We went to PMH yesterday for Meg to have a full blood count and to hear the results of her PET scan that she had last week. There are two sides to the results. The good being that the tumour at the top of her liver was not "lighting up" on the scan. This is a good indication that it's necrotic and not active which is great. The PET scanner did however report an area of concern in a different part of her liver (although it's not very clear at all) and in her remaining ovary. As Dr Nick told us, the people that "read" these scans tend to "sit on the fence" when diagnosing so basically they're saying that it could be something, but it could be nothing....... PMH have a paedricatric PET scan reader (not sure what they're officially called) who will give his opinion on Meg's results at a meeting on Monday. So.......good news, and maybe some bad news...... It's so frustrating, worrying, sickening....emotions that I can't find words for.. What is it about Meg's cancer that it's resistant to the usually successful treatments?? I know that she's receiving the best oncologic care, and Phil and I were reasurred again yesterday to hear that Meg's oncologist, Marianne is a world expert on Germ Cell Tumours, but this cancer is, and I quote Dr Nick,"challenging us all". Meg's also anaemic so is on iron tablets and lots of green leafy veg now to get her bloods up before the surgery. She's probably going to have a transfusion on Monday so get her as well as she can be for the huge challenge ahead of her.
Meggie is really keen to go riding again this weekend so I'm going to make a few calls now to see if I can book it. Thanks to everyone for texts, facebook messages, emails and phone calls......we appreciate every single one of them, so even though we don't reply individually, please know that you're making a difference.