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Knowing is half the battle

lymphoma - Any of various usually malignant tumors that arise in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue.

We saw Zero yesterday evening. He was doing fine. All tubed up, and a nice new scar atop his left chest. Mostly hungry, slightly groggy. Although we are still waiting for final lab results to come in today, the surgeon that performed the biopsy said it looked to him like lymphoma. Not the option we were hoping for, but it is treatable, and means that Zero will get to come home sooner, and not have to have his chest cracked open for major surgery.

He was asleep when we finished dinner last night, so we did not stay. They moved him out of the ICU and into a regular room around 10:30 last night. I am hoping that this means there is a chance he can come home today. It really will depend on the doctors and if they want to run any more tests or not. Zero will be spending some time with the oncologist today and learning more of the treatment options. Otherwise, he is doing fine. I do not expect any new significant news today, but I will be sure to update if we learn anything, especially if it is contrary to what I've said here already. And Zero will probably be able to start doing his own updates starting tomorrow, or maybe later today.

Comments (2)

Get well Zero. Know that in addition to your friends and family, that totally random people to you are wishing you the best.

Chad

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