tuesday was our MRI. the MRI to tell us whether or not the chemo was working.
i get there and do labs at 10, get done with those quickly and then walk around with a very annoyed reese for 2 hours. normally when we go to the chemo clinic, we go and then we leave. this time we didn't. she was ticked. ;) so i had to keep pushing the stroller bc sitting meant her hollering for the car. finally she fell asleep.
our MRI was schedule at 1:20pm and we finally went in at 3pm. she had, again, fallen asleep on me while waiting.
it was a long MRI. at 5pm, they came out to tell me that her port "wasn't working" so they deaccessed and then reaccessed. and then they put an IV in her hand. so that took time -- but still too long, in my opinion.
we went home and waited. they said they'd call last night. but then again, that was when the MRI should have been over by 3pm. not started then. so i went to bed thinking "if it was horrible, they'd call, right?"
and i was right....
this morning i get a call from dr. b and he first said "well, id say its good news" :) he said, in multiple ways (ha), that "the swelling has obviously gone down from the previous MRI bc that was right after the 2nd resection. but still it looks as if the actual tumor mass was a tiny bit smaller".
which was MORE than i could have ever hoped for. all i wanted after the worst news of my life, that the tumor had grown and the previous chemo wasnt working... was to hear that it wasnt growing anymore. it being the same size would have made my day, but to say it was smaller?
i was on cloud 9 the rest of the day.
its over 70deg here right now so my 2 best photographer friends and i went out to the park to snap some pics. i wanted to get pics of awesome reesey on this awesome day.
with her best friend... miller (or "niller" to reese)
we got some others of sawyer with her friend...
and then miller - and one with D lol showing personalities ;)
it was just a great day.
we were supposed to go to chemo today, but its just, bottom line, too full -- so we'll go tomorrow. we have a lot more chemo to go through. 17 more months, i believe? so i can't wait to get rid of this thing once and for all. keep the prayers coming :) God hears us.
here's a short IG (punkfictionv4) recap of the past week.