I am glad this week is over! Abby's MRI was Monday. She had a complete meltdown over the IV. She is strong and very hard to hold! But she is such a trooper and as soon as it was in there, she was back to her normal self. The MRI was kinda late this time, and she didn't complain once about being hungry or thirsty. I am always amazed at how she takes this all in stride! So tough! She did great during the MRI, she has the sedation thing down!
On Tuesday we met with our neuro-oncologist. The MRI showed that the tumor is definitely growing but at a very slow rate. No need for treatment if she has no new symptoms/problems. But I had noticed some peripheral vision problems-she seemed to be running into stuff more. Our oncologist was very concerned and told us that if there had been a change in her vision, we would most likely begin treatments. Her vision can't be gambled with and if the tumor was causing vision loss, it would have to be dealt with. We headed back home anxious to have her eye exam.
On Thursday we returned for the eye exam. I was so anxious I thought I would jump out of my skin. Thankfully there had been no change in her vision. YEA! No treatments! She also had a hearing test and saw neurologist who discharged us from them. Another victory! If we ever have concerns about seizures we can call them but we don't have to have routine appointments anymore.
I can't even put into words the emotional roller coaster we were on this week. We are blessed that Abby has no outward signs of what is lurking under the surface. But the MRIs and little scares like we had make it so real.
Our precious little girl has a brain tumor.
I grieved for her this week in a way that I haven't in a long time. My heart was broken again. My soul cried out to God for help. It was a rough week. I am glad its over.
Please don't stop praying for us. Pray the tumor stops growing. Pray that it doesn't affect her vision, her motor skills, her hormones, anything. Pray she never has to have treatments. Pray for God's protection and mercy. Pray that God gives the doctors wisdom. Pray that God gives Jason and I strength.
"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not, I will help thee"
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I just wanted to let you all know that Abby will have an MRI on Monday, June 13th. Please pray that the tumor will have remained the same or shrunk. Please pray that she will be brave for her IV. Please pray that God will calm our anxious hearts. Thank you so much!