They got him stabilized, and did an MRI and blood work..
Good news... is that the Cyber knife completely - I MEAN COMPLETELY!!!!! got rid of the tumor on his brain stem! How amazing is this!!!!!!! His blood work was relatively good too.
The tumor on the left side of his brain was still there and may not be a meningioma since it didn't respond. But it could be b/c it didn't increase in size... and may have just gone dormant... so from all of that.. all - things considered, he's doing great..
BUT then there's the long cluster seizure... The MRI also showed blood in Max's brain... He had a bleed- it's contained (vs all over his brain - which is a positive)... so we're trying to stop the bleed and then flush out the edema and the blood... They put him in a drug induced comma to stop the seizing.. and we started him on emergency yunnnan baiyao last night.. today they are going to work on slowly trying to wean him down from the drugs and bring him back to awareness if we can keep him from seizing...
The bleeding is what's causing the seizures.. Dr. Joseph mentioned he'd seen latent damage to blood vessels in some CK patients and that's what it looks like has happened with Max. We have him on Yunnan baiyao to try to stop bleeding, then try and figure out how to flush the swelling and blood out of the brain.. We also want to see if we can reduce the drugs he's on and make him more aware and if we can get him to come out of the comma and give him time to get back to normal... gonna be a slow process.. Going back up to the Hospital in a few with more emergency yunnan Baiyao...
One other good thing... during his seizures his color stayed pink so he was still getting oxygen to his brain which hopefully means no brain damage... time will tell but we definitely have some good things going on here... Just need to get rid of the edema and the blood. Last I heard his last seizure was around 2AM.. it's just about 2pm... so hopefully that's a good sign ... I'll find out more when I get up to the hospital
One other thing to note - Max did not get his anti-seizure meds when both of his last seizures took place.
Keep those prayers, white light, good energy, good vibes, and good thoughts, etc coming!!! .. He's a fighter!!!