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Wyatt Greene

Wyatt Greene

After being sick for a month and a half and many visits to the pediatrician, we brought Wyatt in to Children's Hospital Emergency Department on Saturday, November 27th, 2010.

Wyatt had a CT scan to confirm that his irritability, strange pupils and distorted vision were caused by a buildup of fluid as a result of a mass blocking the spinal fluid drainage from his brain.

If you want to know more about how we knew something was wrong with Wyatt, please visit the 1st journal entry on our CaringBridge site.

Wyatt completed a year and a half of chemotherapy with Carboplatin and Vincristine to treat a hypothalamic glioma, an inoperable, slow growing brain tumor. This type of tumor is also known as a pilomyxoid astrocytoma (it was originally misdiagnosed as a pilocytic astrocytoma). 4 months after his final treatment, his tumor had grown again. He spent another year on a different…

My Journal

Oh, how I wish I could come here and tell you Wyatt’s MRI showed a stable tumor with no changes and we were told to go on our merry way. I cannot. Wyatt’s tumor seems to be basically the same size, but there was definite enhancement change. In his hypothalamus there is a ring of bright enhancement that is different than his previous scans. This particular enhancement is not typical, so we’re not 100% sure what it means.Wyatt has come off of growth hormones and we’ve readjusted his other medications. We’ve discussed his next line of treatment. Currently, we’re planning on holding off treatment and he has another MRI scheduled for the end of July. However, our doctor has had several other doctors look at Wyatt’s scan and is presenting his case at tumor board. We are particularly grateful his Neuro Oncologist is communicating with her colleagues as well as…