Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Some Good News

Today we met with a dietitian, speech therapist, radiologist, oncologist, and the neurosurgeon. It was a long day! We scheduled his chemo and radiation to start next Wednesday. As I mentioned before, he will be doing this radiation treatment 5 days a week for 6 weeks and the chemo will be every day for those 6 weeks. Our discussions with the doctors mostly centered around the side effects he may/may not experience (nausea, tiredness, loss of appetite, loss of muscle mass, etc.) and the medications he will be taking.

We did have some positive news, which we are very happy about. Dr. Cohen told us he had gotten a result back about Scott's tumor where he tested positive for the IDH Mutation. Apparently, those who have AA where the IDH Mutation is present respond better to treatments and take longer for the tumor to grow back. With Dr. Jensen being able to perform a complete resection and the presence of the IDH Mutation, there is a lot of hope for many years, despite the original outlook of 3-9 years. The radiologist also talked to us about a lot of positive research going on that may improve chances for survival in the future.

Thank you again for all your love and support. We are so blessed to have many wonderful family and friends helping us through this!

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