Showing posts with label Treatments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Treatments. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gary Carter ready to proceed with new stronger chemo treatment


Gary Carter, whose more intense round of chemotherapy had been delayed by a low white-blood-cell count, is now ready to proceed with that treatment to combat malignant brain tumors.

His daughter Kimmy Bloemers writes:

"Dad went to the doctor yesterday and received news that his white blood count was high enough to start the new stronger chemo! The blood count is still a little low; however, he got the green light to take his first pill last night. He took an anti-nausea pill at 10 p.m. and took his chemo at 10:30 p.m. and then fell right to sleep. We are so happy to report that dad is not sick and he had a good day today. There was some anxiety yesterday not knowing if this 5-day treatment would have terrible reactions. Aside from being tired, dad has no other side effects!!!"

Bloemers adds: "Dad will take his second chemo pill tonight and will take his last chemo pill Friday night. This will happen every month for one year. Five pills for one month, Avastin every two weeks and steroids everyday. ... Dad is very strong, determined and focused for our family, his fans, friends and his baseball players. I am so proud of him. He has endured a lot these last three months and without a doubt, the best is yet to come. The more we pray, the more this miracle will happen!"
 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Doctor says Gary Carter "Looks Wonderful"


According to the NY Post, Mets great Gary Carter is improving as he heads into the final portion of his first round of cancer treatments.

His daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote on a family website Monday, "Mom and dad were told by the doctor that dad looks wonderful and is happy to see how well he is doing."

Carter, who has brain cancer, was unable to attend All-Star Game festivities last week and will not be in Cooperstown for next weekend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 1986 world champion was able to walk two miles Monday, according to Bloemers, and plans to return as head baseball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University next season.

Carter will finish radiation treatments Tuesday. A scheduled MRI exam was moved up to Aug. 1.

"We know dad still has a battle and a road ahead of him to fight; however, we believe in miracles," Bloemers wrote, according to ESPN.com.
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