This is not the exact update I wanted to write, but here it goes:
Dr. Robert Ord called this afternoon to both Ryan and I with the pathology results. The tumor was a wee bit larger than was originally thought (4mm), and not favorable. There is a 25-33% chance there is cancer in the lymph nodes, and most likely, a much higher percentage for Ryan based on his long history. Surgery will be scheduled mid January for their removal (lymph nodes). I realize there are no words left to say on this "new" development, but we are so very thankful to the overwhelming support of prayers, positive thoughts and well-wishes to this remarkable young man. He is truly a focused warrior and will continue to fight this battle and deepen his faith as he, and we, march forward. One. Day. At. A. Time.