We haven't updated you on the MRI scan taken about 3 weeks ago. The scan shows a mass about 7.5 by 1.3 cm between his lungs and spine. After numerous consultations with specialists it's still not clear what it exactly is. They believe part of it is fatty tissue, but the rest is a mystery. It is too difficult to biopsy as they would have to go in through his back. They've decided to run full urine sampling for 24 hours to test for certain chemicals which could indicate a possible adrenal gland issue/growth, and also to do a repeat MRI in 3 months to compare. As he's in hospital this weekend they'll do the urine collection now.
Sam seems to be responding quickly to the I.V. antibiotics and after a grizzly day, he was getting back to his normal happy self around 5pm. The plan is for him to be in over the weekend, which is just as well with his sister at home vomitting and running to the toilet.
The highlight of my day was getting a call from our friends in Hong Kong who so get what our life is like now that they are in the strange world of hospital. Their darling Isaac is in surgery now for a second round of trying to remove any remaining tumour, but amazingly one of the best surgeons in that field is in China at the moment - the combined experience of 3 operating surgeons in the theatre is around 100 years! So that's amazing and we join them in waiting and praying for a good outcome for Isaac. It's just so nice to talk with people that get the life without having to say a word. Thanks Greg for calling - you guys are legends!
Happy Weekends wherever you are.