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Friday, September 12, 2008

It has been a busy week for Adam. On Monday he had a PET scan and a CAT scan. Tuesday he had an MRI, blood work and a doctors appointment. The PET scan showed that the tumors are only slightly bigger, good news. The MRI shows another tumor towards the back of the brain where a vein that takes blood away from the brain, splits, and then drains into the neck. This tumor is starting to block blood draining out of the brain. Adam is seeing the radiation oncologist on Tuesday to see if radiation can be done on this tumor. He was so sick from the last round of chemotherapy that Dr. Cloughesy put off his chemotherapy for a week. The vaccine is SUPPOSED to be at UCLA next week so hopefully that will arrive and Adam can get the shot.

Wednesday Adam had his first physical therapy appointment. The physical therapist massaged his neck and jaw and did some exercises with him. He has some exercises that he is supposed to do at home.

Our goal over this next week is to fatten him up and work on his jaw exercises.

6 Comments:

Blogger mary said...

thinking about you alwayss balch family, adam and your one strong dude, much love,

mary

p.s. marlins for eva!

6:31 PM

 
Blogger mary said...

Thinking of you balches always, adam your one strong dude, much love,

mary

p.s. marlins for everr!

7:10 PM

 
Blogger Lori said...

Hi Patty,

Thinking about you, Adam and the rest of your family. I hope Adam is gaining some weight and feeling some relief with the physical therapy. I can see Adam has lots of love and support by reading through the comments on this site. Wishing him comfort and a vaccine that helps him with his illness. Much Love, Lori Long

8:49 PM

 
Blogger Jessica said...

i'm thinkin of you tex - you're definitely the toughest guy i know. miss you mucho.

2:49 PM

 
Blogger Shirley said...

Tex and Family,
Sending love your way.
Glad to hear the vaccine is finally ready.
God bless you.
Bruce, Shirley, Peter and Whitney

11:20 AM

 
Blogger Ballpoint Wren said...

Dear Patty, I just read up on that white blood cell brain cancer vaccine and it is amazing! I can hardly wait for Adam to get that shot.

In the meantime, Adam, gain weight and keep on trucking, you're doing great so far. All our love and prayers are with you.

7:33 PM

 

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