Friday, January 28, 2011

Sara's Testing Results

First off, I'm sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday.  No excuses, I just didn't do it.

With that said, I am happy to report that all of the testing went well.  Sara went down easily, and woke up just fine.  She did her typical wake up, which is she turns to whoever she sees first (me or the nurse) and says, "Is it over?"  I always smile and say, "Yes, and you did great!"  They had to poke her twice for the IV...they missed the first time.  And we were able to draw all the blood needed for the research study in Utah, so I mailed that out as well.

Sara's PET scan showed that she has no malignancy in any area!  That's great news!  We expected as much, but its always a good thing to check.  We won't be doing this test again for another 3 or 4 years.

Sara's EMG showed that the nerves in her right leg (the compromised leg) are much more intact then we thought.  Her nerves are able to control the majority of her muscle groups, and are very responsive.  This is great news as well!!  This test also told us that Sara's "pain" is actually a very nasty tingling sensation.  Imagine how it feels when you hit your "funny bone."  Its all tingly, and if you bump it again while its tingly you get shooting pains.  That's how Sara's leg is all the time.  Its always tingly, and that's why when we bump it she says it hurts so much.  The medicine she's on is the right one, and its working great.

And I saved the best news for last!  Sara's pelvic tumor has shown a 0% increase since her last MRI!!!!!!! 


I've waited 3 years to hear the doctor tell me this.  Up until now it has grown faster than her body, or at the same rate as her body.  So this piece of news is HUGE!  And because it is no longer growing, she won't have to have another MRI for a year.  Maybe my baby will finally go a whole year of her life without being sedated.  That'd be a first...and awesome!

As you can imagine, I couldn't be happier!  Its truly a miracle!  Thank you for all the support and prayers that many of you have provided over the last 4 years!  I couldn't do this without you!


  1. Woohoo! Great news indeed. We're so excited for you and Sara! :)

  2. I am so elated! This is certainly fantastic news! Her nerves sound unpleasant at best, but at least they're controlled with the medicine (at least somewhat). I'm so beyond excited for the MRI results. I cried last night with you! My baby girl's doing so well! :D

  3. I love love LOVE this update!!!!! So happy to hear good news over and over!

  4. Yiiippppeeeee HOOOORRRRRAAAAYYYYY!!!! I'm so happy for you both!