Friday, March 21, 2008

Bobby's PET Scan Results were Inconclusive

Bobby, our nine-year-old son, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma about one year ago. I have chronicled our saga on this blog since that time. On Monday of this week Bobby had a PET scan of his body to see if there is any cancer present. Today we received the results. Since he is doing well physically, we were hopeful for clear scan results. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

Bobby's oncologist told us that the results were inconclusive. The PET scan showed some activity remaining in his lymph node. The question we now have to deal with is, "What does this mean?" My wife, Alice, wrote on Bobby's web page today, "The oncologist hasn't had a chance to look at the actual scan yet--she has only seen the radiologist's report. So she is going to be looking at the scans more on Monday, comparing this one to the last one. If she feels it is necessary, they will have to do a biopsy. But the doctor, and the nurse practitioner, and the nurses are all being very encouraging. It is possible that this is just inflammation of that lymph node that remained from when Bobby was sick."

We must wait, pray, and ask the Lord to act. Thank you for praying.


Brian said...

We'll be praying - sorry bro, I know it can be scary.

Eric said...


Thanks a lot. We're going to continue to rest in God's sovereignty. He always does what is best.

Dave Black said...

May God bless your precious family. I am praying for great results today.

Eric said...

Dear Dave,

Thank you so much for your kind words and prayer. We are hoping for the best and praying. Thank the Lord he is sovereign!