Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Results, Part 2

Nick had a CT scan done yesterday - poor kid - the contrast they gave him made him pretty sick. Thank goodness the scan only took about 15 minutes.

We met with Dr. Chen this morning and the scan indicates bone erosion in his right maxillary sinus area. Dr. Chen has requested that a copy of this scan be sent to Dr. Rhabar, Nick's surgeon in Boston. She would like him to look at the CT done yesterday as well as the MRI done last week. We're hoping the bone erosion was always there or was a result of the surgery - Dr. Rhabar will be able to determine. I have sent a copy of the scans to Dr. Albritton, the oncologist at Dana Farber, asking her to coordinate with Dr. Rhabar and review his condition. More waiting, unfortunately.

We've bumped up his scan dates to Oct 3rd (meeting with Dr. Chen on Oct 6th). Slight possibility of needing another biopsy (Nick said, NO - he's sick of people sticking things up his nose). Nick also has caught a cold and his chest is congested. I'm sure I'll be calling him hourly to ask him how he's feeling. Until then...he still has to do his own laundry.

Nick will be posting later about his trip to Canada - he came back saying, "eh?" and "aboowt". School starts on MONDAY!

Thanks for checking in!



Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Lori and family,
I give thanks to God for the wonderful doctors He has placed in Nick's corner. When the waiting is over and the next round bell rings - may everyone, Nick included, come out fighting while praying. This past Sunday I was blessed by attending church with cousin Ellen Conroy and her two children - Kristopher and Allison -of Seattle, WA. The message was on Matthew 15:21-28 "The Faith of the Canaanite Woman". The point I heard was we need to continually plead for God's grace. So that is what I'll do while waiting.
Love, aunt Chris

akparamedic said...

To All,

I just checked in and immediately realized I have some catching up to do!

I LOVE the shooting star! I have a reverse-mohawk, but not enough remaining hair to do something like that. In fact; twice this past year I shaved only half my head and it was HOURS before the family even noticed.

It was fantastic seeing all of you at the reunion, but far too brief. I have finally warmed up to the turkey lamp of Uncle D's that Kati decided she had to have. In fact, it is in our front room!

I'll be checking in more often and will probably be sending you an e-mail but, for now, please know our thoughts and prayers are (of course) ALWAYS with all of you! And Lori, your updates and commentary here have always been topnotch and very much appreciated.