Friday, October 24, 2014

Update Oct. 2014

We saw Dr. McClain today and received GOOD news. Brian's MRI was NOT changed. This is wonderful as it means that Brian does not have to start any new treatment. Brian does have symptoms presenting, but Dr. McClain said that in their current state he would not do anything to treat them. If the lesions get as big as a thumb or if Brian starts to have balance problems, or significant drainage from the ears, then doctor McClain would want to treat. But since none of those things are going on and Brian's MRI is unchanged then we continue to watch. This is fantastic. Brian has a tremor, but he has been exposed to some harsh chemo over four and a half years of treatment. (September 2014 marked five years since diagnosis and Brian hasn't been on chemo since April 2014.) We are thankful for the blessing of today's good news and the reassurance that Dr. McClain will not be retiring for several years. And after that time he will not retire but just adjust his schedule. We are SO thrilled he will be Brian's doctor for the foreseeable future! 
  Thank you for your prayers for our precious Brian Robert!!!


nancygrayce said...

We rejoice and are thankful with you!

David and Kate said...

Oh wow Carrie! Thanks for sharing and we will be praying for Brian and your family. Can you give me your email address? Mine is davekatevy at yahoo dot com (spelling it out so I don't get spammed).


Kate VY

James Theresa Garcia said...

Praising God. Will continue to uplift all of you in our prayers.

Jill LeFils said...

So happy for the good news! Julie just taught me how to comment on this, sorry for the delay..