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The siezure
A had a fairly large siezure at work that required a trip to the emergency room in a ambulance. Once in the emergency room I felt a lot better but they sent me to get a CT Scan which revealed the tumor. I was prescribed the usual meds, Dilatin, Dexamethasone, and Vicodin which I started taking starting that day.

I had my boss Skip call my father who was in town looking over me during my appointments. I had thought that my mother was still in Everett, Washington at the time. I was suprised to see my father, mother, and brother all show up at the emergency room at the same time.


March 2008 MRI
I had another regular MRI during March and it came back with 5 new tumors on it. 4 were very small dots, and one was a bit larger above my right ear. Initially Dr Kokkino did not want to operate on it, but later changed his mind and wanted to get the largest one out so he scheduled surgery for me the following week.

This was going to be a simpiler operation than the first one, and indeed it went pretty fast.


Thursday September 24th we brought Cory home from the hospital. Our instructions were;
  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day
  • Use his "Airlife" inhaler many times a day
  • Get up and walk 10 to 12 times a day
  • Take Dexamethasone and Dilatin on a preset schedule