June 17, 2010

Medical update

Madeleine's recent MRI shows that the tumor is stable and there hasn't been any growth for the last six months! This is great news. Her VMA/HVA levels continue to be high, which means the tumor is still active (but not growing). We have been told that these levels can remain high for years, so while we'd like to see them dropping, we aren't very concerned about this.

The stable tumor means that we now get to do MRIs every four months (instead of every three) and urine tests every two months (instead of every month).

Madeleine's cancer diagnosis also means that we were able to secure free cord blood banking for baby #2 - a huge savings for us, not to mention the potential life-saving ability of cord blood. I am 31 weeks and feeling great!


Adelaide Morris said...

Admittedly, hormones may be contributing to this, but this post brings tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you, Ryan, Mad, and #2... for the stability, for the new baby, for the potential the cord blood offers - so happy!! Sending you all hugs :)

Ericka said...

Love this picture of the two of you - so tender.