That's right. Tomorrow Bree will undergo a bone marrow biopsy, an MRI of her chest, abdomen and pelvis and urine tests to determine if the chemotherapy she has done for the past 3 months have been working on getting rid of this horrible cancer.
The bone marrow biopsy will look at specific cells (neuroblasts) and this result may be high, low or none at all. We are hoping, of course, for the none at all category. The doctors are hopeful as well. She will also have a urine test, basically just a urine sample and this will test for catecholamines (specific cancerous cells). The MRI will take pictures of her organs and determine the size of her tumor. The tumor may be the same size, or it may have shrunk due to the chemo or it may now turn into a benign tumor (non cancerous). We will know more once ALL the test results come back.
She will be put to sleep because the MRI can take up to 2 hours and the bone marrow takes a while also. I also wanted to let anyone reading this that we will be fasting as a family tomorrow while she having these tests done. Of course, we are asking Heavenly Father that the cancer be gone. However, if this not be His will, we will proceed with the next step. Which would be 4 more rounds of chemo, possible radiation and more tests to follow. I'll post what the results will be on my blog and we should know some on Friday and the rest on Monday....hopefully!
Sorry this was so short. Time is short around here. Thanks for thinking, praying and keeping our little girl in your thoughts!
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