We met with Noah's radiation oncologist on Wednesday afternoon to discuss his treatment. During the meeting we found out that the LP results were clear and there is no concern with his spinal cord, praise God! So the radiation will focus on the cavity in his brain and really hit where the new growths are located. Noah may be receiving some additional chemo/tumor starving therapy during the weeks he gets radiation; Dr. Fiveash said chemo often aids in the effect the radiation has on the tumor. There are some risks involved as with every other treatment Noah has had, but the greatest concern we have today is saving Noah's life. I've mentioned before that Noah will have another MRI once this treatment is completed; what we need to see is a scan that looks the same as this last one. Our doctor explained that when the radiation works the growth will die, but not change size...it's not going to disappear. Please, plead with the Lord on Noah's behalf that He will use these amazing doctors, nurses, and technicians to heal our little guy.
We drove back home to Athens late last night, and will be driving back to Birmingham for a simulation appointment on Friday morning where they will do a mapping scan and make Noah's mask. His treatment won't begin until about 10-14 days later.
Because of Noah's circumstance the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been working quickly to grant him a wish. They are coming to our home this Sunday afternoon to talk to him about his wish, so I hope he is able to communicate to them what he most would like to have or do.
I will post more after our appointment tomorrow...happy weekend to everyone! Thanks for your prayers and support.
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These posts are written by Noah's parents Jessica & John David Crowe. The default author is Jess, and those written by John David will be noted.