Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Molly's MRI Today

Here is the update I posted on the Carepage about Molly's MRI today.
If you want to read Molly's story click HERE.

Molly had her first 3 month MRI this morning. The actual MRI went really good. The person before us didn't show up, so Molly got to go in an hour early, which was really nice. She wasn't freaking out too bad until the actually IV, which was better than we anticipated. They also numbed her hand a new way which only takes about 30 seconds, instead of the old numbing cream which would take over a half an hour. They gave her propofal to knock her out, and the actual MRI took an hour. When she came back, she woke up easily, which is great, but was very silly and out of it. She was starving(since she couldn't eat or drink anything before the test), so she had some juice and chips, and finished coming around. Then we could get her ready and head over to the Neurosurgeons office.

At the Neurocurgeons office they looked over the MRI pictures, and told us that they show there is still something on her brain. They are not sure yet exactly what it is. It could just be something not absorbed from the surgery or a blood vessel, but it could also be part of the tumor left or another very small start of a tumor. It is small right now, so there is not a worry they should be doing anything yet. Basically he said in 3 more months when they do another MRI they will be able to get a better idea of what it is. If it is getting bigger, then it would be a tumor, but if it is the same or absorbing it is something else.

So, we are going to look at this as good news. We are very lucky with how things have gone for us so far, and Molly is doing great. Things aren't completely perfect and clear like we hoped, but they definitely are much better than they could be.

Just something interesting too, on the pictures they show us of Molly's brain, there is an empty area where the tumor used to be. When we asked if that was going to fill in over time, the doctor told us it wouldn't. We think this is so crazy. Our smart little Molly will always have an empty hole in her brain? Weird. The human body is definitely fearfully and wonderfully made. What a miracle it all works.


  1. Oh friend...I am sooo sorry this is happening. I can't believe it. I will be praying for your family during all this. Are they going to do another surgery? Poor Molly. :( I will pray for peace that surpasses all understanding. And for little Molly.....for comfort for her. I'll keep checking for updates. Thanks for posting

  2. I am so in awe of you and what you have gone through! And you are doing awesome at staying positive through it all. What a great example and a great mommy :)

  3. I'm glad everything went well and praying the small spot either goes away or doesn't get bigger. Our bodies *are* so complicated and amazing. It's crazy.