April 27, 2022

Carlene has had a couple of very full weeks filled with many evaluations. She was evaluated by Dr. Hernandez at the Diagnostics & Eye Clinic here in Jamaica. Dr. Hernandez is from Cuba and he made a referral to the Instituto De Oftalmologia Ramon Pando in Havana, Cuba. We are currently in the process of working with the Cuban Embassy to secure travel clearance and a visa to get her evaluated there.

Dr. Abramson at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York was able to receive the most recent MRI Images and review the radiologist there. He would like to evaluate Carlene in early May. Dr. Abramson has been practicing and researching eye cancers for over 40 years. Carlene had an opportunity to be evaluated by him last year and I am very eager to get back to get his opinion. 

Yesterday, 26 April, Carlene had another evaluation at the University of the West Indies Hospital eye clinic with Dr. Mowatt. That is the picture with this post. She was able to confirm that cancer has not spread to her right eye and that spread to the brain, at this point, is very unlikely. Unfortunately, the hospital here isn't equipped to care for Carlene in the way that is medically necessary. However, the connection has been made between the doctors here and abroad so a care team is in place locally to handle any emergencies, should they arise. Progress!