A Benign Tumor

That’s the diagnosis from Dr. Carlstrom today.  Jaxson and I accompanied Brandon to his day out at the hospital today.  He had two CT’s this afternoon and then we saw Dr. Carlstrom.  He is quite certain that this thing in Brandon’s neck is a benign bony tumor.  What we do know is that it is NOT an aneurysm, thank the Lord!  He is also quite certain that this is not malignant, given the shape, size, and location.  Brandon has to have a bone scan yet, which will tell us more about the tumor and if he will need a cervical fusion.  Dr. Carlstrom did say though that this tumor has to come out because it will continue to grow and it is eating away at his bone.  So either way he has to have surgery, but the question is whether or not the fusion is needed.  Dr. Carlstrom is quite certain that this will take care of Brandon’s neck pain and headaches.  Thank you to everyone who has been praying for him and thinking about him.  Please continue to do so as he still has other tests and surgery to come. 


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Patty Mossman
    Nov 12, 2008 @ 17:19:19

    THANK THE LORD!!! Steph thanks so much for keeping your blog up-to-date for all of us that are not so close. I know your mom is so busy and stressed with everything that it’s hard to remember to call everyone. Love you all!!!


  2. Matt, Ann, Miah & Amisha Barron
    Nov 13, 2008 @ 01:05:46

    our prayers are with him. Love the Barron family


  3. Brandy McArtor
    Nov 13, 2008 @ 03:05:35

    That is great news—so glad to hear it. Brandon and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers until this whole ordeal is behind you!


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