21 hours ago
Friday, March 26, 2010
We saw Dr. Delashaw, a neurosurgeon with OHSU today. He says that Brett does not have a colloid cyst. He said he does not know what the film shows but that it does not look like a colloid cyst would look. He had three other surgeons looking at the film and they were all scratching their heads. He also said it does not look like anything to be worried about at this point. We scheduled another scan for June 4th to see if it changes. If it does change then he would want to do surgery. If it doesn't change then they would continue to monitor it. He said that it is possible that this is something that has been there Brett's entire life and it may just be there and maybe nothing would ever have to be done to it.
I have decided to use my blog to keep friends and family udpated on Brett. He has a colloid cyst deep in his brain. This is not cancerous but it is a concern because it can cause complications or death if left untreated. Surgery is another concern and can also cause all sorts of complications. We are meeting with a neurosurgeon today at OHSU and should have more information on what will be happening. I will post updates as I know more. We appreciate your prayers and positive thoughts.
We got a furbaby in January. His name is Arnie and his is a 'poochon' which is a poodle and bichon mix. He is oh so adorable and lots of laughs. Cami (aka Naughty Girl) has a love/hate relationship with him. One minute she is hugging and kissing him and the next she is pulling his tail and pinching him.