Monday, June 14, 2010


We have been so busy enjoying our summer that we haven't had time to update the blog. :o) We have been camping every weekend and can't get enough of it. Evan has had more energy since we have been able to be out in the sun. He needed the vitamin D that the sun produces.

There have been some things that we probably should fill you in on that have developed over the last few weeks.

First of all.... When they did Evan's last CT scan they left out the contrast and said that they had verified that he didn't need it.... They were wrong!! Without the contrast they were not able to see any tumors which is why the first doctor said that the tumors in his liver were not there anymore. False hope :o(

When he went into his cancer doctor, the doctor questioned the missing contrast but wasn't overly concerned. He just said that he would set up another CT scan in a couple of months.

The doctor did say, however, that Evan's lymph nodes were still looking good and that there hasn't been any new growth and that the shots are still working. He also said that his liver tissue didn't look healthy and that his spleen was enlarged and wanted Evan to go see a liver specialist. This had us rather worried.

The liver specialist looked at the scans and said that his liver tissue was fine and his liver should hold out for another 10 years. Her main concern was that his spleen was enlarged. Her opinion is that he has some varicose veins in his esophagus that are pumping too much blood into his liver and the liver can't process it very well so it is causing the spleen to enlarge.

Evan is scheduled for an endoscopy on the 25th that should determine if the liver specialists assumptions are accurate. If this is the case then they will add another pill to Evan's diet and this should shrink down the varicose veins and he will begin to fill much better.

We will let you all know what the results are.

1 comment:

Kris said...

SO glad you guys are enjoying your summer! I continue to think of you often. Know you remain in my thoughts and my fingers are crossed that the specialist is right and one more pill can solve the problem!

Keep up the good spirits and enjoy life!