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Sep 16, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. In late June, Ian was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. He had surgery two days later at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. While the surgery was successful in removing the tumor, Ian's recovery has been hampered by a series of post surgical complications known collectively as posterior fossa syndrome. Ian has never fully regained consciousness since surgery. Although he spoke several times in the days after the surgery, and gave other indications of awareness such as pointing, and waving, these hopeful signs have disappeared. We know that he can hear us, and he can sometimes respond to questions or follow commands. He is being treated with radiation at St. Jude in Memphis. The doctors, nurses, and therapists there continue to work with us to improve his level of consciousness. We have been fortunate to meet a couple of parents and children at St. Jude who have recovered from similar circumstances, and we remain hopeful that we will hear Ian's voice again soon.