Tomorrow is another critically important day for Eloise.
Tomorrow Eloise will have an MRI to monitor how she is doing.
Without wishing to sound like a broken record, it is hard to understate the importance of tomorrow’s MRI result.
In her last MRI (July 20), Eloise was declared in complete remission / No Evidence of Disease (NED) – which was simply amazing and life-changing news. Given the hyper-aggressive nature of ETMRs and the lack of evidence and very limited options for treatment, this was the best outcome we could have wished for.
It has been four months since then and statistically Eloise is still in the ‘danger zone’ for potential relapse (and unfortunately will be for a while yet). Therefore, tomorrow’s MRI scan is so critically important.
Please pray with us that the scan comes back clear, with NED.
Eloise will also start her fourth round of maintenance of chemo on Wednesday. We don’t expect to know the results of the MRI by then but will go ahead as planned while we wait for the results as Eloise has been tolerating the maintenance chemo well.
We have an appointment with Eloise’s oncologist on Friday to discuss the MRI.
For those that pray:
- Pray the logistics of the week go smoothly – that Eloise isn’t too grumpy for being nil-by-mouth for two different general anaesthetics on two days, that resetting her shunt goes smoothly on Monday and that we navigate commuter/school traffic for a couple of early morning hospital appointments.
- Pray for a clear-cut scan: Unfortunately MRI images can sometimes be difficult to analyse and there is a possibility that the result is ‘inconclusive’ or not clear. Please pray this is not the case and the radiologists (and other members of the MDT) are all aligned on their reading of the images.
- Pray that Eloise continues to show NED: Pray that the scan shows no evidence of disease.
If nothing else, please pray this.