We had a second phone consultation yesterday with the doctor from the health clinic in British Columbia. He reviewed Andrew's scans again and spoke with him about the current state of his ascites. He emphasized that his treatment is not curative but rather palliative care. Since they are an out patient clinic the doctor requires Andrew to have a self draining catheter in place so the fluid can be drained off on a daily basis. In Andrew's true fighting and persistent spirit he wants to keep going and keep trying. Andrew met with Dr. Milder today at Swedish and is scheduled to have the procedure tomorrow to have the catheter installed.
Andrew continues to be uncomfortable and in pain so Dr. Milder upped his pain pills today. Hopefully this new dosage will bring Andrew some relief. We also got him compression socks and have him elevate his feet whenever possible and this helps tremendously to reduce the swelling in his legs and feet.
Because of the wonderful person that Andrew is, and the amount of people that love him, he receives multiple emails, phone calls and texts each day. This has proved to be a bit overwhelming for him, so if he does not return your message, please know that he loves you and appreciates your care and concern. Please check here for updates or contact one of us Moritz sisters and we will give you an update if you have not heard back from Andrew. Thank you for understanding.
For all of our Missouri friends and family, go Cardinals!