June 14, 2008

Before and After

Just wanted to share a few shots from the MRI scans... before and after.

In the before shot, you can see the "white" mass above the eye. That is the tumor. You can tell how very big it is in comparison to the entire brain. It still astounds me that it has been there his entire life and it took nine years to discover it. (disclaimer: if this is a DNET tumor as the doctor suspects.)

In the after picture, you can see the hole left after the tumor was removed. That area will always be there but it will fill with fluid and shouldn't be any cause for concern.

Jacob is feeling good. As a matter of fact, we went to see Kung Fu Panda last evening and he laughed the whole time. It tugged at my heartstings to hear him have a good time. He was just so cute in his button down shirt (so he didn't have to pull a shirt over the incision) and an FBI hat. I can't believe I didn't take a picture!



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I happened to check your blog the other day and was shocked by your news! Im so sorry you are all having to go through this and I will be praying so very hard that the drs did their job perfectly and that they are RIGHT about it being benign!! Hugs to you my friend!! - Gretchen Taylor

dianne said...

MY GOSH - that thing is HUGE. Thank heavens it's gone now. So glad he (and you) had fun at the movies!

Lorna Arlett said...

I am glad that he doing great! tell him we say hello and we will see him soon.
Big hugs to Jacob!!

Lorna

Karen said...

WOW! I can't believe it's never given him a problem before. So glad that he's enjoying himself. I want to see that movie. :(

Oh, and I keep forgetting to comment on how pretty your blog is.

JeanetteS said...

Amazing. Truly. Thank god for modern medicine. And it sounds like life is beginning to return to normal. I'm so happy for you guys!

Leslie Herbert said...

Oh! just seeing those scans is just shocking!
I am so grateful that Jacob is doing good and you guys got to go out and have some fun, you all totally deserve it!

Jennifer said...

Wow. How about that? So glad that everything went well and that he is recovering well. What a trooper you have there! Lots of love to you all.

Leslie said...

that is amazing! Thank goodness it was found when it was. I'm so glad to hear that Jacob is doing better and still recovering well.

Georgina said...

I am still praying for your son and your family. Thanks for keeping us informed through your blog!