Monday, May 18, 2009

The results are in

The results are in and Micah's cancer is Stage 1. This is AWESOME!!! What does this mean? It means that it looks as though there is no more cancer in his little body, that the surgeon (guided by God's hands) removed the whole mass and it hasn't spread! There is a minor issue with the bone scan, the radiologist saw something irregular on Micah's ribs so we will be having another bone scan in June. The oncologist believes what the radiologist was seeing is just bruising from the surgery but the bone scan next month should confirm this. Please pray for clear scans. I'll let you know when this scan is scheduled.

Where do we go from here?

Well now we are on to trying to figure out why Micah continues to desat while sleeping. The whole reason we found out that Micah has cancer was because his pulmonologist had a CT scan done to see if it would show why he was desating while sleeping (desating is when your o2 levels in your body drop...a normal o2 level for a sleeping child should be between 95-100%, Micah drops into the 60's and fluctuates all night long while sleeping and during naps unless he is on supplemental o2). Micah will be seeing Dr.S (pulmonologist) next Tuesday afternoon where we hope to find out where we go from here. There has been talk that the next step is to have Micah see an Ear Nose and Throat Doctor to see if he can see anything that would cause this.

We also will be talking with the Speech Pathologist to see what she wants to do with Micah's aspirating while swallowing issues, he contiunes to use "simply thick" in his bottles to thicken it up so that he swallows correctly and with out aspirating. His last swallow study was done a few months ago and we are hoping that we can get him off of the "simply thick" soon. I truly believe another swallow study is needed to see if his swallowing has improved. I don't believe that it has though as if we try to lessen the amount of "simply thick" we put in his bottles he chokes and gags which most likly means he is aspirating it. Blah.

Thank you everyone for all of your prayers! We would not be able to make it through all of these trials without God and you all. We are truly thankful for all of our family and friends, even those whom we have never met!

Blessings

Melinda

1 comment:

Jennifer L said...

I'm so thankful that everything looks good and very relieved that it is Stage 1.