Gwen had an eye appointment at “Big” Duke today. Who knew? I didn’t. She called this evening and gave me the update so I could post it on the blog!
It was one of her fastest appointments at the eye doctor’s thus far – in and out within an hour.
For those of you readers who have really good reading comprehension skills, you may recall that Gwen’s eye tumor has had a pocket of fluid beneath it that has been getting smaller (albeit very slowly). This has been something that has been visible every time on the scans; even to the non-doctor folk. Well, the big news today is the fluid is shockingly ALL GONE! Everyone, doctor included, was rather excited about this.
The tumor is still there, and likely will always be there. The width of it is still decreasing. When it was first discovered, it was approximately 740 micro-something units wide. Today it was about 443 micro-something units wide.
These are very advanced measurements.
You may also remember that when Gwen started the targeted treatment of the Xalkori pills, she was informed that this treatment was not known to break through the “blood-brain barrier,” which is why any progress that is made on diminishing the size of the tumor in her eye is amazing!
Who knows if the tumor is reacting to the medication or if this is a response to the cancer being inactive in other parts of her body?? Or simply the result of God’s handy work and the multiple prayers of all of her awesome supporters out there?? Thanks to all!