Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Evan Update from my Mom
Evan has had a very good recovery from his surgery. He seemed pretty stable this afternoon when the doctor made his rounds in ICU. So, instead of sending us to a regular room on the floor, he decided to send us home with detailed instructions on his care. Evan was so thrilled to get to come home!! The MRI showed that they got the tumor and pathology confirmed that it is ependymoma cancer (the same type he had 10 years ago). With this information, we can now proceed with radiation, after a few weeks of healing. The "suspicious" area on the MRI is still possibly present, but hopefully can also be treated with the radiation. The doctor cleared Evan to travel to Arizona on Friday to attend my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Of course, we'll use our best judgement and see how Evan is doing by Friday. We are so very thankful for the good outcome of this surgery, for Evan's speedy recovery and for the great outpouring of love we have felt from our family and many friends.