Monday, 27 February 2012

FAB news (so far)!!!

Oscar had a GREAT day today, up early for breakfast as he was supposed to fasting for theatre from 8am, however the procedure ended up being postponed as his blood counts weren't quite good enough.  Trying again tomorrow.  He painted a wooden dinosaur for Daddy (who is fast running out of space on his desk in work!), and made a dinosaur themed photoframe for his picture of him with his friend baby Isabella on the ward.  We went for walks around the ward (he was laughing at me calling him jelly legs!), and lay down to watch his favourite programs (Olly the Little White Van, The Cat in the Hat, Horrid Henry) when he got tired.  He showed off his Mobigo games console driving skills to Doctor Conal, and generally had a lot of fun.  A really good day.

However it got much better this evening as his Consultant talked us through the test results from last week, in summary "a significant response to treatment"!!!  The CT and MIBG scans were extremely positive, only major tumor left is the one on his liver, which is greatly reduced.  The doctors are still in discussion over whether or not to attempt removing all or part of it by surgery, as this naturally comes with its risks.  It was confirmed that the bone marrow samples taken were clear of disease.  The only uncertainty was that the bone trephines (small disc of bone removed along with bone marrow sample), which are clear of disease, werent big enough samples so they will take a couple of extra samples when he is in theatre again.  We should find out these results next week.

Overall, it is absolutely brilliant news.  We really couldnt have wished for much better progress at this stage- although there is still a long way to go!  Keep up the fight wee man!!

We also just want to say a big thanks to all the hospital staff who have each played an important role in getting us this far!  Thats everyone from the cleaning staff right up to the senior consultants who all have a special relationship with Oscar.  He really is one of the stand out characters on the ward and has plenty of laughs and banter with everyone.

Go #TeamOscar!

8 comments:

  1. Great news, am going to bed with a smile now. Well done wee man.

    Eugene

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  2. Brilliant news. So pleased for wee Oscar. xxx

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  3. that's fantastic news, so pleased 4 you all!

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  4. Super news! Thinking about you all. Keep up the great work Oscar x

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  5. Fantastic post, so pleased for you all. Big love, Mc Cartan family x

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  6. We are so delighted to hear good news. Give him a big hug and kiss from us. Lots of luv to u all. Sarah & Aidan

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  7. Noreen O'Donnell28 February 2012 at 19:43

    Great news, so good to hear some positive news. We are all praying for you here and wishing you the speediest recovery. Sending lots of love and hugs to Oscar. Or should we say Mr Celebrity. Love from all in Glasgow.xxxx

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  8. So glad to hear things are looking up......keep up all that strength everyone, especially Oscar! Thinking of u all...Anne, Declan and Ellena xx

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