Well, lately good things have been happening.
First, we found out that the lump on the back of my son’s head is simply a dermoid cyst, a benign saclike growth present since birth created by leftover embryonic cells.
Of all the things that it could be, this is the best.
Then, there was a question of how much the cyst was growing into his skull.
If there was significant growth, then he’d have to get part of his skull removed along with the cyst.
This type of surgery requires a neurosurgeon.
Well, yesterday we found out there is no involvement of the bone.
Meaning, my son has a benign growth that can be removed without any removal of his skull.
The neurosurgeon is still going to perform the surgery on account of the cyst’s location on the back of his skull, but theoretically a pediatric surgeon could perform the surgery.
Of course, no surgery is without risk.
Especially one that involves general anesthesia.
And there is the risk of blood loss since surgery on the head is usually accompanied by significant bleeding.
So in all likelihood, we will need to donate blood for his surgery.
But no cancer.
No bone loss.
And for this I am truly thankful.