Jim just called. Dr. Rosencrantz (the pediatric gastroenterologist and part of the GI team) came in with the pathology report. This is an inflammatory myelofibroblastic tumor. It is what they call a “low level” tumor which means they tend not to spread and metastasize, but they can grow very large very quickly. They will be treating Ana with Prednisone in the next day or so (they are waiting for oncologists at St. Jude and Sloan to weigh in on treatment). She will be placed on the donor list as soon as possible – it may take up to a week because they have one test they need to do which was ordered by Dr. Lee, the infectious disease guy (for mad snail disease or whatever). I have tried to look this up on Google and there’s not much – I’ve found another name for it called “inflammatory pseudotumor”) and this medical journal article about a 7-month old baby who had one, states that there have only been 15 pediatric cases…ever.