What a gorgeous morning to receive such wonderful news! MRI results look beautiful. Apparently the remaining tumor is so small it is virtually un-dectable. The areas of enhancement that were being closely watched from the MRI in January are gone and thankfully that meant they were simply areas of inflammation that have gone away. I believe Dr. Riva-Cambrin used the words "no residual tumor." He said he won't say it's totally gone but it is very hard to see. He said he knows he had to leave some behind during surgery but perhaps her immune system fought the tumor itself while fighting off the infection. We call that a miracle.
It was fun to visit our friends- Dr. Kalra, a neuro-surg resident, (we missed two of our other resident friends/heros who were in surgery) and the good folks in NTU- Cassie was shy but they could tell she was finally healthy. I wanted to hug all the parents I saw and tell them to stay strong but I restrained myself. I so appreciate the expertise, patience and compassion of those amazing people at Primary Children's- from the surgeons to the custodians. Everyone we dealt with has influenced us for good. They saw a lot of tears and tantrums coming from me, some cussing too probably. But we feel like we have fought a good battle and victory is sweet.