Today our doctor wanted to find out what had caused the excessive bleeding, so Mette was CT-scanned. The results came as a bit of a surprise, but not a complete shock: there had been tumor growth in both lungs since the last scan (-the tumors have doubled in size in eight weeks), and new metastases have appeared. Apparently one of the tumors had started bleeding, but it could not be discerned whether this was caused by the Sutent pills or not. Because of the tumor growth and the bleeding our doctor strongly recommended that Mette should stop taking Sutent immediately. She had two more blood transfusions, a bag of painkillers, and was sent home for the christmas holidays!
We are a little bit disappointed that Sutent didn't work, but nothing really gets to us anymore. We know which route Mette is taking, we just don't know how long it takes to get there. But now we have decided that this f***ing disease will not be allowed to destroy our christmas!
Merry Christmas to all!