Topic: Miracle Man Update
On my last post I mentioned that Teddy's cancer came back where his duodenum used to be before his Whipple Surgery. We found a Dr. who is going to perform cyberknife surgery. First Teddy has to have a PET Scan Monday to make sure there are no more "hot" spots. If not, he will be scheduled for this miraculous non-invasive surgery! In the meantime his right kidney has swollen and May 12th they put a tube and drainage bag on him, again. We were all singing, "Daddy has a brand new bag". Yesterday they changed the tube in the kidney and also put a stint in. He had a bad reaction and we spent the day in the hospital today but now except for being very tired we are on the upswing again. Now, here is the weirdest thing. The cancer is near the Ureter tube that leads from the kidney to the bladder. It is pushing against the tube causing the kidney to not drain! It is evidently contained as the ureter and kidney have no cancer. It is the most strange thing I have ever seen!!! Like the true Monster it is, grabbing at anything it can. Weird! I will keep you advised of the result of the PET Scan and the date for the CYberknIfe! They are also using this method on liver and pancreatic cancer now. Who knows maybe in our lifetime we will see a cure?? A side thought....we have an Oncologist, Urologist, Surgical Oncologist and a Primary doctor all working to keep Teddy well, however try as we may they just do not communicate unless something bad happens. Do any of you have this problem? Keep the faith and stay strong! Lainy
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