Pray for Grant

Sunday - June 21 - 1.54 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, June 21, 2009

Well we got some scary news early this morning that turned into not so scary news this afternoon. Grant's MRI showed that his spine is fine, but he has some white matter in his brain. Basically it shows softening of the lining of the nerves in his brain. This discovery had us pretty freaked out this morning. We were told that is could be what was causing his walking issues that may, or may not, fix itself.

After we spoked with the attending Dr and the neurologists, we now do not think that the issue listed above is causing it. This "softening of lining" is something they typically see in patients with ALL that are in treatment. They said they are not concerned about it. He will have this forever, but it most likely is not an issue.

They are now pretty sure that the walking issue is due to either the steroid OR the Vincristine. Keep you posted!



 

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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Sunday - June 21 - 1.54 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, June 21, 2009

Well we got some scary news early this morning that turned into not so scary news this afternoon. Grant's MRI showed that his spine is fine, but he has some white matter in his brain. Basically it shows softening of the lining of the nerves in his brain. This discovery had us pretty freaked out this morning. We were told that is could be what was causing his walking issues that may, or may not, fix itself.

After we spoked with the attending Dr and the neurologists, we now do not think that the issue listed above is causing it. This "softening of lining" is something they typically see in patients with ALL that are in treatment. They said they are not concerned about it. He will have this forever, but it most likely is not an issue.

They are now pretty sure that the walking issue is due to either the steroid OR the Vincristine. Keep you posted!