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Harborview II: MRI Results

Thursday, August 19, 2004 1:02 PM CDT

It's 10:00 am. Dave is in the machine, receiving the radiation right now. He is listening to Switchfoot, Audio Adrenaline & Relient K. He'll be in the machine for one session of 62 minutes and then a second session of 24(?) minutes.

The MRI did not have good news for us. The lesion that they had seen before has grown since July 19. They also noted several other areas of growth. One area that was significant is in the motor area. These other new lesions are very small, but they feel they represent true growth, not just an abnormality of the scan. The good news is that they can treat these lesions as well, so they are going to treat all the tumor growth that is visible.

We'll need to meet with Dr. Spence at UW about a new chemo regimen to take care of the cells that are growing, but are not yet visible on the MRI.

It's very scary news. Please keep praying. Dave is holding up well, and taking strength from all of you.

Love to all. Michelle

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