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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Still gathering information

Tony acts perfectly healthy and has had scores of visitors to keep him busy. He is reported to be upbeat, accepting of the situation, and ready to work through this. He appears to have turned his concerns over to God.

He is in the hospital in his college town. His Mom is with him along with her parents. His roommate's family stayed with him until she arrived. Thanks goes out to them for their support while she traveled down to see him.

The doctor says he has a tumor in his brain the size of a hard-boiled egg. This was discovered with a CAT scan and confirmed with an MRI. A full body CAT scan was done today looking to see if there may be other tumors. The results are not known to us yet, but should be tomorrow morning.

The tumor is likely responsible for his headaches and the occasional numbness in his right arm. Both were attributed to college stress, but when his face went numb, he went to the hospital.

The next step is probably a biopsy to find out what kind of tumor we are dealing with. If there are other tumors, the biopsy will likely be from one of them.

Your prayers would be welcome.

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