Sunday, March 20, 2016

Median Survival

When KK was first diagnosed, I wanted to know what we were dealing with, but I did not want to know the prognosis or survival rate. When I looked at information on the internet, I skipped over that as quickly as possible. I already knew the life expectancy wasn't good -- KK has a classmate whose father died of a Glioblastoma just 14 months (if I'm not mistaken) post-diagnosis.

I have since learned that the median survival of patients with a Grade IV Glioblastoma Multiforme is 14.6 months.

We are approaching 12 months post-diagnosis and 14 months since the onset of symptoms (at least symptoms I knew about).

Just a handful of weeks ago, we were talking about palliative care, DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) papers, and where KK would like to die. I thank God that we are seeing improvement rather than decline in recent days.

God knows the number of KK's days and cancer can't change that...not even the most aggressive brain tumor.

7 comments:

Terri said...

Rejoicing with you over the improvements you're seeing. Praying for you both as you rest in the plans of our sovereign God!

Judy Bleau said...

Amen!

Susan said...

Praising God that KK is showing improvement! He is good and holds KK tightly in his hands. Continuing to hold you both up in prayer.

Movie Lover 1 said...

Amen to that! Standing with you as we wait in anticipation for complete healing!

Mindy said...

Yes!! Amen!!

Heidi Peterson said...

God is in control

Nancy Aviles said...

Chosen and Loved.