Mason Lee's Journal
Written Dec 10, 2013 5:10pm by Maly LeeAnother dilation today. We got really good news that his esophagus is staying open! The endoscope can't pass through into his stomach yet, but it's still a success in our book! And we only had to stay for 6 hours! We're now home and Mason so far has given off no hint of having just had surgery this morning :)
While there, his pediatric surgeon dropped by to speak to Eddie and I about a very new procedure that just received FDA approval for human trials on 10 patients. It's called Magnet Therapy and he believes Mason to be a perfect candidate for it. They put two magnets into the esophagus at both ends of the tightening scar tissue and, being that the magnets are attracted to each other, slowly, they move through the scar tissue toward each other thus opening the esophagus and somehow dissolving scar tissue along the way. His doctor is very excited about it, but said that since Mason showed progress today, we'll talk about it again later on if the improvements stop. Also, the trials are in San Francisco so there will be lots of insurance stuff to maneuver through to get him out of state. Not only that, but there's still Jiena and Eddison and their dad's job too. It's a huge decision to make... Thankfully we have time to research it more and decide what we want to do should we start going backwards. Hopefully, we won't have to go that route.
Written Dec 4, 2013 7:12pm by Maly LeeHere it is!
Tune in tonight for sure
Written Dec 4, 2013 3:21pm by Maly LeeGot the call! Our snippet will air tonight on WCCO 4 on the 5 o'clock news. Tune in if you can!