So, for the news everyone is waiting for.... the damn spot is still there on the T11 vertebrae. This is my read during scan, but it was clearly still there. I couldn't tell if the spot was larger or smaller than before. As well, no new spots either, which would be expected. We're meeting with the head of radiology to get a better idea of the interpretation of the data than the written report can provide.
Still, not the ultimate outcome we were hoping for, but at the worst we're stable with minimal, refractory disease.. But then, the outcome we'd most like to hear would be, "cancer gone and looks like its never coming back," but those are not words a rational NB parent ever expects to hear. But in this holiday season (since we just watched 'The Polar Express'), ya gotta believe!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all the blessings of the winter holidays to everyone!