4 years ago
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Well we just got the biopsy report back from pathology and it has been determined that the type of cancer Evan has is not Carcinoid cancer after all but is Neuroendocrine Cancer. In a month, once he has recovered from his surgery, he will have to go through chemo to try to get rid of the tumors in his liver. The report also showed that 28 out of the 29 lymph noids that were removed were full of cancer. So it looks like we have a longer battle ahead of us than we anticipated. He has been having a difficult time breathing today and we are thinking that it is because of the pain he has been in. The nurse has just hooked him up to a pump that will distribute his pain meds in 15 min increments instead of getting it all at once every 2 hours. If he can increase his oxygen saturation level then they will increase the dosage amount. We have a better nurse this evening than we did throughout the day but I am going to stay here at the hospital with him tonight anyway to make sure he is taken care of. Evan might be up to some visitors tomorrow but please call before you come just to make sure. His room is on the 10th floor in the tallest building here at the Intermountain Medical Center. (5300 South and just west of State St.) The number for his room is 507-1014.