Friday, August 21, 2009

MRI Results

Amanda handled her MRI really well. They bribed her with all kinds of toys and prizes. The anxiety leading up was far worse than the event itself and I think she's starting to getting more used to procedures now.
The radiologist read the scan very quickly and the doctor came to tell us the results before Amanda even woke up. As we have said before, we are very impressed with Primary's and their ability to be so organized. Amanda's scan showed "no toxicity to the brain" from the Methotrexate. Everything else in the scan looked good as well. It is a big relief. It is still obvious that she is not tolerating the drug well and we still have the issue of what to do with future doses. She is done with the heaviest dosing regiment, but will have another dose in her lumbar puncture in two weeks. The doctor felt this is long enough to give her body a break and we will have a "see as we go" approach to determine if another drug needs to be substituted. He was not terribly concerned about another "incident" as the drug has had time to decrease in her system. We'll never know for sure if it was a seizure, but we do know that the high level of Methotrexate caused it. We just need to exercise good judgement with her, trust the doctors, and take her back in if any problems continue. We are looking forward to a few days of rest and recovery from a very stressful week.

1 comment:

  1. Mar,
    I'm so glad everything went well with the MRI. Thank you for keeping us updated with the blog. I've been wondering all day about the results. I'm glad they came so quickly. I'm glad your Dr. is willing to induce you on Tuesday. That has to put your mind at ease a bit. Love you all! Jen