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November 2nd, 2006

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03:14 pm - Nat update
On Tuesday, they told Brian that Nat's spinal fluid isn't draining correctly, and if it doesn't stop leaking by Friday, they'll have to operate. Yesterday they didn't mention at all, so Brian has no idea what's going on there.

The pathology on the tumor confirmed the preliminary diagnosis. It's definitely a Medulloblastoma.

Because he's so young, they can't really use radiation therapy which would otherwise be the norm for a tumour in the brain, instead they'll treat with chemo which has a lower success rate. It lowers his odds of beating the cancel from 80% to 50% on the chemotherapy.
He'll start chemotherapy treatments in 3 weeks.

In good news, they took the stomach drain out yesterday and he got to eat a little bit and walk around a little more.

In less good news, he suffered 2 seizures and will have to take anti-seizure medication for 6 months.
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Date:November 2nd, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
are there any tumor shrinking drugs that they can use for this type of blastoma?

My co-worker's little boy has neuroblastoma and they've been using a medication for him (in addition to about 10 types of chemo) that seems to be working, but I don't know if there's anything similar indicated for brain tumors. Her son's tumors were all body and bone marrow.
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Date:November 3rd, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)


Nat is in my prayers.

What is his full name?
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Date:November 3rd, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)

Re: *comfort*

Nathan Samuel Yesowitch.
Noach ben Bruriah Moshit [I'm pretty sure it's actually Noach Simcha ben Bruriah Moshit, but it might be Noach Shmuel ben Bruriah Moshit, so I figure it's safest to omit the middle name.]

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