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    Malachi will have his biopsy done tomorrow morning at 8:50 am and we are to get there at 7:30 am. He might not even need an IV since the procedure will be very quick. He does have a runny nose (which both of my kids have had for months) which is fine as long as there is no fever and no productive cough.

    So, hopefully we'll know what this mass is later this week. Here is a portion of his CT scan results talking about this mass for those who are curious:

    "There is a large mass, probably a lymph node, in the left upper jugular chain region (level 2). This is in between the sternocleidomastoid muscle and carotid sheath structures. There is partial effacement of the internal jugular vein (subtotally effaced at the C3-C4 level, but patent throughout its course). The mass appears homogeneous with no evidence of calcification or necrosis. It measures 3.8 x 2.6 cm obliquely on axial image 19 (series 3). The vertical span is about 4.8 cm."

    It makes some sense to me.
    Jessica (32) and Ryan (32). Madelyn born August 5, 2009; Malachi born December 23, 2010 and Nathaniel born July 19, 2013. Lost a loved baby 02/29/12, 05/14/12 and 07/05/12 all due a serious allergic reaction to fabric softener.
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    Lots of prayers and good thoughts for tomorrow! Wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

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    Good luck to you both. Hope it goes well!!
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    I've been silently following your posts. Praying for your family and that you get some positive answers soon!



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    I hope the procedure goes quickly & painlessly and that you get good news soon.
    My 3 yo cuties!

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    Hoping for fast, benign results! Good luck to your son and hang in there.

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    Hoping for fast, benign results!
    and for a hastle free appointment!


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    Praying everything foes smoothly tomorrow and for good results!

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    Good luck! Thinking of you guys!

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    Prayers! Hoping for great news
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    Good luck! Prayers for you.



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    Thank you all. We are debating if we should wake him up early to hydrate him. He usually drinks a ton of water in the morning.
    Jessica (32) and Ryan (32). Madelyn born August 5, 2009; Malachi born December 23, 2010 and Nathaniel born July 19, 2013. Lost a loved baby 02/29/12, 05/14/12 and 07/05/12 all due a serious allergic reaction to fabric softener.
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    Will be thinking of you guys

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    (((Hugs)))!!! Thinking of you tomorrow ! Praying for good results!
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    Hoping all goes well tomorrow. I will keep you all in my thoughts.

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    Lots of good thoughts and prayers for tomorrow!
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    Hoping for a fast and easy procedure and everything that's better than you could hope from start to finish.


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    Hope everything goes really well, and you get nothing but good news.

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    Malachi is in surgery and they will do a frozen prep right away to see if there is a reason to just take the whole thing out and to make sure they have enough sample. They might know what it is right then but official results will take several days. The doctor will let us know any preliminary results when she talks to me post surgery.
    Jessica (32) and Ryan (32). Madelyn born August 5, 2009; Malachi born December 23, 2010 and Nathaniel born July 19, 2013. Lost a loved baby 02/29/12, 05/14/12 and 07/05/12 all due a serious allergic reaction to fabric softener.
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    Thanks for the update! Been checking all morning. Hoping for the best!

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    Just seeing this! Sending my prayers and good thoughts! I hope it turns out to be nothing and you guys can put this all in the past.
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    Checking in as well. Hope all goes smoothly.
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    Just said a prayer for Malachi!

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    Thinking of you and praying for good prelims!! !!!
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    We are home! The preliminary results are that this is a reactive lymph node. Nothing else showed up on the frozen sample prep. The sample will still be sent everywhere for testing and we should know definitively in the next few days. The testing might even tell us what his lymph node is reacting to and we might be able to then treat the reaction.

    She did say that removal would be fairly complicated if we ended up needing to do that. It would take a large incision, dissection and caution since it is touching a blood vessel. She said that it is still quite large which is still unusual.
    Jessica (32) and Ryan (32). Madelyn born August 5, 2009; Malachi born December 23, 2010 and Nathaniel born July 19, 2013. Lost a loved baby 02/29/12, 05/14/12 and 07/05/12 all due a serious allergic reaction to fabric softener.
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    So glad to hear that preliminary testing did not show anything abnormal! Praying that you continue to get good results and he won't need any further surgery!



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    Great news with the prelim testing! Really praying it doesn't need removal !!

    I hope you get answers and good news from the more indepth testing...thinking of you (((hugs)))!!
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    What wonderful news! Glad everything went smoothly

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    Glad you are home and have some answers at least! Now everybody rest!
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    glad all is ok, was thinking about and praying for you guys.

    Jenny~ Mama to Katelyn(7), Ben(my angel in Heaven, 6), Megan(5), Allie(2years), Nora(8m)

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