Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Clear Skies

We received very good news today!  Kelly's MRI was clear!!  As Dr. Muhonen said,  "It looks like a rose."  That must be a neurosurgery term for a beautiful brain MRI.  He was very pleased with the images.  He showed us her MRI from just before her last surgery in October and put it side by side with today's scan.  It was amazing to see the difference - it was a good way to show us how good today's MRI  looked.  It was a very good visit.  Erin came over to see us and we got to see Heather too.  I have some photos I am going to try to upload  later tonight, I just had to get this news posted first and it takes me longer to get photos posted.  Thanks for coming with us, Linda.  It was good to have someone else there with Kevin out of town.   Thanks also to Tricia for bringing us lunch yesterday during our long day at the clinic.  Kelly can't deal with the cafeteria food right now.  Even the smell of the cafeteria makes her sick.  That was probably the only bad part of today.  We walked past the cafeteria on the way to Radiology and the smell did make her get sick.  Kelly, being her positive self, said, "Well at least everything is out of my stomach now so I don't have to worry about getting sick during the MRI."  We went to the new MRI department at the Outpatient Pavillion across the street from CHOC, and it is so nice now.  They have new machines and Kelly got to watch a video.  I have a photo of her getting set up with her goggles and headphones for her video that hopefully I will put on a second post tonight.


Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

Yippeee!!! It was so good getting to see and talk to all of you on ichat tonight!! We'll just have to work on those "chirping crickets" in the background!! :) When Kylie went back to bed, she said she was so excited for you that she couldn't get back to sleep!

Sending big hugs your way,

Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie and Ryan

Erin said...

It was good to see you all today! Dr. M came by and told me the good news. Congratulations!!! Thank you so much for including me in your blog posts! Feel better Kelly.

Lori Tonick said...


I am so thirilled with your great results! Hang in there and keep up the great attitude and you will continue to get better. God bless.


Anonymous said...

YEAH!!! That is the best news ever! Don't we all just feel like dancing! Kelly - keep up the good fight - we all know you are gonna beat this dragon!

Love and Moose size hugs,
The Turner's

Amy said...

Yeah!!!! I am so happy. Keep doing what your doing. It's working! Love, Amy

Catalina Eddy said...

WOO HOO!!! This is the best possible news! I have a lot of convention junk ... uh ... I mean goodies to hand out when I return tomorrow afternoon.
Can't wait to see you.
Tons o' love.

Anonymous said...

We second the Woo Hoos, Yippees and everything else! What fantastic news! It must be your incredibly positive attitude Kelly!! We're so very very happy to hear such good news! Yeah!!!!!

Sharon, Allison and the rest of the Silvestris

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah! Rejoice, celebrate, and completely relish this wonderful news; I sure am!! Your very hard work and all the "yucks" that go with it are paying off. Stay strong and brave. He and we will persist along side you.

Sondra Morrow

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you. You are such a strong girl. What a great example to other you are-Tamara Tappan

Anonymous said...

im so glad that your MRI was clear!!! you are so brave with everything that you have been through!!!
luv ya!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are all hugging and crying and laughing in our house when we heard the GREAT NEWS! Thanks for making us so happy tonight! We are soooo happy for you and your family! Hope you're feeling better from the chemo today.
Love you!
Your friends,
Darla, Geoff, Sophie and Shawn

Terri Maganini said...

yipee!!! Great news! We love great news. When your ready i'll make you a meatloaf (when it sounds good). Love ya
Terri, Tony Joey and Ryan

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news - we are so thrilled for you!
The Palmer's

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!! Awesome news!

XOXO The Diemer Family :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelly!
Our prayers have been answered!!!
What a relief! You sure are an amazing girl, and we love you so much!!! Can't wait to see again soon. Have your mom tell us when you are up for a visit. Love Debbie

jessie said...

hey kelly...
what did i say..i told you it would be a good day=)
im soo glad you had good MRI results.
we will have to get together again soon.<3 text me whenever
love, jessie

Heide said...

Hey there Kelly and family. CONGRATULATIONS on the awesome scan!!!!!!!! Hope you're having a wonderful week.

m/o ^Jessica^; forever 17

Deborah Smith said...

Congrats!!! We are sooooooooo happy, thrilled, excited for you!!!! This is the best news ever!!! Happy Days wished for you and your family.

Deborah Smith

skrpndiva said...

I was so happy to come to the site and read such awesome news. Kelly my heart and thoughts are always with you and your family. Keep fighting the battle Hon!


Anonymous said...

Yea!!!! Kelly, I was so glad to get your email. I am so happy for you.
~ Katya

Anonymous said...

Kelly, that is such wonderful news! I am so happy to hear it and my day is made : )

God bless you!


Julie said...

Fantastic news! Yaaaaay! Thanks to you and your sweet Mom for keeping us all close with the blog posting.
Take care and feel better!

Kat said...

Hi Kelly,
Pam has been keeping us posted and we are so glad to hear the good news. You are an awesome, brave young woman and a true inspiration to us all. Keep on healing.
Katherine Cotter (Gretl) and her family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear the great news about your MRI results. Having MRI's are so stressful for us moms. I'm so glad Taylor came through hers with good results too. Keep enjoying every day. I'll keep praying for complete healing. Take care!
Kathleen Gettinger

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Glad to hear that your MRI was clear. So was Diana's. She's at CHOC for the next couple of days getting her chemo,room 315. She'll get in touch with you when she gets home.

Continued best wishes and prayers for your recovery from the Leung family.

MJ/Angel_Wings said...

Wonderful news on your MRI !! I love the pictures thanks for sharing. As always you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs MJ/Angel_Wings

peggy said...

How exciting. You have just made my day. Hugs and Kisses!!!

David Sami MD said...

Dear Kelly
It is great to see how well you have dealt with the challenges of the past months. Smile and give yourself a pat on the back!
Also, you are not alone in your fear of hospital cafeteria food (and smell)...
Sincerely, Dr. Sami