Monday, December 11, 2006

Grandparent Update

Things seem to be going well. Grandpa had his biopsy on wen. and they dertermine it is a lymphoma cancer. im not sure if it is spelled right or not. The doctors are confused though because rarely ever see this type in the brain. It is also non removable which means the only way to get rid of it or at least try would be with meds or kemo. The surgery also left Grandpas left side paralyzed. However we got a call on saturday that he was moving his foot which is a great sign. He was depressed after the surgery because he doesnt want to live the rest of his life in a wheelchair. His brother did for the last 14 years of his life and Grandpa doent want that. But since he moved his foot his spirits and attitude has increased greatly and he is excited about the progress he is making. Also his platelet (sp?) count in his blood is really low. A normal persons is 300 they want grandpas to be at least 100 before he leaves the hospital but his is only at a 4 count. They gave him a platelet transfusion last night i believe. Grandma is still doing great. Thanks for all the prayers!

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