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3/26/2016 Latest post:
Everett was hospitalized with pneumonia in early February 2016. X-rays showed that Everett's right lung might need a chest tube to drain the puss out of his lung. The next step was a sonogram to get a better look. Good news came back - no chest tube. The news was quickly followed with the ever haunting and equally terrifying "but..." The pneumonia was heading in the right direction but in the sonogram they found a mass on his liver 6cm by 6cm.
The doctors decided that an MRI made the most sense to get a better look at the mass. The results came back favorable. It appeared to be some sort of insignificant malformation to be treated with annual sonograms or something easy like that. We just needed to go see Dr. Meyers to get a better understanding of what the follow up will look like. While Dr Meyers' bedside manner was kind and considerate, she told us she disagreed with the radiologists and surgical team that gave us the "all clear" of sorts.
She believes that it is likely 1 of 3 options - one is malignant and the other two are benign now but would like be malignant in a few years. She opted for the most aggressive treatment possible. She is going to remove the part of the liver with the tumors on April 5, 2016 with hopes of complete relief from the tumor.