Well we got to meet Dr. Modack and the MSK team yesterday. The pediatric floor is very nice and big. They have many things to keep the kids busy while up here. You can tell this place is very well respected. People from all over the world bring their children here for treatment. People who have been told that there is nothing that can be done for their children by the hospitals in their own countries. We met a very nice guy from South Africa who is here with his son. They stay here for months at a time.
Dr. Modack seems like a very sharp guy to me. I think it is going to take Diane a while to get use to him. You see, we are use to dealing with women doctors who have a much different way of delivering information to people. I don't want to say they sugar coat things but they are more reassuring when discussing treatments and possible outcomes. I think Dr. Modack will have to get use to dealing with Diane also. I'm still not use to it.. :D
We discussed a few options that we have but I'm not going to get into that yet. It seems like the more I learn, the more I don't know. Cody is scheduled to get his nuclear injection today. Then, tomorrow will be a very busy day. He will have a MIBG, MRI and 4 point bone marrow. He will need to be sedated for all 3 of them. We will not know much until next week I'm sure. I learned a couple of days ago that Cody's surgery at Georgetown is not a done deal yet. We are going to wait until the surgeon up here looks at the scans and test and both Dr. Modack and Dr. Abu-Gosh talk with the surgeons and decide what is best for Cody.
I got a few great pictures yesterday and last night. We went to Time Square show Cody the lights and to walk around. Although it was pretty cold we still managed to get around a little. We will be going to see Lion King on Broadway tonight. A good friend of ours at Georgetown lined up some tickets for us.
That's about it for now...
Thanks to Liz and my other NY running friends for all the great info. I did manage to find a great deli yesterday. I bought two large coffees and two bagels with cream cheese for 5 dollars. :D