Personal Updates by Gibby and/or his family.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


We just returned from Dr. Becerra, and are a little bit hopeful. Gibby's billirubin is still too high , but the doctor seemed to think one of the studies might be a possibility. Will depend on the blood work done today; it is a 3-phase study (a combination of 3 drugs). So we go back next week to see what Dr. thinks. Gibby had a smile on his face today, but we know it will depend on blood work and overall strength. We don't know a lot of the details on the study, such as how long he would be on it (indefinitely?), how often he would receive the infusions (daily, weekly?), etc., but whatever it takes, we are up for it!!!
He has had a great deal of relief since they put him on the morphine 3 weeks ago - his pain is under control, which is such a blessing.
He is really enjoying having Jeff here - this is Sports Central again, which I love. They have a blast talking football, hockey, etc. They would talk about the Rangers, but there is not much to say about them, is there? Too bad Jeff lives so far away, but he loves L.A. - and besides, they talk on the phone a lot!
Love to everyone, and we will post again; sorry I haven't done a better job at this, but will try to be more efficient in the future. God bless each of you!!
Love, Judy

Monday, September 18, 2006

September 18, 2006

Hi, everyone! Just a quick update, even though we go back to Dr. Becerra tomorrow to find
out if Gibby qualifies for the Clinical Study. So far, his blood work, weight and other situations
have not allowed him to take the Phase I chemo. They are very powerful drugs, and he has to
be strong enough to tolerate them. We know the doctor will not put him on it if all is not as it
should be.
Latest news on the homefront: Jeff flew in tonight from L.A. to spend some time with his Dad; we were so glad to see him and always enjoy his visits. He plans on staying for several days, so Gibby is thrilled to have a guy to talk to, not just me! Angela and Cherish (and families) are here, so we are blessed to see them really often.
Went to the Texas Tech-TCU game on Saturday in the 90 degree weather; had to leave early, as it was just too hot for Gibby, but all we missed were some more field goals; Tech didn't end TCU's winning streak. We were so happy to see our Tech friends Kent Hance, Robert and Ellen Dill, Jan Jackson, Jerry and Gail Smith, plus some good friends from here in town. We don't get out as much anymore, so it is a treat to see old friends.
I will post the results of tomorrow's visit; thanks again for your love and concern - and most of all, your prayers. It has been almost 3 years since his diagnosis in October of 2003. What a miracle!

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