This evening we got some results back from all of this testing that our little angel has been going through.
1) She does indeed have a neuroblastoma. No big shocker there. We will know tomorrow whether the tumor has the genetic marker that makes it the “bad” kind or not.
2) The results of the bone marrow biopsy show that her marrow is completely clean and there is no cancer. YAY!
3) The results of the CT scan show that there is no cancer anywhere else in her abdomen. This kind of cancer likes neuro cells near the spine and kidneys. The abdomen is the most common place to find this kind of cancer, so the fact that it’s not there is fantastic!
4) The results of the bone scan show areas where bone has been broken as well, and her bone scan was clean, except for a spot that correlates with where they took the bone marrow sample. She is pretty sure that spot lit up because they had to damage the bone a little to get in there for the marrow.
Still to test is the MIBG scan, which is like the other scans except it looks at a more microscopic level.
In other good news, she is off IV fluids again after her scan today and the resident said that the nurse doesn’t have to check her vitals through the night. She has had her steroid for the evening, so we are hoping she will be able to sleep from here (1 am) on through to 7 or 8 am. She did throw up her steroid this last time, but I think that the nurse gave it to her too quickly which made her feel sick. She got it again, more slowly, and it stayed down that time.