Saturday, July 23, 2011

Update - 7/23

Back in NJ!

We made it back from Boston after Cam's marathon appointments this week. The bonus was that we did get to spend a lot of time together and see many of the Boston sights.

On our way home, we got a phone call from Dr. MacDonald (radiation oncology) regarding the scan that Cam had on Friday morning. While the scan looked good, it unfortunately showed what they believe is tumor in the same field on her spine. They feel that this is residual tumor from the last surgery but in it is larger than it was a month ago.

We spoke with the neuro-oncologist last night after getting this news. She continues to be relatively optimistic that there is hope for our little friend and ensured us that if Cam's case WAS hopeless, she would let us know. Neither she nor Dr Robison (the neuro-onc managing her case) had an opportunity to see the scans yet but we will speak to them both on Monday to see what they think of the scan - but based on the description they received from Dr. Macdonald, they are inclined to agree that it is likely tumor rather than post surgical scarring. It will also be interesting to get the input of the neurosurgeon who was sure that she had removed the entire tumor. At this point, they remain hopeful that the treatment can fix this.

This new revelation does not appear to change the plan for Campbell in terms of radiation and chemotherapy. More to come this week as we prepare for her treatments to begin on the 2nd.

This sucks...

With Love,

Greg, Robin, Caitlin, Caroline & Campbell Grace

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