After diagnosis locally at Stanford, a MRI and brain biopsy at UT Southwetern in Dallas, he was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma in his Thalmus. The tumor is small, yet very agressive. Due to its location and impact on Darrell's sensory functions it is not operable.
Therefore, Darrell under the care of UT Southwestern, with MD Anderson is entering November 5th into radiation for 6 weeks, combined with Chemtherapy in the form of Temador and Avastin.
This will last a minimum of 6 months and will be administered in Dallas.
Darrell will be living between his father and stepmother Sandi's house in Mansfield and his mother's home in Coppell.
Darrell, except for some numbness in his right hand, feels great with little side effects. Side effects from the Chemotherapy are expected to be minimal.
Darrell can be reached by mail via PO Box 2072 Mansfield TX 76063.
He will be able to travel on weekends during radiation therapy, and plans to have various friends come visit him.
Darrell will also enter into a excercise,diet, supplement program to assist him in his general health and ability to sustain treatment.
Alternative treatment and other alternatives are under research.
All ideas and prayer for Darrell are welcome.