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Double Vision

Thursday, March 31, 2005 5:45 PM CST

Hello all, still experiencing computer woes. Borrowing a friend's computer for a quick update.

The good news. Dave has been feeling great since last update. Finally got bored being a house-husband/daddy and went back to work in the afternoons. Seems to be going well, and he's so glad to be back with "his" kids. The administration has been very supportive of Dave, and we're grateful he has such wonderful people to work with/for.

The not-so-good news. Yesterday Dave was fine in the morning, but by noon had double vision. This could be for one of three reasons. 1. Tumor growth. (bad, we don't want this one) 2. Swelling due to the gamma knife. (best option, can usually be controlled with decadron, but can cause lots of problems and may get worse.) 3. Radiation necrosis (not as bad as tumor growth, it means the gamma knife is killing the cells, but the dead/dying tissue is causing problems. If it doesn't get too big/bad, his b…

Back from Disney!

Wednesday, March 9, 2005 10:56 PM CST

Back from Disneyland! What a wonderful, wonderful time. Peter, Cheryl, Austen, Peyton & Ethan, we can't thank you enough for everything. What an amazing gift!

Denise, Darren, Jake, Amy, Luke
Bob, Mindy, Annalee, Caleb
Erik, Evy, Canute, Sonja

Thanks for joining us and making it such a special time!

I'll post more, including pics soon. Suffice it to say, it was the BEST!

San Francisco was also great. Dr. Prados is amazing. He first read the MRI for us, and although it was difficult to do because we had to keep switching back and forth between cd's to see both images and couldn't do a side-by-side comparison, he says that Dave's tumor looks better, it looks like it's beginning to shrink. He said that there are some people who have really great response to tamoxifen, and perhaps Dave will be one of them. (WE ALSO KNOW THAT ALL OF THAT PRAYER POWER HAD MUCH TO DO WITH THAT TUMOR MAKING A RETREAT!) He suggested adding thalidomide t…