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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We have the tumor pathology

It is an astrocytoma, and will require radiation treatment at least and perhaps chemo. It isn't the worst kind (grade 4) but appears to be a grade 2 or 3...probably a 3. The neurologist talks as if it is very treatable, and expects full eradication of the tumor. We will know more when we see the oncologist.

His white-cell count is still high (17,000) but is steadily falling. They can't find any infection, so they believe the high count is a result of sudden withdrawal from the steroids. As he stays on steroids, the count should fall to normal.

Tony remains upbeat, is walking around the hospital to get exercise, and is reading books. All are good signs that he is recovering well from the surgery stage of this process.

Thank you for your interest in and prayers for his recovery.

1 comment:

  1. Man Tony,
    I am glad to see you're in good spirits. I know all the RFCs and friends are there supporting you and you've got my prayers. Get well soon.