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.
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.