Today has been a pretty calm day. Ryan hasn't really had any procedures done except for another blood transfusion. A slight downturn in both hemoglobin (darn) and bilirubin (yay!). Bili will probably go up again tomorrow as a result of the transfusion but it's trending in the right direction. It's important for it to go down so that we can do chemo.
Ryan met briefly with Dr. Eden (incredible, Christian radiation oncologist) today to talk about the upcoming IMRT treatments that he will start. Good news: scans are first thing tomorrow morning and he can probably start radiation Monday, Tuesday or - HOLY COW, that was expedited. Dr. Eden specifically asked for us to galvanize prayer support on our blog for him and his team. A LOT hinges on these radiation treatments. The outcomes that he is hoping for: stop/shrink new tumors and stop the exudative "leaking". This is an extremely critical piece for Ryan to be able to continue treatment. Please pray that Dr. Eden's hands will be guided by the Lord - that his team will be able to correctly map the radiation treatments and that the treatments will be effective.