This weeks in one filled with specialist appointments for Patrick & Emily. Yesterday (4/10/13) they met with Patrick's Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Morgan. Today, (4/11/13) Patrick has a PET scan.
Yesterday's meeting with Dr. Morgan was to create a plan to appropriately begin Patrick's radiation treatments. Once they begin, Patrick will have radiation to the tumor site 5 days/week for 5-6 weeks in conjunction with oral chemotherapy. At this time, Dr. Morgan anticipates these treatments beginning mid to late next week, after he creates a detailed treatment plan.
Yesterday, Patrick underwent another pelvic CT to better visualize the tumor and surrounding anatomy. He was also "positioned" in order to choose the BEST position for him to lie in during treatments. Once that position was found, Patrick was given two permanent tattoos to mark the best areas for radiation. Again, due to the location and position of Patrick's tumor, concerns arose regarding future fertility after radiation treatments. Tomorrow's PET scan will shed more light on this and solidify these choices to help Dr. Morgan develop a detailed treatment plan to best target the radiation.
Want to pray specifically?
Pray that Patrick & Emily make wise, God-inspired decisions regarding future fertility plans. Pray that the radiation is well-targeted and HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL in shrinking Patrick's tumor. Pray that the side-effects of radiation are well managed for Patrick.