At the Age 22, Eric Livingston found out that he had a brain tumor a little bit bigger then a golf ball. It was located in his frontal and right temporal lobe-which is where your long and short term memory are.
In 2008, Eric had 2 surgeries to remove the tumor, when they went in were able to remove 80% of the tumor. The other 20% was intertwined with his motor skills and they didn't want to have him come out a different person then when he went in. We then decided to do the most agressive treatment possible, which included chemo and 37 radiation treatments.
Since 2008, Eric and I (*Jenn*) have welcomed 2 more beautiful kids into the world, and in 2010 Eric was approved for Social Security Disability. In 2012, he finally was able to get much needed medical, and we went to his first M.R.I., its been over 9 months.
Immediately the nuerologist was able to see that his tumor has grown, and wanted to intervene and do surgery.
So on September 26th 2012 he underwent yet another brain surgery. Dr. Smitherman was happy after the surgery, 90%-95% of the remaining tumor had been removed. Since 2012, he's had a M.R.I. Every 4 months.
July 2014, seizures constantly, and slight tumor growth and talk of chemotherapy. Dr said it'd be in Eric's best health interest if Jen were to quit her job and stay home and take care of him.
March 13th 2015.
Went into the Dr. since November of 2014, *last mri* there has been new growth on the operated tumor side.
In addition there is also growth on the left side of his brain.
Both Eric's oncologist and neurosurgeon want him started on chemo as immediately as possible. Eric has been on a strict regiment of Rick Simpson Oil (R.S.O. which has been known to decrease and even kill cancerous turmors) Eric feels something has to change and that chemo is the next step.
The next step is going to be chemo pills. Temodar to be exact.
5 days on, 23 days off for the next 5 months. During this time blood work and M.R.I.'s will be done.
We are concerned about the growth on the left side of his brain. This is what we are watching.
The tumor is growing on the left. More rapidly than anyone would like. Dr's decided to stop chemo, and starting today he will be going in for IV medication, once every two weeks. My body went into Shock when Dr said growth-but this IV medication is something to do with blood vessels and stopping the tumor from getting the blood it needs to grow.
This is our last chance.
Whatever it is you may do, please keep us in your thoughts, prayers and hearts.
Chasing Time-starts now.
The Livingston Family
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