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10/26/2016 Latest post:
Hello Friends and Family - We set this page up to keep you posted on our dad. On 10/24/16 Marty returned home from the doctor (an unrelated appointment) and Cathy noticed some unusual behavior and called 911. After an ambulance ride to John Muir, he had an initial CT scan which showed a mass in his brain. Upon further look at an MRI, it showed a tumor mostly on the right side of the brain, partially on the left, in the lining and extending into the skull. It is not yet clear what kind of tumor it is, if it started in the brain or metastasized and spread to the brain. Those things will become more clear in the next several days as testing continues. Marty had tests already, including CT scans, an MRI and he is scheduled tomorrow for an angiogram. Then the morning of Thursday 10/27, he will have a surgery to remove the mass. Marty has begun steroid injections to reduce inflammation and we have seen noticeable improvement in how he feels. He is taking it all in, cracking jokes with the medical staff and is in good spirits. We are all at John Muir hanging out with him, meeting the doctors, and taking it one day at a time. We met the neurosurgeon and have full confidence in him. Please feel free to leave a message in the 'Well Wishes' area, as he will enjoy hearing from you. Cathy was just reading an article in Science News and was struck by this quote from Rosa Parks: "Knowing what must be done does away with fear". Thank you for your support! XOXO, Jen and Megan