Wow I can’t believe the last time we were writing about a Stanford procedure it was last June…. 8 months ago. In that time, Reba turned 6 years old, we navigated through covid, Thanksgiving and Christmas came again, our beloved Mountain house sold, we bought our first house in Idaho and our new baby is expected any day now. And yet here we are suddenly faced with “scanxiety” today as Reba had an MRI to measure and check on the tumor. It’s so easy to slip back into our normal routine, pushing the tumor out of our lives. And yet it is so important to stay on top of it, to make sure the silent beast doesn’t become strong again.
Reba had a big day at Stanford with an MRI, labs, ECHO and EKG. It was just her and Daddy because covid protocol only allows one parent with the patient currently.
Reba handled everything superbly- was able to do her scan without anesthesia, didn’t even cry for the IV (first time!), and sat still for her heart scans.
A few disappointing set backs included an unnecessary covid test for Reba; they thought she was getting anesthesia therefore required the covid test, but this is her fourth scan without anesthesia so that wasn’t necessary. Let’s just say I’m glad Nik was there to receive that news or this mama tiger would have gotten quite upset for the pain Reba had to endure for no reason. Also Nik had to advocate for her labs to be collected, and the order for EKG was also wrong and stalled the procedure… so for being one of the best hospitals in our country quite a few setbacks today that were completely avoidable and that does not inspire confidence. Good thing we’ve been fighting this for 6 years and could tell/insist on exactly what she needed today…
We will return 2/17 to talk to Reba’s oncologist about the scan results and the plan moving forward. We have a lot of questions as we prepare to move to Idaho- will we remain under Stanford’s care? Dare we switch hospitals? With faith and prayer we will navigate these big changes.
Prayers for the best results Wednesday please….❤️🙏