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.