The docs were just in, giving an update. They had an internal consultation this afternoon. It’s called the “tumour board”, when on Thursday afternoons they bring the oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons together to discuss difficult cases. Apparently Davis is a diffcult case.
We could have told you that. :)
The problem is that his tissue sample isn’t fitting neatly into any patterns where they can easily say, “oh yeah, it’s this”. So they don’t have a definitive diagnosis yet. They’re going to be sending a sample to a doctor whom they say is North America’s foremost expert in this area. But that’ll take another week.
The good news is that they’ve narrowed it down and there is a plan to start treatment this weekend, after a couple more baseline tests are done tomorrow (Friday). These treatments can get us started even without knowing 100% what the diagnosis is.
We’re going to have a meeting with our oncologist tomorrow afternoon to get more details. Davis has a PET CT scan in the morning, and once they have those results, then we’ll meet and get more info so that things can get started.
So I suppose a little news is better than no news, and some treatment that they think will be helpful is better than no treatment at all. We’ll take what we can get.
We continue to covet your prayers. We know our God is with us throughout all of this—His name is Immanuel—and He will never leave or forsake us.