Dr. Couldwell just came to Jodi's room to share the pathology report, which showed that hers was a "low-grade tumor". This is exceptionally good news! In fact, this is like the best case scenario!
THIS IS ONE OF THE MIRACLES WE'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR!!!!
Dr. Couldwell indicated that there should be no further treatment needed, except to help with the temporary problems she is experiencing. He believes that in a few weeks she'll be past these challenges. He did say that as a future precaution an occasional MRI would be done to see if what remains of the tumor has grown, but nothing else should be required.
This is such an incredible blessing!!! We are thrilled!!! We know that all of the prayers have been answered and that the Lord has been watching over Jodi throughout this entire process.
We will continue to update you on how Jodi progresses with the eye, ear, facial muscles, and spinal headache challenges.
Once recovery from the suregery is complete it will then be possible to assess if any of the original symptoms (headaches, dizziness, veritgo) remain. If any of those symptoms still are apparent, it will be the symptoms that will be treated not the brain tumor! It is possible that permanent damage may have been done to the nerves where the tumor was located. That means there is still a possiblity that some of those symptoms could remain in the future.
Thank you again for all the prayers, fasting, and faith! They have made all the difference! Before the surgery Jodi would be blessed with some "good days" where she was able to function a little bit. Some days there were only a few "good hours" or a few "good minutes", but all of those good moments came in direct response to everyone's prayers. Today's news feels in a real way like a culmination of these special blessings.
We know there are still challenges to overcome and it won't be easy during this recovery period, but Jodi and our entire family feel so incredibly blessed...more than we can ever adequately express! Thank you again for being such a critical part of this amazing miracle!