Oct. 3, 2011: Sy was just discharged from round 10 of Chemo. Sy went in on Friday once his counts were high enough to start another battle. Like usual Sy kicked this rounds butt, except for one small hic-up. At the conclusion of his chemo Sy had to stay 2 days because his kidney levels were off. Doctors wanted to be sure to get those under control and hydrate him before sending him home. Due to some subtle signs of the Doxorubicin effecting Sy's heart Matt and the Doctors decided it would be best to not risk it since there is no exact line to push it to. For round 11 Sy will not be on the Doxorubicin and will cut back to the Cisplatinum and he will continue to take his Sorafenib pill. Matt has spoke to several doctors and done lots of research and sadly this form of liver cancer is just too rare and there is not enough research out there to try anything different then the doctors at LPCH are already doing.
So with many prayers, lots of fight, determination and support, Sy continues to keep his spirits up and battle. I am witness when I say Sy's spirits and personality have not changed at all in 7 months, 10 rounds of chemo, numerous blood transfusions and many hospital stays. Sy is truly a super hero in my eyes and many others.
We <3 you Sy!!!