Friday, August 1st, 2008 - Bad news: Mattie's cancer has matastisized to his other humerus, as proven by the CT scan and bone scan taken today. Mattie's condition is now considered a Metastatic Synchronous Osteosarcoma, meaning that it has appeared in both upper humeri. The CT Scan of the lungs proved there is no spread to the lungs, which is a good thing, but the cancer now appearing in both arms will mean surgery on both arms and perhaps extended chemotherapy, as well as a decreased survival rate. Mattie will still begin chemo on Tuesday and will likely be admitted on Monday to get his central line put into his chest. We'll do addtional xrays of the bones on Monday just to be sure.
I'll share more when I can but we're just trying to comprehend what this all means, so please pray for us.