Topic: Update on Jeff's surgery - sad news
Dear CC Family,
Jeff's liver resection surgery was scheduled for 12/20 (not 12/22 as I mistakenly posted earlier) with Dr. Rick Selby at USC Keck Medical Center.
Unfortunately, when Dr. Selby opened him up for the liver resection, he discovered that the tumor had spread, dramatically, since the PET/CT scan. He was closed up without the liver resection. It would appear that surgery is no longer an option for Jeff.
He will start another round of chemo, probably after the first of the year with Dr. Sadeghi at UCLA Medical Center.
We are very thankful for all of our wonderful doctors, but especially for Dr. Selby and his team who attempted surgery when others would not. The extreme aggressiveness of this tumor and the extent to which it has spread in such a short period of time is something that none of us expected.
I really have no other words at this time. I will post later.
Thank you all for your support and for being there for us.
Bob & Nancy
Jeff's Mom & Dad