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Dad Finally Got a Scan, however.....


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After two months of waiting, dad finally got a CT scan to see how things were doing. His oncologist felt it was a good time to do it while dad was in the hospital with very low blood counts.

Well, the news may not be good, but we have to wait a little longer to know for sure. The two primary tumors in the left lung don't appear to have grown, but they didn't shrink. The superclavicular lymph node tumor on the right side appears to have grown a little. The possible bad news is the appearance of two spots at the bottom of each lung. The oncologist doesn't know yet whether its fluid or cancer and didn't seem to be leaning either way. Dad just got 7 bags of blood transfused over the last 3 days. The first day he had fluid build up and needed medication to get rid of all of the excess fluid. He hasn't had the medication since the first day so we are all praying for good news.

Unfortunately, dad is very discouraged. He apparently was expecting better results than the rest of us. The rest of us are trying to be optimistic and wait to see what the pathology report says on the other spots.

I just needed to tell someone. I'm hoping to have the other results tomorrow. Everyone please pray for good news. We could really use it right now. Thank you.

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