Appointment Update

We are finally back from our appointment and the news was good.  It appears as if the remaining portion of the tumor shrank, but they can’t really tell because of it’s position.  The area where the tumor is located is thinner than it was previously, so that is a good sign.  The tumor cavity is a lot smaller than the last MRI because that portion of the brain is moving back into it’s space.  Other than that, there were no changes, which is a GREAT thing.  They always look for a stable MRI, and that is what he received today.

They gave him the option of following up with the year’s worth of oral chemo, Temodar, or just waiting.  Dr. Yung said that the temodar is like an insurance policy and that is what he would do if he was in Ricky’s position.  So, he will start the temodar and take 12 cycles worth.  He will have 5 days of treatment every 28 days.  We will return to Houston in February and will have a follow up MRI.  He will have a scan and trip to Houston every 2 months during this first year.

We are so excited about the news and just thrilled with the Almighty Healer.  He is truly the only one to thank and we just glorify Him for all He continues to do in our lives.

We love you all!

7 Responses to “Appointment Update”

  1. 1 Kelly Bolivar December 16, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    So glad the news was good. We will be thinking of you guys and will be checking back for updates. We continue to keep you guys in our prayers. God Bless!! Happy Holidays!

  2. 2 Cindy December 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    That’s wonderful news. . .Praise God! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!


  3. 3 The Diehl Family December 16, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    What great news! God is Great!! Have a Merry Christmas!!

  4. 4 Chrisan Fields December 16, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    What wonderful news! I am so thankful to hear that there has been positive progress! Doug and I will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all!

  5. 5 the figueroas December 16, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    We are so glad that all is good news! Enjoy your holidays wtih the good prognosis!

  6. 6 Ricky Sweet December 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Great news keep the faith. Now its time to enjoy the season and those beautiful children. HOHOHOHOHO. I look foward to seeing you all in spring training. 🙂

  7. 7 Sherah W. December 21, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations…and I pray that it continues to heal and be healed. Merry Christmas!
    Love, The Williams’

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