Today was scan day. It was our first time at Primary Children’s Hospital in Utah. New Hospital, new oncologist, Dr. Fluchel. After being at Packard in Stanford for 6.5 years we were hesitant to switch our care team. Scared of starting somewhere new. We wanted to move to Idaho years ago but were too afraid to make the leap of faith. But now we have. ..and no regrets! Today was a great experience for Reba. She had MRI with contrast and labs. They had virtual goggles just like Stanford so Reba could watch a movie during the long 2 hour scan. She’s such a trooper- didn’t move a muscle for over two hours…. incredible.
Then we met her new Doctor, Dr. Fluchel who had reviewed a huge box of Reba’s history from Stanford and is helping ease us into this new transition and communicate with Stanford as we move forward.
The MRI shows the mass is more or less about the same size as it was in February, measuring 5.7 x 8.8 x 9 cm. In February it measured 5.5 x 7.9 x 9 cm. Because of it’s difficult shape, it is hard to measure the mass exactly the same way. Our new doctor is happy to have a new baseline as we move forward. So for now we wait on lab results (blood and urine) and plan on coming back in 6 months.
Changes. Moving to a new state. A new home. New school for the girls. New oncologist for Reba. Shocking and yet refreshing. We are grateful we took this leap of faith.
“Courage is the choice and willingness to confront uncertainty. Life is all about taking risks. If you never take a risk, you will never achieve your dreams.”