Tuesday, February 3, 2009

MRI results

We got back late this evening. I know you are dying to know, so I wont keep you waiting. The tumor looks the same! That is fantastic news. Also, that is one Drs. opinion. The other Dr. said that he thought it looks like it went DOWN a small amount. We are ecstatic, and counting all of our blessings. I know that when we switched our medical team from Charlotte to Duke, they told us that radiation would NOT have been their choice of treatment. We know what the side-effects are. But, thank God, the stuff is working!!! I hate it that he has known and unknown long-term damage from the radiation, but Holy crap, it's working! I guess we are lucky, as far as statistics go. I know that if we had started our treatment at Duke, radiation would have been a last-resort, it would have come after chemo. I don't know why the Charlotte Drs. pushed for radiation BEFORE chemo, but as of right now, today, I am grateful that they did. (That is said with full some not enough understanding of the long-term effects that might pop up later.)

One of the Drs. even said something about not needing another MRI for a year. Of-course, being a worry-wort, I said I prefer 6 months, and the other Dr. agreed. So six months it is. We wont go back until August, unless Andrew's balance, coordination, etc. gets worse.

Thank-you so much for keeping us in your prayers, they are working!

7 comments:

Alissa said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!!! I am in tears here! It's amazing once you find doctors on your side what happens!!!! Celebrate every moment!!!

Mama to a diva said...

Oh I am so happy it went well. Praise God! I thought of your McBrady bunch all day yesterday, and kept checking for updates!!!

greygillfish said...

YEAH, that is wonderful news. I have been thinking and praying you would get good news.

Becky said...

Praise God! I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristine said...

I just read a glimpse of your post on my reader thing and the only word I saw was 'dying'. I almost started crying before the window opened and I saw the post.
This is fantastic news and I'm incredibly happy for you and your family. Glad you're going back in six months instead of a year.

doodlebelle said...

OMG- Kristine...That sux. Sorry I scared you.

Cristin said...

Great News!!!