Wednesday, July 2, 2008

THE BIG TUMOR IS DEAD!

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

Big Boyee is DEAD!
Big Boyee is DEAD!
Big Boyee is DEAD!

Dr. Stein biopsied the big tumor (right side). It is completely dead!!!!! This means the chemo is working. This means cancer is losing the battle! This means PABLO IS WINNING!

PABLO IS WINNING!

Dr. Mascarenhas just came down to tell us the news. He was on the phone with Dr. Stein during the operation. He said they may biopsy other pieces of the tumor, just to be sure, but that Dr. Stein's assessment is that the entire thing looks the same.

Here's what's gonna happen: Dr. Stein is gonna sew him up, leaving the tumor right where it is.

Sounds crazy, right? Counterintuitive is the way we are lookin at it. These doctors know their s**t, and their biggest priority is to preserve Pablo's kidney at all costs.

So, the goal with zapping the tumor with another six week round of chemo is to see if it will shrink away from the kidney. That would allow Dr. Stein to slice it off the kidney, and leave behind a healthy kidney.

In an instant, we are playing a game of inches - a helluva lot more comforting than the hazy game of miles we were playin prior to now.

Dr. Stein will get another bite at the apple on 19 August. OK, possibly not the best choice of metaphor. You get what I mean.  

We now have Mile Marker #2 in this marathon.

This is all we know at the moment. Lots more deets to come, for sure.

17 comments:

Allan said...

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY.. Little smiles dancing around having a party for Pablo!!! Great news!!!!

Laurie & Steve said...

What wonderful news. Still sending lots of good thoughts nad prayers your way.

gretchen Drennan said...

YEAAAAA!!!!!
Great news. Drennans send their love!!

erin said...

Awesome news!!!!!!!! :) XOXO - Your friends in Texas, Erin & Chip

Charlotte said...

It's Stephanie - HURRAY HURRAY HURRAY!!!! Charlotte commanded a moment of silence at noon - even the twins didn't say a word in the car for a whole minute - a miracle itself - SUCH GREAT NEWS!! YAY PABLO!!!!

Troy said...

this is AMAZING news. Genius way for us down here to start our day!x

MKPatrick said...

Wonderful news! Save that kidney!!
XO,
The Patrix

Update said...

Great news...I will tell Fyn. - Dayla

Anonymous said...

YAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!

That's fantastic news. Precisely what that tumour deserved!!

The Nolans xox

Anonymous said...

Excellent news! Wendy, Sebastian and I are all celebrating right now! Go Pablo!

Treed said...

Nothing to say but EXCELLENT!!!!!

Dawn: said...

Oh, so good. I'm overwhelmed at this moment. Way to go, Pablo.

Kristal said...

Congratulations Pablo! We are all yelling "Bravo!"

LYNN said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nick said...

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CNMishto! said...
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CNMishto! said...

i found your site through a friend of a friend who is still on my aim buddy list from like 6 years ago!! it is quite a compelling real-life tale. i'm pulling for all of you and especially pablo!! congrats on this milestone in your journey!!