“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago”. Isaiah 25:1
Jonathan’s MRI came back clean again! Dr. Nabors, his neuro-oncologist, showed us the images of the empty space were the tumor once was. Thankfully it remains empty. There is no more swelling and only a sliver of scar tissue. He was very pleased with Jonathan’s clinical neuro-examination and he was surprised to hear that he has almost totally regained his field of vision. He also gave Jonathan a green light to continue resuming his normal activities and he encouraged him to listen to his body for cues of tiredness. I may follow that advice too 😉
At this point, Dr. Nabors does not think that Jonathan’s neurosurgeon will see the need to replace Jonathan’s bone flap any time soon. So that conversation will wait for the next time we see the doctor. Our next step is to continue the pattern of an MRI every 3 months. If things don’t change, they may even decrease the frequency of the MRIs.
We are so grateful for this news. In summary, we are able to continue forward with this new normal until the next MRI. In light of all the medical complications of the last 9 months this monotony is welcomed.