Still Nothing... These second opinions are taking their time coming in! Case is, obviously, our first priority, so it's hard to understand why he isn't everyone else's first priority. If we have learned anything with this cancer, it's that things in the medical world take FOREVER!
We will probably be meeting with Dr. Granger (neuroblastoma expert) in Ft. Worth at Cook Children's on Tuesday. Texas Children's Hospital in Houston was supposed to discuss his case today. We have spoken with some people at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC. There is supposedly a miracle worker up there, Dr. LaQuaglia (" Dr. L") who is a master surgeon with neuroblastomas. We are also waiting to hear from a contact at St. Jude's in Memphis to see if we fit into their "out of the ordinary" type of patient. So the balls are rolling, just slower than we'd like.
I'd like to think that it is because his case isn't a severe one. The scary side of my brain says that it's because everyone wants to confer with each other before anything is said to us because there's something crazy going on. Either way, we are learning patience in the meantime.
Meanwhile, I am pretending that we are normal. It's nice not going in for labs twice a week or anticipating the next round of chemo. Case is almost recovered from his Hand, Foot, and Mouth virus. It caused him to have a fever last Thursday and Friday, which require us to go into the clinic for an infusion of antibiotics. They do this just in case the bacteria is in his port. The poor guy has little red bumps all over his hands, wrists, toes, and ankles. But like always, he's a trooper! I am just so glad that this happened after his blood counts recovered from chemo. Otherwise, that would mean a 2-week in-patient stay for us.
The little guy really likes to feed himself these days