on that front though unless or until the B-RAF isn’t working.

So that’s the word on the street for now.  Keep on keeping on, folks…I know we are!


                                                                                           (Mike and Coop May 2018)
By | 2018-05-16T13:11:27+00:00 May 16th, 2018|10 Comments


  1. Nancy May 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Love the photo – Coop is like, yeah… we need some pizza here. Sure hope things hold steady for a while. Love & XXXs

  2. Cher-o May 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the updates Becky. You all are really supportive and loving with each other!

  3. DebbyD May 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    My prayers are deep and consistent and will now include pizza! Love to all of you!

  4. Pody May 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Yea – sitting OUTSIDE with Coop Boi and the birds!! Love you Mikey and keep up that crazy strength… Counting on that B-RAF to keep doing its thing and that the new meds work wonders. Hopefully Monical’s is in the near future my friend! You are in my thoughts constantly buddy. xx Pody

  5. Frances LaPlant May 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Still praying everyday. Hold strong. #teammikey

  6. Leigh Anne Rohl May 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Love this picture! He seems completely at peace even if he isn’t. Please tell Mikey I am continuously praying for he and your family and I so look forward to your posts on here!

  7. David Jackson May 16, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Man hope you get that Nausea under control let me know when you do. That pizza is on me brother.

  8. Larry D Cagle May 16, 2018 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the update.

  9. Carla Struble Henderson May 17, 2018 at 2:01 am - Reply

    You are all in my prayers.. Miracles happen. It did for me.. Hugs to your mom.

  10. Kelly Drake May 19, 2018 at 3:49 am - Reply

    Continuous prayers your way.

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