Allison began her next round of chemo today, and she is pretty exhausted. But she wanted me to update everyone with the good news we received today. As many of you know, Ali had a PET Scan done last Wednesday to check on the progress of her treatment. The scan showed that her tumor has continued to shrink and is much less active than it originally was.
Originally, Allison had a large tumor (12 cm x 13 cm x 11 cm), a smaller tumor (2.7 cm maximum diameter), and slightly enlarged lymph node (1.6 cm maximum diameter). All that is left now, after four rounds of treatment, is a small tumor measuring 3.7 cm x 5.6 cm x 4.3 cm. The smaller tumor and enlarged lymph node are fully resolved, and the large tumor is considerably smaller. The analogy that many of the doctors used at the beginning of all this was that Allison had a “softball sized” mass in her chest. According to her Dad and Uncle John’s calculations, her mass is now only “golf ball sized.”
Thank you all for your prayers and support. We couldn’t keep moving forward without you.