Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Arman

It’s amazing how your perspective on life can change in just 24 hours.

Our six year-old son, Arman has had a lump the size of an egg on his neck for about a week. We took him to the hospital yesterday. He saw two pediatricians and an ENT specialist, all of whom are very worried. He had some blood tests, and an ultrasound which showed a very enlarged spleen, which is not good. We went in for more tests this morning, and his doctors have been in touch with pediatric hematologist-oncologists in Hawaii and San Diego, who recommend some more tests, which we'll get this afternoon. Arman may need surery to biopsy of the lymph node in his neck if the tests are not reassuring.

The best case scenario is a very unusual manifestation of a common infection like “mono.” The worst case scenario is, well, the worst case scenario. It will be at least a week before we know anything. Please keep Arman in your thoughts and prayers.

6 comments:

Bev said...

Prayer sent.

The Saipan Blogger said...

Here's that Washington Post article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/04/AR2006030400211.html

Melissa said...

Your family and especially Arman are in my prayers.

BoReGo said...

We are praying for Arman. It was nice meeting you last night. I will put your blog on my list.

BoReGo said...

We are praying for Arman. It was nice meeting you last night. I will put your blog on my list.

Sean said...

Hey David. Barbara and I are praying. I hope things turn out all right.

Take care,

Sean