I'm taking a deep breath of relief...
After a long, long day we got a call this evening that although the report from the radiologist is not yet in, our doctor did not see anything glaringly obvious on Brady's scans. Praise God for this news! Even though this is not official and a radiologist needs to go over each and every inch, we are able to lay our heads down tonight knowing that cancer is not raging, tumors have not grown, and Brady is most likely okay.
Brady is an amazing boy. Can you imagine having to leave the house at 7:30 without eating breakfast and still be a happy, silly boy? He had a great PT session this morning with Linda and I'm just so thankful that it worked out for us to be able to do that. He worked really hard and despite that, he still didn't ask for food or a drink. We made it to the hospital by 9:45 and just as we were about to walk into the radiology department, my cell phone rang. It was the nurse that always takes care of Brady on scan days. She told us that a child was in need of an emergency MRI and that Brady would have to be bumped at least an hour.
My heart instantly broke for the family of that child, and of course I was sad that Brady would have to wait even longer to eat. He was still in a great mood and played happily for the next hour or so. We finally got called back in and by 11:40 he was under anesthesia. Matt and I "enjoyed" our hospital date (so sad huh?) and by 1:45 we went back down to MRI to wait. We didn't get called back until 2:30ish, so Brady was under for 3 hours. He woke up really well this time, he wasn't agitated, didn't cry, but was certainly out of it. We spent about 20 minutes or so holding him, encouraging him to drink, and just helping him "come to."
We didn't get back home until 4pm, so it was a long day! I had to leave for my MOPS meeting by 5pm, so I whipped up a quick dinner for everyone and was out the door again. Matt said that Brady had a great night was his regular "Brady self." It truly amazed me how adaptable, cooperative, and just generally good-natured he is despite what is required of him. As time goes on, I'm more and more certain that these are God-given qualities of his:)
Thank you for all of your prayers. As soon as I get a call tomorrow regarding final results, I will update. God is good!!!