Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Results read by the Kidmans

Well, Travis picked up his results today, so we still haven't got the official word, but here is what we know.

Lungs-stable.
Liver-clear!
Kidney-1 cm bigger :(
Rib-8 x 5 cm BIGGER?

If your thinking What? He had radiation on his rib, it's supposed to be better!?
Join the club.
We are not happy.
If you remember they did really, really high doses in his rib hoping that it would stop spreading in his rib, and maybe, hopefully get rid of it. And the radiation has made it hurt.
Like a lot.
Like so much that right now he is laying on the couch unable to find a comfy position, and there is moaning and squinting involved.

So a lot of pain, for no results.
Boo.
Freaking Boo.

I'm really, very curious to see what the good doc says tomorrow. My fear is that he will want us to try one of his 3 other options. And with other options comes new side effects, and an even more scary situation.

I do not like.
But again, that's just me speculating. He may just want to keep on rolling with his drug treatment. Who knows?

We will tomorrow, I hope.

And we are aware of how miraculous it is that everything else is staying stable. So we are mad, and thankful all at once.
Get used to it.

Another cause of concern that was found on his scan, (and again, remember we are doing the reading here, so forgive me if tomorrow you hear another story), is that he has a pleural effusion. Which from what we've read is fluid building up between his lungs and rib. Common in lung cancer patients.

I really do not like.
And am more then a little worried, which is the downside to reading a scan without a dr.
He might look at me tomorrow and be all "it's nothing to worry about", and I've been worried. So I guess we will just wait and see.

Still love me friends, if next time you see me I'm in my pj's and have gained 30 lbs.
Mmkay?

Thank you all for continued prayers, and cross your fingers we are worrying for nothing! I really appreciate all the calls and texts from those of you who are waiting as anxiously as we are. It's so nice to have so many of you there for us!

9 comments:

Mandi Moon said...

I hope that the doctor puts your worries at ease tomorrow. I will be crossing my fingers and toes.

Moozoo said...

I have never commented on your blog before. But I follow it and pray for your husband. My husband has pancreatitis . . virus caused they think as he does not and has never drank. It's been 8 years. It's a very slow healing process. Just take one day at a time. I am praying for good news for you both.

Lorinda said...

It amazes me the things that your family has to go through. I hope everything looks brighter after tomorrow. LMK, please. Lots of prayers coming your way.

Haylee Munk Brown said...

Do keep us posted. I will be thinking of you all day, as my dad has his scans today. I hate this time as well. Hopefully all goes well for us both. Love you girl!

The Drysdale's said...

Luvs Hayley! If you are not 30 lbs heavier and in your pj's next time I see you I will think it's strange, because you are enduring so much right now. Keep the pj's on and don't feel guilty about it. Good wishes for today:)

Candace said...

We love you. We are sending good things your way. Good things, the best things.

Trisha said...

I am looking forward to the doctor's update. You are so loved!

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

Love from rexburg, I would bring you chocolate and eat it with you if I could!

Bre said...

Love you and your faith! Prayers your Way!