Please know how deeply moved and appreciative the Jeanes and family are for the many kindnesses, gifts, prayers and fasting in Mark's behalf.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It is easy to love Mark Jeanes; he is kind to everyone and seldom complains or says negative things. Right now he suffers and continues to fight whatever is heaped upon him and lately that is an awful load for anyone much less, a child. His surgery lasted several hours and he now is in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) with all the top-tier medical care the hospital can provide.
Everyone wants to know what was found and that is a complicated set of issues to describe. His surgeon upon completion of the procedure, stated that Mark's upper colon was completely involved with "Spindle Cells" which is a general term for a far more complex book of possibilities. If you Google "Spindle Cells" you will get why this is too tough to call or answer all the questions as it can mean many different diseases that are too many to mention here in the blog.
What is most important to remember is that the reference to Spindle was made by the surgeon and the pathology of the tissues taken in the procedure has not yet been diagnosed by the diagnosticians and that is what we await.Those results will begin to come in midday (hopefully) and over the course of the next several days as the pathology is cross-checked by different specialists and even other institutions as may be needed.
What makes this particularly difficult for Mark's neighbors and friends is that he now can no longer be seen or talked too as he is in isolation so I will work to keep all information uploaded on the blog to assist in the process.
Again, thank You......All of you.
Posted by kennethcrocheron at 6:27 AM