Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another down turn on the rollercoaster

Today we received the news that Ryan's tumour is on the move again. It was shocking in some ways, as we'd finally decided to let our guards down and enjoy that things were going well. Remember two blogs ago - the planning???

The area is about double what is was in October and now it's showing signs of aggression again. They insert a contrast in him that picks up any really fast growing cells and lights them up, there was a polka dotted party going on in his tumour area that we didn't like!

Now what? We have ridden the wave that is cancer all day. One minute we are trying to accept that this ride might be over, the next we are trying to "stay positive" because he's always been the exception and then back down again. The doctors are reviewing his case in rounds tomorrow and then will call us at the end of the day to let us know their recommendation.

At this point it's likely that the last option available to Ryan from them will be another chemotherapy drug. In the meantime, we are researching eastern medicine options and clinical trials. It's time to consider anything and everything. The trick is how to choose an option that lets Ryan "live" instead of spending all of his time "fighting to live" - that's Tricia's wisdom!

Today is a day to absorb, tomorrow will be a day to plan and then the next few days will be time to enjoy our family and blessings over the holidays. We do truly want to thank each and every one of you for helping us throughout the past year and getting us to this point. Please count your blessings extra well this Christmas!

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