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Michael 's Journey
5/25/2017 Latest post:
.Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place After having a headache and originally diagnosed with a sinus infection, we noticed more symptoms and after talking to the Primary Care Provider went to the hospital for a CT scan. Then we received the news that there was a mass present. Surgery scheduled for April 24th following another CT scan. Dr. Gaspard (Neurosurgeon) didn't think he could resect it as it was so deep. God was with us, the Neuromapping allowed him to remove 60% of the tumor. The diagnosis, not good, Glioblastoma Multiforme stage IV, the highest. No problems after surgery, no seizures or stroke, so he was only in ICU for one day, then to the floor. That is were we met the Neuro Oncologist Dr. Fredericks. She outlined what would be happening after he went home. Home health for OT and PT for a month to help with his strength and balance. Radiation 5 days a week for 6 weeks, blood draw once a week and meet with Dr Johnson (Radiology) once a week. Take Temodar 170 mgm every day, Zofran for nausea. The next time we met with the NO she was encouraging and described a 2 year treatment plan, with the hope that Michael would go into remission. This was very welcome news to us. Radiation therapy and Chemotherapy started on May 16th, our journey has begun. We are using this to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.