Our Smiley Seth

Our Smiley Seth

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Next Steps

The last month has been a constant roller coaster of ups and downs and a total mix of emotions.

Seth is doing really well after the surgery to remove his right kidney and is enjoying his time at home.  He's so much happier and seeing him and Sadie playing together, hugging and laughing is really the best.
The next step in Seth's treatment is being worked out.  We were hoping the cancer would be contained in Seth's kidney. Unfortunately, the pathology tested positive for cancer along the major vein that supports the lower portion of the body as well as on a muscle.  There was a small chance that stem cell transplant was an option if the disease was contained within the kidney but with the pathology results that is no longer an option. 

It has been over a month since his last chemo treatment and everyone is worried that the small remaining tumor in his brain will begin to grow without treatment.  As a result we are in the process of getting radiation set up to zap that spot in hopes it will clear it up completely.  Then we're working on figuring out the details of a clinical trial and radiation combination for the abdomen area. 


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