Rylie had her second MRI on Tuesday to see if they could detect any growth of her tumor on her mri. With the results of her last ophthalmology exam and the vep test the oncology department felt it would be best for us to get another mri to see exactly what we are looking at growth wise.
She did GREAT! Because the MRI was scheduled on such late notice the only appointment time available was 12:30pm in Riverton, which meant Rylie could not eat or drink anything past 6:00am. Which for a 2 year old is a long, long time! She did really well though. No complaints what so ever. Once we checked into the hospital it was smooth sailing! The Primary Children’s Hospital extension in Riverton is a bit of a drive for us but it was so worth it! No wait, and I mean NO wait! We walked in, check-in, they started her IV, and then off she went into the scan. It all went so smooth it makes me want to schedule all of her mri’s out there! Last time the sedatives made Rylie really cranky and she was pretty out of it for almost 48 hours. After talking to our sweet nurses about it this time they decided to try a new sedative, our new best friend. Rylie went to sleep and woke up much less cranky!!! Even with some problems with her IV she hardly cried. Once she was “awake” we headed home. She took a nice long nap and woke up happy as can be… ready for a snack and of course another go of The Little Mermaid!
We were able to get the results of the mri yesterday and as expected Rylie’s tumors have grow. Just two months ago the tumor in Rylie’s left eye measured 9.2 mm in length and it now measures 12.4mm. The width of the tumor 2 months ago was 8.8mm and yesterday is measures 11mm. There was a tumor in her right eye that they were “watching” and they now know it’s a going to be a problem as well. 2 months ago the tumor on the right side measured at 4.9mm in length and it now measures at 6.3mm. We knew there would be some growth but the doctors are all pretty stunned there was this much growth in such a short period of time.
Snuggles and some mickey mouse clubhouse with grandma before her MRI.
And of course a nice nap on the way home!