Wednesday, November 2, 2016


The results from today's MRI are inconclusive.

KK's team at Dana Farber were very concerned when they first saw KK's scans as there are a lot of changes...a crazy amount of "flair". The oncologists feared tumor progression; the radiologists believed it is either necrosis or stroke. By the time the team talked to us, they were leaning towards necrosis or stroke and did not consider the MRI "bad" (especially seeing how great KK presents clinically). They were waiting for another radiologist to read the scans. They did think a stroke might explain what happened three weeks ago. We will talk again once they receive the radiologist's report.
MRI images from November 2, 2016
One option that they don't take into consideration is that this could be swelling from the vitamin C, as well as debris from cells that have "popped" or died off. I have emailed the doctor at Kansas University Medical Center who has done clinical trials with IVC to see if she might help me understand what the effects of IVC might look like on an MRI.

I have an overwhelming sense of peace about these "inconclusive" results.

"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you."
~ Isaiah 26:3

* UPDATE: The dramatic short-term memory loss that presented in December pretty much confirms radiation necrosis.

1 comment:

Terri said...

Thankful for His peace which passes understanding! Keep us posted. . . Praying for clear answers.