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11/6/2013 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. This past Friday, Coop was diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma in his exterior oblique muscle. It started in August as a lump on the crest of his hip bone and we immediately had it checked out with our pediatrician (on a Friday afternoon even! ). He got us in for an x-ray and MRI the next morning and the lump looked suspicious but we didn't start really worrying until they sent us to an orthopedic oncologist. She scheduled him for an MRI but didn't think it looked like anything scary, more like an injury. On her recommendation, we waited a month and had another MRI. It seemed to look less inflamed so she suggested waiting another month and scanning again then doing a biopsy. Cooper had a needle core biopsy under anesthesia and it was sent off to 2 different places. Unfortunately, the results were cancer. The doctors did scans to see if there was any spread and the good news is that it has not spreadt! We are so thankful for that! Coop is keeping his sense of humor and thinking he may get some extra good stuff for his birthday and Christmas.....