Hoping for good news tomorrow

Dr. Keole called us back to the hospital soon after we left today. The CT scan from today did not match up with the one taken last Friday (6 days ago.). Unfortunately it is impossible to tell what is causing the difference without doing another PET scan. It may be inflammation or some sort of fluid build up. In order to rule out anything of concern they will do a PET scan tomorrow at 11:15. The Proton therapy treatment is very precise and if they had begun Lorelei's treatment based on the earlier scan they would have missed much of the diseased area. (The red part in the picture here is an overlay of the original treatment plan. The grey part outside the red is what would have been missed.) If the change was not caused by cancer (which would mean we'd need to do a stem cell transplant right away) then Dr. Keole will revise the treatment plan for the larger field and scan each week to adjust. Please pray the cause of the change is nothing. Lorelei is getting tired of receiving bad news.


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