Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Post Radiation MRI (March 17, 2015)

Well today was the big day...his MRI to see if those 6 weeks of proton radiation at MD Anderson actually worked. We got up at 5am and headed to the TCH medical center for his 7am check-in. WAY too early for Mommy & Daddy...but he certainly was bright eyed and bushy tailed. hah! :) After vitals he had his port accessed and took him back to the scanning room. Looks like the luck of the Irish were with us today!!!!!!!! the tumor is STABLE. The radiation seems to have worked! We met with Dr. Rednam at 11am this morning to go over the results. He said that the tumor has not shown any growth since the last dose of radiation last month. They will continue to monitor it with MRI's every 3 months, but if it remains stable then we don't have to worry about any further treatment. We are SO relieved. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers through the past few months. If the next MRI is stable in June as well, then we will schedule him to have his port surgically removed from his chest; and his eye surgery to correct his eyes will take place in August. Baby steps to normalcy. THANK YOU JESUS. One happy Mommy over here. :) 

Bennett's 5th Birthday

It seems so weird to be celebrating his Birthday with everything that has gone on the past few months...All of his doctors appts; therapies; losing his Nana; and radiation...but its nice to have something to celebrate. We didn't take him to do anything big since we just go track from Disney World. So, we had dinner at his favorite restaurant with our family...CHUYS! :) Happy 5th Birthday Superman! We love you BIG BIG BIG!