Crapshoot

"We're no longer in the realm of Science, but rather that of Art", said the UCLA specialist regarding Kathy's cancer status. Seems like she's used nearly all of the treatments currently available - and now we're about out of cards to play.

So we find ourselves in the Washington DC area to go through a week of various tests to see if she qualifies for a Vaccine clinical trial (AdHER2DC). It's a Phase 1 trial, which means it's the first time to be used with humans. It's had great success with mice but mice are not humans (Kathy blogged, " I wish I was a mouse!"). Her doctor thinks this is foolish, but Kathy has done her research & spiritual preparation and is ready for the challenge - she will know if she qualifies on Friday.

So here we are: with an unfamiliar rental car in an unfamiliar place with an unfamiliar GPS - about to walk a tightrope, betting there's a God-net underneath it all. Like all of life it's a crapshoot and we're ready to roll the dice.