We had a doctors appointment yesterday and we got some good news. First the results of his MRI showed that his liver is still cancer free! Yeah.. Next, his weekly blood tests are showing that he is holding up well enough to again increase his chemotherapy back to the full dose. His viral load count has gone from 400,000 before treatment, to 26,000 after 12 weeks of treatment (it should have been 0 at this point), and now it is 8430. We have to get it to ZERO and even after that, he must stay on the chemotherapy an additional 9 months. Once that 9 month term is over, he will have to continue to have blood tests for the next year to make sure the Hepatitis C does not return. If the viral load count starts to go up again, he will be taken off of the treatment he is on and they will try a different cocktail of drugs.
Next appointment is scheduled for August 4th. I am not sure if I will be able to go with him to that one though since my surgery is scheduled for July 27th.