The reason I have not been updating you all on Wes and his brain tumor is that there has been no new information. He's been going to work, he's been taking his prescribed meds, life goes on.
Last week he had a follow up MRI to see how the chemo and radiation course affected his tumor. Today we got the results:
Not good. The tumor looks worse, is more swollen and has taken up even more contrast dye than on the last MRI, which is an indicator, the doctor says, of how aggressive it is.
For right now, Wes' day to day functionality is good. He's started having a headache when he leans over, and for the past few days he's been running a low grade fever which his oncologist has been made aware of. So far his blood work is still coming back with numbers within the normal range, but they ARE starting to slip down towards the low end of the normal range.
He will have another MRI in four weeks and then we shall see. The doctor DID bring up the possibility of brain surgery, which we are glad for. Right now Wes has not yet lost his speech, so it is highly risky to do surgery, given the location of his tumor, so if it is a necessity, he will likely have to be awake for it. Oh, the horror.
So we got the bad news. I am deeply sad from this, but not surprised at all. I think God has been preparing my heart...as I have felt all along throughout this cancer journey.
Please keep praying for us. Pray for Wes and me, but also please pray for the kids. They are showing signs of stress, sadness and depression.
Lord have mercy.