The oncologist called tonight and gave us an interesting report. "The Spot" as we call it (the tiny piece of tumor left in Brady's spine) has not changed since his surgery in April of 2009. Today's scans show a 1 milimeter increase in its size. The oncologist and the radiologist are not concerned and are theororizing that the 1 milimeter difference is due to Brady's position as the scan was taken.
We will have to wait until Wednesday when the urine results come in to be absolutely sure that no tumor is growing. If the urine levels are higher than last time, that would indicate the presence of active Neuroblastoma. The oncologist is quite confident that all is fine.
1 milimeter. Such a tiny measurement can cause quite a stir in my heart. I know most of you don't know the significane of a relapse of Neuroblastoma, and quite honestly, I don't even understand all of it. I do know that it would instantly plummet Brady's chance at long term survival.
My prayer is that God will not allow this 1 milimeter to deter my faith, that His mighty hand will be on this 1 milimeter and make it nothing more than an inaccurate scan. Thank you for your prayers for Brady. I'm calling all of our faithful prayer warriors to join us in praying that this spot is nothing at all.