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God is Good

Monday, February 28, 2005 5:51 PM CST

God is good, God is so good.

Today, Dave had his MRI. The tech was able to get a vein for the contrast without any trouble...that is a blessing!

Dave got copies of the scans. I looked at them, and, as a lay-person, it's difficult for me to tell the difference between tissue swelling from the gamma knife and actual tumor growth. I have not compared the scans side-by-side, but it looks to me like the mid-line shift is about the same, and the tumor has not progressed any further across the mid-line into the left hemisphere. That is a blessing and an answered prayer.

The area near the motor strip and moving toward the brain stem looks a little larger to me. I'll have time to compare the scans side-by-side later and we'll see.

The other blessing is that Dave is still feeling good, still quite himself...if a little bit more distractable and forgetful, but all-in-all, it's good.

We probably won't be able to get an official opinion on the scan until we see Dr. Prados in SF on March 8th. Usually they send Dave's scans to Spokane to be read, and then we hear the results when he meets with the local doc a few days later, this time, no can do....we're going to DISNEYLAND!!!

Thank you for all your prayers. We hope that these prayers will empower the gamma knife radiation and that we'll see the expected results in two months!

Love, Shelley

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