This MRI was just of her brain, so it only shows her Optic Pathway Glioma and there has been no change to the tumor. That’s the goal of the chemo she’s on, so we’re thrilled with the results. We’d love to see an MRI with a smaller tumor (or none whatsoever) but we’re thankful for the good news.
We don’t know what’s going on for sure with the spinal tumor, but assuming it’s still stable as well. Her next MRI (March?) will include the spine as well.
Havyn’s blood counts continue to drop, but not dangerously so. Her ANC went from 4600 to 2600 to 1500 over the last three weeks. Assuming it stays above 500 she’ll get a round of chemo next Tuesday and then another two week break. She received her chemo this week at a different facility — Norton OMO — I can’t remember what that stands for… maybe Outpatient Medical Osomethingo. Maybe Obliterating Mean Overlords. Just not sure. Ovulating Monkey Ovaries? Probably not.
In any event we went over there due to some beginning-of-yeaer insurance/financial considerations. The visit took a bit longer but had its perks! Havyn had her own private room (and bathroom!), was served lunch, had a bed to lay in, and had on-demand movies on the TV. They even pay for parking — which we’ll remember and use their garage if we go there again.
Slushies from the gas station are starting to become a chemo-day tradition. She loves mixing all the flavors. We love Thornton’s because they have 102,000 options. (Right Amelia?) It’s a frozen little cupful of heaven for Havyn.
Thanks for following Havyn and for your continued prayers. Oh, and thanks Savannah and Layla for the beach balls and the stuffed animal. You guys are the sweetest!