We’ve caught you up on what happened this summer, so now many of you are asking, “What now?” Well, there are never simple answers, but we’ll try our best to catch you up.
For the last couple of months, Manny has been taking a drug that serves as a VEGF-blocker, similar to the one he was taking in the clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland last year.
While this drug has been easier on his body than the chemotherapy he tried over the summer, it hasn’t shrunk his tumors as much as we would have liked it to.
Ideally, Dr. Wilky is hoping to start Manny on her clinical trial as soon as it is ready.
Until then, Dr. Wilky would like for Manny to participate in a similar clinical trial that is being run out of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. As I’m writing this, Manny is having tests and consultations done in order to be approved for the trial.
The trial looks very promising, as the concept is similar to Dr. Wilky’s. God-willing, if all goes as planned, and Manny is able to start on the trial soon, we will provide updates.
As always, please keep Manny in your thoughts and prayers –
“Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and his care is with his elect.” Wisdom 3:9