New Update Again! Saw the Dr. today about my husbands tests!

By nanaellen Latest Reply 2012-06-14 15:02:38 -0500
Started 2012-06-14 01:05:53 -0500

He showed us a color picture of his PET Scan, the best way I can describe it is…you know the draino commercials on t.v.??? His esophagus looks like it has 1/8th of an inch of sludge which is the Cancer…causing him to have really bad coughing fits and shortness of breath…the radiation they were going to do INSIDE?? Not gonna happen…too risky …they would have to implant something into the area with the cancer so…radiation outside 5 days a week for 5 weeks…Risk factors are if he does nothing the coughing fits will get worse and there is a major blood vessel that could rupture and cause him to bleed out…if he DOES do the radiation the coughing will get much better and then much worse before it gets better again and that in itself can weaken the wall of this blood vessel and he could bleed out! He's doing the radiation and it starts in the a.m. tomorrow so gotta make this another short one for now!! p.s. my nephew has made it through 2 more surgeries and things are looking better than even the doctors hoped!! Thank you all for the prayers and thoughts for my family keep up the good work it's working!! :) Still smilin' Ellen I'll keep you all posted.

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DeanaG 2012-06-14 08:35:24 -0500 Report

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Don't forget to take care of yourself. ;-)

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