Monday, December 7, 2009

Great News!

I'll keep this short and sweet today...

The oncologist called today. I emailed him 20 minutes earlier to inquire about the results of Brady urine test.

Both HVA and VMA are well within normal limits! This is the first time since diagnosis that both levels have been normal. Last time one of them was still one point above. If you remember these are the urine markers for NB. What a great way to start the Christmas season!!!
This gives us a little bit more confidence that things will look okay for next months scans, but of course you never know with Neuroblastoma.

Something to be praying about: There is a spot on Brady's back, to the right of his spine way up high on his back, where a noticable area has started protruding. It's hard to explain, but unfortunately might indicate that some spinal deformity is starting. If you remember, Brady's initial spinal surgery last Januray left his spine at risk for deformity. We have a follow up appointment with the orthopedic doctor in January, so we will know more then. We are praying that God will keep Brady's spine straight and that he will continue to grow big and strong:)


  1. Hooray! Wonderful news about the levels!! I'll say some prayers about Brady's spine.

  2. Glad to hear about the levels. The prayers are with you always!!

  3. What an awesome post!!! Great news...will continue to pray for Brady's spine.
    Thanks for the CHRISTmas card...I am still trying to take the "best" photo...Maggie does not want to cooperate.
    Have a great week!!!

  4. Very happy to hear this great news.
    Jay Scott

  5. AMEN!
    Deb R.


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