Thursday, August 7, 2008

MRI today

We'll cut to the chase: good news today.

Henry had his MRI this afternoon, and we got the call from our oncologist on our way home from Baltimore.

His brain MRI was clean, no signs of tumor.

The as-yet-undiagnosed spot on the spine remains unchanged, as it has since his MRI way back in January (this is the third scan since then.) The longer it remains unchanged, the less likely that it is active tumor. Our oncologist has said for several months that his opinion is that it is more likely scar tissue, but we don't know for sure and so of course watch it very closely.

So...great news today. We are completely thrilled!

We have some additional fun at Hopkins tomorrow (audiology, LP, IVIG), which will prove to be a very long day. Henry has gotten so accustomed to all of these things that we ask of him. His MRI was at 1 pm today, and he's not allowed to eat prior due to the sedation. He went all morning without complaining once. He has grown up so much this year, and we are very proud of him.

13 comments:

Granya said...

And so am I.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Henry!!! I am so happy to hear the great news!
-Lisa

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear the great news!!

Shanda and family

ms. t said...

Greetings from Ocracoke, NC!

We all are rejoicing here from such good news. Sure hope this brings some much needed respite for MOM and POP?!

Oh Tara. Just to let you know that yesterday I finally realized that I was ROAMING the entire time we've been here, Yikes!

Love and Peace to you all!

Ms. T

Anonymous said...

Great news...I continue to keep all of you in my prayers.
hope tomorrows events go smoothly,,as I'm sure they will for my HERO.

nance

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news for you all, but most of all for Henry! His spirit and strength inspires us all. Hope everything goes smoothly tomorrow as well.

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

John, Lisa, Adam, Colin said...

A big yipee from Switzerland. We are thrilled everything went so well!

Love,
The Swiss family Middlebrook

rlbates said...

Great news!

Anonymous said...

Whoo Hoo - we are happy for the good news!!
Linda and Val

Jeff and Ami Czorapinski said...

Great news!!!! We are so happy to hear that all is well.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Great News!
Susan Vallotton

Evil Lunch Lady said...

Great Job Henry!!!!!!!!

Hillbilly Fairy said...

Yay! You all deserve to celebrate in a huge way. Hugs to you all.
Bibi Hahn