Hi everyone: Sorry i haven't been here for awhile, lot of stuff going on. I really need help and info if any for this. Rob's hands have started getting worse, he is noticing more weakness the last couple of days. the muscle atrophy on his hands is now so noticable that tonight he was getting angry and frustrated. Does anyone know if this means that more tumors are in more of the nerves that go to the arms? The last time we had the radiation done for the tumors in the nerves at the C7 dr. said he can not do anymore radiation in that area. Does anyone know of anything else we can try. We are desperate now. I don't what he will do if he loses his hands. He once said that he would rather be dead than lose the use of his hands. He had another chemo last Wed. and dr. upped the dose to the max 140 for Rob's weight etc.. When we teleconferenced with him last Tues. I asked him what else he can try if Docetaxel doesn't work. He just said that we are going to take it month by month. Everytime i suggested a new drug to try he again shot me down and wouldn't listen. The way he spoke left both of us with the impression that Rob was near the end. He woke me in the middle of the night to ask if that was the feeling i had also. I told him no, but i'm getting really scared. Money is so tight that travelling is out of the ques. We feel as if the drs. are giving up and that's it. If at all possible the farthest we might be able to go would be Toronto. Does anyone know of any really good prostrate dr. there with compassion, hope and who doesn't just stop trying to help his patients. I realize these are far fetched ques. but as i said we're desperate. He doesn't want to think that his time is almost over and I am not ready to give up, I just don't know what else to do. We asked for another psa test since his last one was in April, but dr. wants to wait till he sees us in July. I am so frustrated with our drs. Please any help is so appreciated. Really scared, Rob and Lifeline.