Monday, November 24, 2008

Celebrate Good TImes!!

Sorry it took so long for me to get on here but, I promise it's worth the wait. :))


His ventricles are beautiful and filled with just the exact right amount of fluid to keep him healthy.
He has no new signs of any tumor growth anywhere.
The two suspicious spots have not changed and are official being called "Gliosis", which is just a medically fancy word for nothing more then "scar tissue". :0)

Today was definitely a really, REALLY good day and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, this was the best news and we give thanks everyday to everyone of you awesome friends and family who keep him in your prayers everyday.

Dr. Gegg said to bring him back in 4 months for another follow-up MRI and visit. If he's still perfect then we wait 6 months. But, Dr. Gegg likes MRI follow ups to be more frequent, we will most likely never go more then 6 months between them.

Kody only had one small problem today and that is after the MRI he started getting a headache, probably due to the MRI magnetics messing around with his shunt settings.
As soon as we got to the Dr's, Kody's favorite nurse, Abe, reset his shunt back to his comfortable 1.0, and things looked good.
However, while waiting for the Dr. to come in, Kody decided to lay down and when he got up he felt alot of pressure in his head, and a feeling of a rush of fluid leaving and then he got pretty dizzy and darn near fell off the table.
This was really all due to the fluid that built back up between the MRI and him getting his shunt reset. Though, the fluid collect also exited quickly, so it's just something that we have to keep in mind for the next time.
Other then that...after his shunt was reset back, his headache left the building and he's been doing just wonderful since.

We also got to see Kody's MRI and brain up close and personal today as Dr. Gegg brought his laptop into our room and pulled up everything for us and Kody to see. He answered every question we had and Kody had and again, I know I've mentioned this before, but Dr. Gegg is the most AWESOME doctor ever. We are so happy and feel so blessed that he is in Kody and our lives. Just another reason to give thanks. :0)

Welp everyone..I really must get a move on.
I still have a ton of things to do before I can hit the sack.
I have to work all day tomorrow but I will be back on tomorrow night for sure and hopefully with some new pictures.

Have a beautiful night everyone!!!

Love, Kim


Trueda Gooding said...


Wow, Awesome indeed!
What great news. It is so nice to read about Kody's MRI results!

hugs and prayers to the whole family,


Vegas Princess said...

YAY! I am so glad to hear this wonderful news! What a great early holiday present and definitely something to be thankful for. :)

Mom on the Run said...

Fantastic news. You must be so pleased. I love that you have found a dr. who understands Kody.

Debbie said...

Awesome, wonderful news about Kody Bear!! I am so glad and happy!! I know that you are celebrating your blessings this Thanksgiving. What a awesome family you have. I wish you only love and happiness!!

God Bless~

Dot O said...

The best news ever!!!! This will truly be a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday for the whole K family. I will still keep Kody in my prayers because we all know that prayers work!

Anonymous said...

Kody, you ROCK! I'm soooo happy to read how your day went yesterday! What awesome news!!!

Shiela in NY


This is fabulous news Kim! It warms my heart indeed to hear Kody has such an excellent doctor!

Have a wonderful healthy, happy Thanksgiving with your incredible family!

PS Has Karl already started cooking/baking? LOL YUM!

acutescrubnurse said...

Great News on the MRI!! Kody, you're a rock star!! Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. You have so much to be thankful for.

Anonymous said...

Dear K Family,
Congratulations on those awesome MRI results!!! Thank God for yet another answered prayer. I am so happy for all of you and will always keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, blessings and tons of hugs,


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