Not only is Macey's nickname Moo Moo or usually just Moo, but also a name that is becoming legendary. Since we found out about Macey's tumor, from day one decided to call her our miracle saying that we would accept nothing but complete and full recovery. Macey's attitude, our families attitude and everyone around her instilled in her that she is strong and this thing cannot beat her. We have fed her an incredibly healthy diet, kept her positive and along with good doctors and a good healthy regimen, Macey has already proven that she is stronger than this disease. She looks healthy, she laughs, and she has been determined. All of this has worked miracles and here's proof..
Macey had her MRI done on Monday. They did the scan with the contrast dye. This scan was mainly to establish a baseline so down the road we can see the effects of the radiation and chemo on the tumor. After her MRI appointment we met with her Neurosurgeon Dr. Welling. He pulled up the scans in his office and we all sat in front of his monitor scared to death of what we might see. Was it going to be the same? Was the tumor going to be worse? What were we about to see? Ironically, seeing is what we were having a hard time doing. As he scrolled through the layers of her brain we couldn't see any dark mass or outline like her original scan back in August. I thought we were looking at something else and not her scans. But, yes they were her scans. The tumor has responded amazingly well to the treatments and all of the wonderful support and love from everyone around her has paid off. There is no definite outline of a tumor. What was once a defined mass is now an undefined haze. Macey is our MIRACLE! This was the best news we have gotten since we intially found out. Dr. Welling said, "Whatever it is your are doing, keep doing it because it's working". So even though we know there is more work to do and she has to do her 5 days a month of chemo for the next year, Macey's strength and will has kicked this tumors a**!! Pardon my French. We are so proud of her that the emotions of it all, the good news, was like someone lifting a Bradley Tank off our backs. We are so excited for her and we will continue to do what we have been doing and making sure our daughter gets better.
Macey had an appointment today with the Huntsman Cancer Institute in SLC and they wanted to review the slides and talk to her about the upcoming chemo plan. Her Oncologist said the same thing. He said they don't normally see these kind of results until several months after treatment. Well, Macey isn't "normally" and she has proven how tough she is by the MRI results. Her doctors were very very pleased with the results. This MRI wasn't supposed to show huge change, but it did. Macey has an angel and this angel has protected her and helped her. We couldn't be happier.
We love you Macey. Keep healing our sweet, caring and loving daughter. We are winning and we will continue to do so...
Updates and Info for our Macey Moo
Thank you all for visiting Macey's blog. This page is intended to give family and friends the latest updates on Macey. We look forward to everyone's comments and support and also your patience as we will add any updates as we receive them and are able to post them. There has been an overwhelming amount of support and love for Macey and we want all of you to know that we love you too and are thankful to have such great family and friends. Please keep all comments positive and know that our "Miracle Moo" has only one acceptable outcome. Complete and full recovery. Our family will accept nothing less. There will be t-shirts, window stickers and other items available to help support Macey's road to wellness. These items ARE NOT for profit. Only to show the love and support that Macey needs. Thank you all!