Dave Baker

First post: Feb 5, 2021 Latest post: Mar 9, 2021
Pheochromocytoma... big name, big problems.  
Dave had one hiding for many years and it was discovered by an amazing ED doctor at AGH . She made the smart decision to do a cat scan at his visit  for an abnormal reaction to prednisone  for a rash.. 

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of the adrenaline gland. Dave has a 10cm one on his left gland ,  directly over his kidney.  It has caused years of high blood  pressure,  heart rate,  tremors, unstable bp, blood sugar spikes and sweating.  It has pushed his kidney down. 

Johns Hopkins is a Great Place for him be.  His doctors are the best.  They told us that these are usually benign. Great News ! And they can remove it,another piece of Great news!
Only about 2 in a million people will get these, So Dave is truly unique. 
When he asked what caused it, his doctor said "bad luck". 

Friends and family can follow his progress on here.  Surgery will be March 5th.
Thank you for all the continued prayers for his recovery.    

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