It has been a long past few days. Some of you know that Grant has a lump on the back of his neck. First I was told that it was an enlarged lymph node. After two weeks of this lump still growing I took him back to his pediatrician who then referred us to Utah Valley for an ultrasound and blood work. The blood work came back mostly normal with his white blood cells a little low. The ultrasound confused the doctors and we were ordered to get an MRI. Well, after about 4 1/2 hours in the hospital today and another long wait at home I finally got some results back (kind of.)
The doctor told me that the mass was atypical of either malignant or benign cancer. It has a "rim" around the mass and they can't really tell what it is. Although it is atypical of what cancer looks like, they are not ruling it out since it is still growing. So I am next going to be referred to a surgeon at Primary Children's Hospital. He will most likely schedule me to have it removed. Poor Grant. He has been pinned down and stuck many times in the last couple days and I guess he has a few more needles to look forward too.
2 days ago