Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tonight we finally got a call from our nurse practitioner. The radiologist looked at her scan and said that the clot is much better. They actually did two tests. One was the MRI and the other was an MRA. The MRI just takes a picture and the MRA is a test to see how the blood is flowing through her vessels. Well the MRI looked great and you couldn't see the clot. The MRA showed a huge improvement in blood flow where the clot was, but not perfect blood flow. She explained that there is still remnants of the clot there and that the blood is not flowing as freely as if the clot were not there at all. Because of the blood flow not being perfect, they still have to assume that it is there a little bit. So, she said that at this point she thinks that our oncologists will have us continue the lovenox shots for now. She did tell us that this is not the final decision on what will be next, but that she would be very surprised if they would have us stop the shots at this point. She said they will probably re-scan her in about a month (not three more months) to see if the blood flow is completely normal at that point in hopes of stopping the lovenox. Our doctor will call us tomorrow to let us know exactly what he wants us to do. We of course are disappointed to have to continue with the shots, but are encouraged that the clot is so much better and that the shots have been doing their job. So tonight our sweet girl had to get another shot. I cried right after I talked to our nurse practitioner, but as the night has gone on I have reminded myself several times that this too will pass and that we will all get past this. It's hard to see her have to continue to go through so much, but she amazes us with how she just accepts and handles things so well. She just accepts what needs to be done and trusts us so much that somehow it's just o.k. that she still has to get two shots a day. Please continue to pray for peace for all of us as we continue to battle this disease and these other hurdles that have come up. We know that God's strength in us will keep getting us through this and for that we are so thankful. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers these last couple days. We truly have felt God's presence in a powerful way and your thoughts and prayers have meant so much to us.
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