MRI and Results

On Monday (8/17) Reba had an MRI to check the size of the tumor. She was put under general anesthesia for the scan. It was a long day but everything went pretty smoothly.

 

Right before her MRI
 
Today we went back to Lucile Packard to get an ultrasound on Reba’s heart (the chemo, specifically doxorubicin, can have a negative impact on the heart). The results were really good- no damage recorded!

Then we met with Dr. Mavers who had more good news. The MRI from Monday shows that the tumor has shrunk a little more. It has roughly shrunk 84% from its original size. The tumor is currently measuring 3cm x 5.3cm x 4cm.

And one more piece of good news- the urine tumor marker levels have also come way down. Her VMA is 27.1 (normal is below 25) and her HVA is 65.7 (normal is below 35). While she is not in the normal range yet, she is getting close. In April her HVA was 714.8!!

Everyday Reba is getting better and stronger. Our gratitude to God and the Universe is immeasurable.

  

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6 thoughts on “MRI and Results

  1. Jane Kretzmann August 20, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    What wonderful news! Praying so for 100% healthy results soon! Thanks for the updates.
    Jane

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  2. Aunt Lynne and Uncle Bob August 20, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    That is great news!!! Love and prayers from us Nik!

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  3. Sarojani Rohan August 20, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    ALL such good news! I actually was holding my breath until I finished reading your post! Yayyy! And may the good news just keep rolling in to you and your beautiful family! Thank you for the pictures—–It amazes me how beautiful you all look even as you go through what you do….sending much Love…

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  4. Jivanti August 21, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    I’m so glad to hear this wonderful news. May it continue . . . Love, Jivanti

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  5. katrinalearned August 21, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    This is wonderful news!! Go Reba!! So happy for you all!!

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  6. Kathleen Kasdorf August 29, 2015 / 5:54 am

    So happy to read more good news. Your babies are so adorable!! Thanks for the updates and photos.

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