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January 24, 2012

Brennan’s surgery was 2.5 hrs. It went well. They were able to remove the obstruction in his bowels. Hope to start some more chemo in next couple of days.

January 25, 2012

Brennan is pale, elevated heart rate staying at 160, and NO urine since 1:30 pm today even after they've increased fluid intake greatly. And turns out he has a fever now. Brennan’s right side is swollen and he's still in a lot of pain even with increasing morphine pain pump twice.

January 25, 2012

Brennan will also begin chemotherapy tomorrow  evening. From my understanding the 2 drugs he will be given are 2 which he has not had. And typically can be done as an out patient but given Brennan's current status he will remain inpatient.. No clue as to when we will return home. Our hopes are to make this tumor respond to treatment.

Palliative care are words I wish I never knew.

Brennan is classified as Relapsed.

Things change so fast, not even a month ago we thought Brennan was doing so much better in his treatment.

One thing we’ve learned is to expect the unexpected!

January 26, 2012

No chemo today. The Dr’s need to identify the new cancer first in order to find the right drugs to treat.

January 27, 2012

The Pathology Dept. @ TCH is working the weekend to try and identify Brennan’s  cancer. Without a type they can not treat.

January 28, 2012

Well its sure Brennnan DOESN'T have neuroblastoma anymore. Apparently no one knows what Brennan has, but that its a high grade malignant sarcoma.. they have no clue what cell this came from, in turn have no plan in place to effectively treat him right now. So we sit and wait for a plan. They did say, Brennan went from NB to a different aggressive cancer. =(

 

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How fast things change. Just a couple of weeks ago we thought the worst was behind us. Little did we know what lay ahead.