Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Good News and the Bad News

I'll start with the good news. That is that prayer works. We have absolutely felt the prayers of everyone today. Liam went in for his follow-up MRI, and what they thought was a tumor is definately there and is a mass. But it is NOT a tumor. It is not cancerous. It does not need to be removed. It is called a hamar toma, and is like a "skin tag" on the brain. We will be watching with MRI tests every three months. But, for now, it's harmless.

The bad news is that the mass does NOT explain his hypoxia and rapid breathing. So, more tests are needed and we're looking at about another week or so (at least) before we get to go home. I will, of course, keep everyone posted.

I don't even know where to begin on the thank you's. There are just too many to count, and we're still only just beginning.

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