Wednesday, March 18, 2009

MRI #1

Okay, so today wasn't technically MRI #1 since we had several before/after surgery last November. But this was our first follow-up MRI that sets our "baseline" for future MRIs. They will be watching for growth from this point forward.

Anyway... today went really well!

The test went smoothly and Aidyn did great. The doctor said that the tumor and spinal cord looked very good. From a layman's perspective I would say things actually looked better. Her spinal cord was still a little thicker in that area but you couldn't really see the remaining post-op tumor material like you could before.

Thanks so much for praying for us! We weren't really nervous about today's visits (although Aidyn was a little nervous about getting in the MRI tube again), but today did bring back some of the crazy memories and intense feelings we had during Thanksgiving week. Can you have memories of feelings, or do they just become current feelings? Don't analyze that too much! Bottom line: we've really appreciated your prayers today.

We go back for another MRI in three months. And we're praying that what's left of the tumor just disintegrates. God is good.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our first follow-up MRI

It's been a while since we've posted anything because, gratefully, there hasn't been much to report. In this case no news has been good news!

The new news is that our first follow-up MRI has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. It's been a little over three months since Aidyn's surgery and they want to keep a close eye on any tumor growth.

We've been praying for more than no growth; we've been praying for the thing to go away! We're also praying that Aidyn will be emotionally ready for a trip back to Children's Hospital and into the MRI tube again.

We should be able to meet with the neuro-oncologist after the MRI to get a report. We'll let you know what he says. Thanks for praying along with us!