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January 3, 2012
Brennan has always been a happy baby. Always laughing and playing. He loves helicopters, balloons,bubbles, Yo Gabba Gabba and playing in your hair. he loves his moms hair. As he got a little older he really liked watching zombie movies. He liked to pretend to be a zombie and growl and play bite. He loves his sister Katelyn a lot , she can always make him laugh.
January 22, 2012
January 24, 2012
Brennan's scans are good! Except for a new spot showing up to left side of his spine. It lit up on MIBG scan, but doesn't show on any other scans. He also has a bony calcification growth on his spine, which is most likely his cause of pain every night for the past 3 weeks. He'll be scanned again early before 3 months to keep an eye on the spine and the possible lesion that has shown up. If bone marrow is clear he'll begin last phase on Jan. Also hopefully we'll be making plans to remove his port.
Last day of radiation!
Brennan Began his first round of Acutane treatments.
Here is a link about Accutane its mainly for treatment of severe acne but is also used to treat some cancers. It has some nasty side effects, but then so do all the drugs used for cancer.
Brennan was also to start Antibody therapy in this phase but slightly low kidney functions disqualifies him for that treatment here. Cindy is contacting Sloan-Kettering Cancer center in NYC to see if he would qualify for their clinical trials in their antibody therapy. Cindy really feels he needs this and is an important part of the treatment.
Brennan was admitted to TCH today.
He hasn’t been eating and has been vomiting all day. Unknown at this time as to what the problem is.
We are very sad to say the least. Brennan will be in surgery today to biopsy the new tumor in his abdomen which is blocking the bowels and causing his constant vomiting, and also repair the connection from stomach to bowels so he can eat. pathology of the Neuroblastoma has changed, meaning a slightly different form all together. This form is very aggressive, and should this tumor be that. There’s not much, if anything they can do for him.They will not be removing the tumor. Pray for little Brennan.
I sit here at this computer lost as what to do or say. This was completely unexpected, he was doing so well in his treatment. Just Saturday he was happy as always making his usual zombie growls.As Cindy’s father I don't know what to do to take my little girls pain away and there seems to be nothing I can do to help Brennan.
January 23, 2012
A CT scan today found a a fairly large mass in his abdomen, around his bowel causing what looks to be an obstruction in his small bowel, near stomach. Which is causing his bile to back up, and go now where but up and out of his mouth.
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