Christopher Court

 September MRI

Christopher Court's MRI Images

In mid September it was time for an MRI to check on the progress of the treatment.  This would be the first MRI that was likely to show any improvement in tumor size since treatment began.  After going through so much, surely there had to be some improvement - the waiting was excruciating.  The results came back and were better than anyone could have hoped for; the tumor had shrunk significantly.

In this picture the left image shows a slice through the brain where the tumor was largest back in April just after radiation was completed.  The picture on the right is from a different slice through the brain and shows the largest remaining part of the tumor from the September scan.  Dr Phillips was very pleased with the result and used the phrase "Cautiously optimistic" about the future.

For the first time, there was a glimmer of hope and the expectation of several more months with Chris at least.  His mom started planning for Christmas.