Thursday, June 26, 2008

A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!!!!!

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!!!!

12 comments:

belmomma said...

Alli
WOO HOO!!!! Congrats, we are thrilled for you guys, finally some really positive movement in this whole crazy process. Keep us posted!

Em Russ said...

oh, I'm so happy for you guys. What an emotional roller coaster you guys are on! We'll still keep you all in our prayers!

Dina said...

Oh, what a miracle! I am so happy for you all!

MoziEsmé said...

Yeah, yeah yeah! It's not often I see doctors excited . . .

The Uffens Family said...

Yippee!!

Burton Family said...

Wow!! We are so thrilled for you! This is so much more than we expected!! It is just wonderful-we still pray for you all every day (moment)!! We really appreciate you keeping us updated constantly! Love you all!
Cristy

Karen said...

Oh Allison! I am so happy, excited, elated, and so thrilled to hear the good news!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!! I can almost feel your excitement through the web. I know this means everything to have about 1/2 of that "beast" GONE!!!!! I sure hope this means a complete resection soon... I will keep you in my prayers! We are pullin for ya Matt!!

Katie said...

Oh! I'm getting teary, I'm so happy! What a wonderful, unexpected turn of events! Go Matt!

Dan and Dee said...

Oh Alli! I am so thrilled for you guys! Especially Matt of course. What a miracle. We will keep you in our prayers.

Christina Bartholomew said...

AWESOME! I'm so glad to hear such good news. I hope things continue to go well.

Carl and April said...

We are sooooo thrilled for you!!!!!!!!! I hope we can see you guys next week, Carl will call you guys.

Jessie said...

I am SOOO happy to hear the good news! What a miraculous turn of events. I'm thrilled for you and your sweet family, especially Matt. Is he super excited, too?