After the meeting Trent kept trying to get all the guys to go for a movie. We gave the kids "silent noise makers" so they wouldn't give him a heart attack when he walked through the door.
|The Birthday Boy!|
|Trent and Mallory|
|Jarom and Trent|
|Ben and Trent|
|Alex and Trent|
|Travis and Trent|
|Troy and Trent|
|All the "Conspirators"|
|Me and my hubby!|
|Jake and Trent|
|Kim and Jodi (all smiles!)|
|Jared and his baby|
|Susan and Heather|
|Trevor, Emmalyn, and Heidy|
|Patty and Susan (ahh...sisterly love)|
|Joe (isn't he handsome) and Tracy|
|Annette and Lyle|
|Troy and Kristi|
|"Scary Eyes" Clynt|
|Trent and Zach|
We had a great weekend and LOVED visiting with everyone. Thanks for the help in making a fun memory for our family!
Now onto the THRILLING surprise!!!!! Last Wednesday I got a call from Katie, the nurse at the Huntsman. She said that the tumor board at the U of Penn had just discussed Trent's case and their opinion is that the window of opportunity is open to do surgery for Trent. Katie was giddy and I was shocked. As we spoke my pulse was racing and I was trying to soak up every bit of information I could. After the last scan was viewed by Dr. Carr, his response was, "Holy Crap!" He then sent the scans to Dr. Friedberg in Philly to be reviewed by the U of Penn board of surgeons. They all see a possibility for Trent and are willing to go for it. Dr. Carr wanted to get started on a whole bunch of testing to determine if everything was ideal for surgery. Those tests would be scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Monday (today), Tuesday, and followed up with chemo on Wednesday.
I ran downstairs to tell Trent. I was doing my best not to jump up and down, although I did a little bit. Weird thing, Trent was not nearly as excited as I was. His initial reaction was a great big smile and a little excitement, quickly followed by a much smaller smile and a bit of fear. He remembers just how bad the last lung surgery was and is a bit fearful of repeating that. I totally understand that. We have to keep reminding ourselves that we can do hard things. I don't know how many times I have said that in the last four days. We can do hard things. We have done hard things and we can do them again!
Let the testing begin! Thursday we went to McKay Dee for a Cardiac MRI, a Quantitative VQ scan, Chest X-Ray, and a CT scan. Friday we were back at McKay Dee for an Echo cardiogram. Today was the PET scan and tomorrow is the Pulmonary Function test, a meeting with Dr. Carr, pre-op with Anesthesiology, and then a meeting with a Cardiologist. Whew! We are very anxious to hear the results of all this testing tomorrow. We are fully aware that getting a positive (which really means bad) result on any one of these tests could be a major game changer. We are preparing ourselves for whatever it is that we will hear while fully EXPECTING to hear great news!
|Just hanging out in the Quantitative VQ Scanner|
|Look what a happy patient he is! Awww....|
|This is the face of a SURVIVOR!!!!!|