Thursday, December 22, 2005

Surgery Date

The date for Kyla's surgery is December 27th. She is in San Francisco today getting all the pre-op things taken care of such as a scan, blood work up, etc. She will be back on Friday and will be able to spend Christmas with her little ones. I know she is happy about that but at the same time just wants to get this over with as quickly as possible. She is able to use the IL-13 treatment again thankfully. We will all leave on Monday the 26th and it looks as though we will be there a good 10 days. The infusion is set for January 2nd due to the holidays and weekends.

Kelli and I are watching Lucy and Emma for these couple of days so things are hectic. I will try to keep everyone updated while in San Francisco if possible. Thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Monday, December 12, 2005

December MRI Results

Kyla's MRI on the 9th was not what we hoped for. The spot that was there last time has doubled in size and has been determined to be cancer. This is a new spot, not in the same location as the three years ago....that continues to be clear. The good news is that it is operable at this time and we are hoping to use the IL-13 treatment again. However, that is not a for sure thing since it is still tied up in FDA approval and she is no longer on that protocol. Dr. Butowski is trying his best to see if she can use it. If that is not an option he is talking like the Gamma Knife is the next option. He wants to get her in for surgery as soon as possible.....before Christmas. We are hoping to hear the date and outcome tomorrow some time. I will keep everyone posted when we find out.

Needless to say, we are anticipating being in San Francisco during the holidays and/or shortly after. So we are sorry to miss family and friends and want to wish everyone the very happiest of this holiday season and want you to take the time to hug your family and tell them how much you love them. Kyla is in good spirits and she has a strong faith and a strong family and friends network.