Friday, August 12, 2011

Clear!

It took a few days to hear, but it's official:  Scarlett's MRI is clear!  NO TUMOR!

We were expecting a call yesterday, and got a tad nervous when we did not hear.  My mind went full speed ahead with ideas about the delay:  Did they need to review the images?  Were they scheduling surgery?  Did they not want to tell us over the phone, but wait to do it in person?  What is going on?????

Happily, the delay was just an accident.  Since there was nothing to comment on, radiology did not send any special notifications to the neuro-oncology team.  Since they are a busy crew these days, they just forgot to check.  Forgot?! As soon as we saw our NP and asked about the scans, she checked right away and told us everything was fine.  Whew....relief!!

We spent the day yesterday in the Sacramento/San Juaquin River delta getting some sun.  Chris got to go wakeboarding and I got to relax in the shade with Scarlett.  It was nice to get away for a day.  When one of the social services workers called to talk to me about some details of our case, I told her, "Sorry, I'm on a boat!"  Her response: "Are you wearing sunscreen?"  I think she and I will get along fine.  

Today we went in for labs, and were pretty sure she would need platelets; her numbers had been trending down again.  When they got the results back, she needed platelets and red cells, but there was not enough time left in the day for the 4+ hour transfusion, so we have to go back tomorrow morning.  On a Saturday.  Boo!

I finally uploaded my phone and camera pictures, so here's what she has been up to!
Getting ready for MRI.  We've moved up from pink gowns to green!
She loves these kinds of toys right now - sound and lights!  Buttons! Animals! 
She kept herself busy in the clinic by grabbing and chewing on her giraffe pacifier.

Lounging on Grandma's boat amidst the flip flops.

She loves baths!!

 Don't forget:  October 22 is Scarlett's blood drive.  Not sure if you are eligible to donate?  Check it out here


28 comments:

Jamie said...

Yay!!! So happy to hear such good news! Is is so cute! I am glad that you all got a day of rest and relaxation and good news to go with it.

missa9577 said...

Love the bath pic! So cute! Glad to hear she is doing well.

Maselli's said...

Congratulations The Weck's Team! We know how long it seems when one is waiting on such test results! May God continue to shine on your family as you all continue to be an inspiration to my husband and I! My husband has also had two clear Scans and it has been uplifting and exciting! Although, we both get emotional and even more excited when we read about Scarlett! What a blessing!

Jeff said...

I believe it was Plato who said,
"WOOT WOOT WOOT!!"

Awesome news!!

And I think I got to this one before Sylvia so I get to share the good news with her!

I'd write more but I'm on a boat. Sheesh!

gillybeancandyjar said...

eeeeee that's so exciting!!! I can't believe they forgot! Good grief. LOVE the bath picture! So precious :)

Abigail Porter said...

Congratulations beautiful girl! Love from Utah!

Jennifer said...

Awesome awesome awesome!!!!! I can't believe they forgot to call?! Guess they've never nervously waited for news...
I'n so glad Scarlett is doing so well. She looks absolutely beautiful in her pictures, and so healthy too! We always have you in our thoughts and are rooting for Scarlett. :)
<3 the Meadows in FL

Sarah G said...

Your comment about moving up in hospital gowns made me smile! I was a pediatric nurse and the move up in gown size was always something we and the family would be happy over. That means your baby is growing and thriving! She looks awesome! Hope you had some fun in the sun!

Corbin's Mom said...

That's great!!!! I'm so happy for you all!

Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

Congrats! The power of prayer is thrilling!

Brittany said...

Yes! What great news. Little Scarlet is a fighter. A beautiful fighter!

Lauren said...

Praise God! Great news!!

April and Roel said...

Yay! So glad there's no tumor. Scarlett is getting so big (and even more adorable)! Thanks for posting the photos!

Christa said...

What great news!! I am so happy for you all!
--christa, oct. 2010 mom

Peggy said...

So happy to hear the great news! Scarlett is beautiful! Thanks for sharing pics!

Wendy Bergerson said...

Brandi & Chris, I rarely post, but have been following Scarlett's story since the beginning. My 3 year old Grace prays for baby Scarlett every night, and we are now giving God thanks :) Benny our 9 month old, like Scarlett is also thrilled with the great news- he thinks her toys are cool ;) Congratulations on the great news. Savor it and enjoy these sweet moments with your beautiful girl. God has big plans for Scarlett!

Ashley said...

I am soo sooo happy to hear the good news on the clear MRI. I also literally teared up when I heard about how Relay has helped your family. I started my team this year because of Scarlett, so I'm extremely happy that we may have helped your family. You guys are amazing!

Irene K said...

simply wonderful news and even better that y'all got to get outdoors as a family :) so so so so so so so happy for little Scarlett, Lotsa Love from Austin, TX

Michelle said...

Such good news! Congrats to Scarlett and to you and Chris! Scarlett is absolutely beautiful. I love the picture of her after her bath. What a happy beautiful baby girl! I pray for more and more good news!

Praying for Hope said...

I love her pudgy hands and cheeks. Like Wendy and her babies above, Kate and I pray for Scarlette and try to send her some positive vibes whenever we can. Can't have too many positive vibes.

The Pettijohn's said...

I love your pictures! She is a cutie.

April said...

Great news! I know how worrisome it can be waiting on test results. I am glad the NP tracked them down for you.

So a giraffe pacifier = Giracifier?

Mersida said...

wow, she's getting big! Miss Scarlett's smile always makes my day. I hope her transfusion went well. hugs and prayers from PA

Christina said...

Great news AGAIN! Love the last picture of her in the towel. She is so stinking cute!

Jen D said...

*happy dance happy dance happy dance* Excellent!

Jen Isotalo said...

Such great news! SO happy for you all!

Deka said...

Is her blood drive local only? I'm AB+, so my whole blood is useless, but I'm awesome for plasma donation. If its local only, I'll have it in my heart that my donation is in her name.. hopefully I'll be able to donate plasma again by then :) (veins were too small last time)

Tara Poor said...

I am so behind! I haven't been able to leave comments, for whatever reason the system or my computer has not let me, but I read this post and I cried. I am so so so happy to hear that she is doing so well! She is beautiful and is looking so strong!
Tara Poor