Hello! This is Mikki Anderson, Alex Good's aunt and Tracey Lehmberg's sister.
On March 20th, Alex went to the doctor for leg pain that he has experienced off and on for 2+ years. He has been seen for this pain in the past, but his doctors weren't able to identify anything unusual.
This time, he requested a more thorough examination so his doctor ordered an X-ray, which didn't reveal anything, so she ordered a an MRI. The MRI indicated there was something wrong. An hour after returning home, someone from the clinic called and stated they wanted to see him as soon as possible for a CT scan and they were referring him to an Orthopedic specialist from the University of Minnesota. At this point, they stated there was a small possibility it was a bone infection, but felt strongly the abnormality they detected was cancer. The results from the CT scan the following day reinforced that suspicion.
On April 2nd Alex, Tracey, and Cole went to Minneapolis for his appointment with Dr. Cheng at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cheng's initial impression was that it was an infection, but he wouldn't know more until they could perform a biopsy (scheduled for the following morning).
This morning, April 3rd, the biopsy was completed and Dr. Cheng changed his opinion and now feels confident Alex will be diagnosed with a malignant tumor (bone cancer), once the biopsy results come back in 5-15 days .
Needless to say, this has been a stressful and emotionally exhausting time for Alex, Tracey, Cole, and family. We still don't have definite answers, so it continues to be a bit of a waiting game at this point. Once all of the results are known, they will move forward with treatment options.
I know many of you will want to know how you can help and I know that the Good/Lehmberg family will say "we don't need anything", so I am going to suggest if you would like to help, gift cards for things like gas stations and/or restaurants would be great!