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