This morning Matt had his MRI. We are so thrilled that Dr.Walker was able to remove a LOT of his tumor! I don't have a percentage or anything but I did see the scans. The huge balloon looking portion of it is totally gone. The ventricles are all clear, and about half of the white solid tumor is gone, as well. Dr.Walker was, again, just overjoyed. You could tell he was pretty darn thrilled with himself. Today he was excited to see just how much of it was gone and also to see that there was almost no bleeding. Bleeding is one serious complication that we are happy to have avoided, particularly given Matt's history of his tumor bleeding.
So, of course I wondered if it might be possible to do yet another craniotomy on the left side to see if we could get out the other half of the tumor! Dr.Walker didn't dismiss the idea, which I see as positive! Of course we aren't going to do it tomorrow, or anything, but in the future it might be a possibility. Total resection (removal) of the tumor is like a dream I hadn't ever dared to dream. Now the possibiliites for Matt's complete recovery and healing seem endless!
YEA FOR GOOD NEWS!!!!