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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Neutral news...

He saw the doctor today, and the doctor says he looks good. There were no new tests done, but doctors put a lot of stock in "eyeballs on the patient" to see how they are doing. His medications will continue at current levels.

The recent CAT scan does show some swelling, but that could be from tumor growth or from the virus spreading. The two doctors still disagree about whether a hole has formed in the tumor, but the MRI on the 17th should settle the matter...let's hope.

The doctor did say that if the MRI on the 17th shows any tumor growth, he wants to take it out. The tumor is small enough right now that he thinks he can take it out without loss of function, but if it grows much more it could be a problem. As a precaution, Tony has been scheduled for surgery on Thursday November the 19th. If he does the surgery, Tony would be kept awake during the surgery so the doctor could know when he was getting into sensitive areas...creepy but cool. We assume, but don't know, that if surgery is done, it would be followed by some sort of chemotherapy regimen.

As usual, we don't know exactly what is going on, and we don't know what is going to happen next. All we can do is prepare plan A, plan B, plan C, etc.

Tony's maternal grandparents will be down next week to stay with Tony and his Mom.

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