Tre was the sole income provider for his family and is currently unable to work. Please show support for the Trevino family in this pressing time by donating funds to help them with their upcoming travel expenses.
The Trevino's are very grateful for your generosity.
I'm doing blood work, physical exam and getting chemo meds now. If all goes well I'll be able to go home for the weekend again, just like last week. If certain blood levels are too high/low I may have to stay through early next week. We're staying positive that all will go well this time again. Thank you all for your support.
We seem to finally be making some progress. I had a series of tests and scan last week at MD Anderson. Kristen and I leave tomorrow to go back to MDA for a few more tests and should all of those come back good, we will get to start treatment on Wednesday! We don't want to jinx anything, but I'm hoping our next update will be from MDA on Wednesday once my treatment has started. Saying prayers and fingers crossed! Thank you all again for your support!
The rest of the treatment (and associated costs) such as blood work, doctor visits, scans, tests, etc. fall to the patient. At the moment, the social worker that was assigned to me is negotiating with my insurance to find out what they are willing to cover, since they are technically NOT required to cover most of the associated cost since it’s a trial.
We are waiting to hear back from my social worker as to the estimated costs that will be left to us each month that I’m receiving treatment. We were told that it’s on average about a 2 week process to negotiate with the insurance. That holding true, we hope begin treatment by Monday, 1/23.
On the plus side, we were told that there are lots of financial assistance programs that I can apply for to help offset some of the costs that we will be left with. Once we hear back from my social worker with a start date and initial schedule, we will send out another update.
Kristen and I want to thank everyone for your continued support and encouragement. It means more to us than we could begin to express with words.
I would like to take a moment to remember a dear friend of mine who lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 30th. His Celebration of Life is today in Austin, which we am utterly disappointed we are going to miss.
"Wayne you will always be missed & never forgotten my friend!"