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Apr 27, 2020 Latest post:
Sep 3, 2020
Welcome to Trey's 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.
Last Tuesday, April 21st, Trey developed a severe migraine with nausea, vomiting, and a bit of unsteadiness. He was treated at Moses Cone Urgent Care for the migraine and sent home after the symptoms eased off. Wednesday and Thursday overall Trey felt fine. Late Friday morning, April 24th, all the same symptoms returned. Due to it being Friday afternoon, imaging wouldn't be able to be scheduled until after the weekend, so we went to the Emergency Room. The performed a CAT (CT) scan of Trey head. It showed a posterior right parietal mass. He then had an MRI of the brain to get more detail on the mass. Unfortunately, 2 neurosurgeons and a radiologist diagnosed the mass as a glioblastoma (GBM). Glioblastomas are the most common type of brain tumor in adults. Most are malignant Grade IV tumors, which are aggressive and can grow and spread quickly. Due to their structure, most cannot be completely removed so chemotherapy and radiation are commonly used after tumor removal to kill cancer cells and slow new tumor growth.