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There are so many conflicting opinions, it is making me distrustful. MGH N.O. says "yes, there is fluid in the brain", yet, the MGH Team of Neuro-Dr.s say "no, there is not any fluid, my son is not a candidate for anything, in their professional opinion do NOT let my son have the extensive biopsy operation because he will come out of it worse than before IF he survives."
Excuse the misspelling. MY computer jumps all over and iliminates letters.
I cant believe it is the end of July and in May Dr. Eichler introduced the idea of a shunt. Yet, we were told by the entire team of Dr.s my son is not a candidate for anything, so don't do the shunt because of too many infections and clogging. Yet my sons N.O. said it is very small amount of people that have this happen to them. Most are successful.
We went for second opinions becus...
RJ, what is royal rife? Is it okayed in the USA?
Cynthialynn, what have the Dr.s said regarding alternative treatment when it comes back?
My son has Anaplastic oligodendroglioma, grade 3.
Is it possible there is swelling, fluid, or pain she is not admitting to? The stress of being a patient with a brain tumor can drive a person into deep depression. I cannot imagine them being able to travel this journey alone. These symptoms you describe need to be reported to her Neuro-Oncologist, brain surgeon, PCP, etc.
It is hard. I send my heart out to you and your family. This is your mom who gave so much to you.
My strong advice is to stay close to her through this no matter what and tell her you love her every day. What the Dr.s say "timewise" is statistical documented estimate" only. There are people living so much longer with this and after second, third occurances. Get many more...
My son has had trouble swallowing food because the area of the brain affected by the cancer has to do with fine motor skills. He had a swollow test and passed with flying colors. I have tried Boost glucose control, GNC protein drinks, pureed(REAL food), etc. A drive out for ice cream has worked twice. His problem lies with tremendous mucus buildup and aspiration of his food/drink...
Fantastic news Nina.
Congratulation on your son surviving to age 15 after all that was done to him at age 2 & 1/2.
Unbelievable factual miracle your son survived all they did to save his life at age 2 1/2. There is not one Dr. that will give any child radiation under age 3 around here. In fact your sons life story is the first I have heard. I would like to hear how yo...
The "amount" of food just is too much for him to eat. Is there a smaller amount of higher form concentrate of protein that does not taste nasty I could be giving him? Like a tablespoon size administered once or twice for complete daily intake/day?
I wish they could invent a protein pill or protein injection.
He won't eat "greek" yogurt, real meat, milky suppliment drinks (ma...
family member has grade3, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, I monitor his meds and symptoms, etc.,
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