Can you support CaringBridge during our Spring giving campaign? Generous donors like you ensure that CaringBridge remains ad-free, private and protected.
David Patten Progress
Sep 25, 2016 Latest post:
Nov 27, 2016
In 2013, David was diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor close to the brain stem and had his first surgery at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. He was treated by one of the best surgeons in the country for his case, and they were able to remove 95% of it, and use Gamma Knife Radiation to zap the remaining portion. Two years later, a routine MRI revealed that the tumor had regrown in the same area. We had moved back to Columbus, OH and reached the Cedars Sinai surgeon for counsel on who to see for his particular case in the Midwest. We were directed to Northwestern for a fantastic surgeon here and in December 2015, Dave underwent a second brain tumor surgery. David was facing the same result: the surgeon could only safely reach 95% of the tumor and was forced to leave a small portion behind.
Vowing not to go a full year without MRI, he was monitoring every four months, and this August, the tumor showed up yet again in the same place. After much research and several conversations with surgeons, David returned to Chicago for his third brain tumor operation.
The entries are listed as most recent first. Scroll to the bottom to get caught up. We appreciate your prayers, support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for covering David and our family in prayer. Our God is a God of miracles and we know he has the power to heal and restore.