Finally we have some news to update everyone. It was a full month but FINALLY we have found out the results of the biopsy of Isaac’s left eye. It was not the news we had hoped for but it is what it is.
The tumor was Retinoblastoma which is cancer. The good news is that the doctors believe that everything was contained inside the eye, nothing was traveling through the eye stem to the brain so for that we are so thankful. The bad news is that our journey through this time is not coming to an end yet. We now have to set up an appointment back at Riley in Indianapolis to get the rest of Isaac’s body checked out.
Anytime there is cancer in the body it can transfer to another part so we will be getting blood work done and some different type of test on his liver and organs to make sure that he is healthy everywhere else. If everything goes well with these test we will not have any chemo or radiation to deal with.
We have been told that we will have to have scans of his head every three months for the next few years to make sure that there are no tumors growing in the eye socket but other than that we should be able to go back to normal life. We are going back to Cincinnati in January for the post-surgery appointment and then we should be able to schedule the glass eye fitting soon after that.
Isaac is doing really well which is so great! His eye has healed well. It was really rough for the first week, the pain was pretty intense but since then he has pretty much been back to normal with the addition of an eye patch. It will be great for all of us once he gets the glass eye so he can “look” like himself again. I went back to work last week and we are going to send him to preschool once he has the glass eye and I know that he is ready to get out of the house and get back to normal.
Please continue to pray for us. Its been a little overwhelming for Josh and me since we found out the biopsy results. We are trusting God that the rest of Isaac’s body will be healthy, but of course there is a huge fear in our hearts that something else will be found.
We will keep updating as we get news. Thank you again for everyone’s prayers–we appreciate them so much.