My father’s neck tumor–a Staph infection

So my father has this baseball sized ball in his neck, and he’s had an ultrasound, a CT scan, and all the doctors seemed to think it’s a tumor.

Sure enough, he got the pathology report and its now confirmed to be a staph infection.

Because my father didn’t have a fever or an elevated wcb, I don’t think his doctors really thought it could be an infection.

But it is. Staph. Something I have a lot of problems with too.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Teddy
Date: December 12, 2012 3:16:05 PM PST
To: Dr. Sherman

Cc: Dr. Kachru
Subject: You were right–it’s confirmed as an infection on my father’s neck

I think the reason the doctors in Canada assumed it was a tumor (he had ultrasound, and CT scans too), was because he didn’t have an elevated wcb or a fever, so the

doctors didn’t know how to process the baseball size bubble in his neck.

I still think it needs to be cut out, or drained…it’s really big and gross 🙂

What a relief…

Not that I had any doubts, but I definitely got this immune deficiency from my father. What exactly it is, may remain to be seen….

His doctors are probably scratching their heads as we speak 🙂

Begin forwarded message:

From: “eFax” <message>
Date: December 12, 2012 11:07:15 AM PST
To: Teddy
Subject: eFax message from “613 xxx-xxxx – 1 page(s), Caller-ID: 613-xxx-xxxx

FAX_20121212_1355339235_60.pdf

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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