Friday, December 17, 2010

It Is What It Is......

We just got back from COH....just gets worse. Surgery is still up in the air, Dr. Trisal was going to bring Marco's case to the Sarcoma Conference today and the next couple of weeks to see if a plan can be put together were everyone agrees that surgery would be the way to go. This surgery as we all know will be very risk and more so as we found out today.

Dr. Trisal showed us Marco's scans and it shows a huge tumor that hasn't shrunk much but we were surprised to hear that there was a second tumor around that area, which is the one that has him worried... is extremely close to his aorta.
If surgery is agreed on... Marco will have to pay a big price starting with having his shoulder blade removed leaving him with some movement in his left arm.

With a hole as big as a Denny's pancake that will have to be reconstructed by a cement chest wall to help him breath and will take a piece of his lung as well. They will need to take a piece of his stomach on the right side to patch up and close him up after surgery. This is a tentative plan till the Sarcoma Conference makes a decision on what will be good to help Marco in the long run.

If they all agree and see that surgery is not an option for Marco to have a good quality of life then the tumors will grow and the cancer will take its course.
This is not what we wanted to hear but we knew it would be something they would eventually talk to us about. More than devastated is what I am feeling right now.
LIFE IS SO UNFAIR!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I have no words. My husband is going through treatments now for leiomyosarcoma. It seems we get worse news everytime we go. Sometime I try to to pray but don't even know how. I'm feeling your pain with you and praying for you. Although I don't know you, I feel like I can relate. Just know someone in Houston, TX is lifting you up. Lisa www.theswinneyfamily.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Cuz, we have bee thinking about you guys alot, and like always we feel like we are being intrusive wich is why we dont call. I feel likwe bug, or its not the right thing to bring up. Know that we are puling for Marco, we love youguys very much and have you guys in our prayers...fb

amy said...

i feel like i didn't give you big enough hugs while you were here last week. ALL MY LOVE and every bit of good wishes & prayer that i can muster up for you are being sent your way...

Briannas Cause said...

So sorry for that news. Keeping my fingers crossed that they can opperate and that its successful.

Stay positive.

Anonymous said...

Feel your pain my daughter has been fighting rhabdomaya sarcoma for a couple of years. She since has lost her eye and orbit...only 13. Sarcomas SUCK with not enought research