Monday, January 23, 2012

Update on Little Philip

Happy to report that Little Philip's MRI showed no evidence of tumors in his brain! He does have some tumors in his neck, in the same place where the tumor was previously removed but Dr. Rutledge says that they are superficial and are not threatening. So, we will leave them alone since removing them just makes them grow back. We are so thankful for all the prayers and thoughts of all of our family and friends. We have really felt your love and support these past few months. So what happens now? We see Dr. Rutledge every six months from this point forward to monitor any changes in his current tumors, or any other new growth or concerns related to his Neurofibromatosis Type 1 diagnosis. He will have another MRI in another year to make sure there has been no tumor growth in his brain. Dr. Rutledge says she has about 200 pediatric clients and she can name 15 of them. All the others are routine visits with no complications other than what initially resulted in an NF1 diagnosis. So our prayer now is that we will be one of her 185 clients for the rest of our son's life. Thank you again!

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