Matt and I took Brady to Strong today for the first part of his MIBG scan. He had to have an injection of a chemical that will allow areas of neuroblastoma to be visible when scanned. It was very difficult to see him so upset, so confused. I'm struggling with that as a mommy right now. I guess I took for granted always telling my babies that "it's okay, you're safe." I feel like I can't say that to my Brady right now. I just keep reassuring him that I'm there and that I love him.
The scan itself only took about 3-5 minutes and he wasn't sedated. Tomorrow we have to be at there at noon to meet with neurosurgery to get his stitches out, then go back for the second part of the MIBG scan at 1pm. Depending on the quality of the images, we may have to go back Friday, maybe not.
Please pray in the following areas (remember how much we appreciate these prayers!!):
1. Continued comfort and sense of security for Brady: The medicine continues to alter his personality and his ability to tolerate all of this stress well.
2. Safe travel for us in the snowy weather.
3. Peace of mind for Matt and I. There is SO much information out there. There are SO many stories of children who have survived NB, and many who haven't. We are scared and overwhelmed by the amount of info out there. Pray that God is leading us towrads the right treatment for Brady. There are options for treatment at a hosptial called Sloan Kettering in NYC. We have asked our doctors to consult with them, but we are constantly second-guessing that maybe we should just seek treatment there.
4. For our families and friends who are here joining us in this fight. In big ways and small ways so many people are stepping forward to help. Pray for all of those organzing help for us.