Recently Scott's had some health setbacks. I don't always post everything because it's just too much info to explain in detail. Trust me it's been a learning experience for us each step of this journey. We've had our ups & downs. Within the last year Scott's been on 2 different Clinical Trials (the first Clinical Trial 4/2010 to 01/2011 and the second Clinical Trial 02/2011 to 04/2011) and he has had to go off of those because those we no longer benefiting him.
He is now on a new third treatment. There are pros & cons to any of these treatments. This latest treatment has caused him to have low blood platelets and because of this he needed to receive blood platelet transfusions. He also has low white blood cell counts and it's become too risky for them to give him any treatments until his white blood cell counts increase. We are hoping that his counts will be up to where they need to be by next week. This is the short version of everything and I've tried to explain it so everyone could understand it all. Because trust me if I wasn't living through this I wouldn't have a clue about all this medical stuff.
MRI's in Jan & April 2011 showed new tumor growths. The latest MRI as of today May 26, 2011 showed that the tumors have decreased in size which is great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This type of tumor is very aggressive and has proven very difficult to treat. Which is why they've had to try a few different types of treatments already. But as always we will try to stay focused, positive and move forward.
Thanks again to all of you who have been there for us throughout this. We appreciate your love, thoughts, prayers & support.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
It's been a long time since I updated this site for the Cromack family. Scott and Tracy have kept people updated on Facebook as much as they have felt comfortable. What I WILL say is this: things are not improving. The family could use monetary donations again at this time due to difficulties with health insurance and Scott's coverage. Please help if you can.
Posted by In Plain English at 4:19 AM