Friday, April 4, 2014

Test Results

Thank you for praying! Results of all the tests done yesterday:

  • CT scan was normal. No sign of fungal infection, and the mass that was originally present in the very beginning (found to be gone later) is still gone. Hooray!
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) still shows no sign of cancer in the CNS system. Another celebration!
  • Bone marrow biopsy - the results showed the presence of some blasts, but it is unclear whether these are normal or cancerous. Since Ava just underwent chemo and had her bone marrow wiped out, the blasts found could be normal immature cells that will differentiate into normal white blood cells, or they could be abnormal, cancerous blasts. They need to do more tests to see what kind of blasts these are, and we should know the results by Monday. So, at this point, Ava will more likely start chemo on Tuesday. The same action plan stands: if cancerous blasts are present, they will start ALL therapy; if none present, they will continue with AML.
Please rejoice with us as we thank God for the good news about the CT scan and lumbar puncture! Thank you also for standing with us in prayer about the biopsy results as well as for God's guidance in Ava's care. We are so thankful for all of you and your faithful prayers!


Anonymous said...

Yea!!! PRAISE GOD !! W shall keep praying.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!!!! Thank you for sharing the results, Will no stop praying for Ava!!! I know our Heavenly Father is with her and your whole family every step of the way!! In Christ, Carmen Kim

Sarah Morishita said...

What wonderful news! We are celebrating LIFE with you!