I wanted to give you all a quick update on what has transpired with Michael this past week. For the last several weeks we have been noticing some changes in Michael’s personality and mental state. He has also been coughing a lot!! On Monday I called his Neuro oncology team and after describing what was going on, they told me to take him to the ER. I brought him to Mission Hospital where we spent the entire day. They thought that he may have pneumonia and After speaking with his doctors in LA decided to admit him back at UCLA. His doctors decided to go ahead and do a brain MRI to see if the tumor has spread into other areas of his brain which would explain the changes in his mental state. We got some really really great news today…the MRI looked really good. The tumor has decreased and so has the swelling in his brain. They also did a CT scan of his lungs and determined that he does not have pneumonia! He does have a small blood clot in one of his lungs and they are going to hold off treating him with anticoagulants until we get the mental changes figured out. At this point they think it is due to the high doses of steroids he has been on as well as several other medications they have given him to help him sleep. The steroids make it really difficult for Michael to sleep at night so I am sure the lack of sleep isn’t helping either. Today they brought in some additional doctors to work on getting him off a lot of these medications including the steroids. It will take about two weeks to wean him off them completely. We are praying that he will be back to his normal self very soon. I’m not sure how much longer they will keep him at UCLA. Now that he has completed this course of treatment and we have a month until his next brain MRI, They are thinking that he would benefit from going back into an acute rehabilitation center to work on getting function back on his left side. Michael is on board with this plan so now we just need to pray that the insurance will approve it! He will most likely either go back to California rehab in Century City or to the acute rehab facility at Hoag in Newport Beach. Thank you for your continued prayers!