There are a few phrases no one wants to hear when you talk to a doctor about your child's case. Among these are "very unusual," "extremely abnormal," and my least favorite, "it's complicated." Every doctor we have met has stressed how complicated Eve's case is.
For once, things might look a little less complicated.
The radiation-oncologist called this evening to share the news that Eve will NOT need radiation. [Insert lots of emoticons and exclamation points here.] The final pathology report is in, and it looks as though the resected right kidney still had a little bit of Wilms, but responded great to chemo. The questionable parts of the left kidney that were biopsied showed necrosis, meaning that tissue was dead. Chemo wins! I guess we'll never know if the left kidney actually had Wilms or nephroblastomatoses, but who really cares at this point, as long as those guys stay on Beetlejuice's side of the universe.
Now we need to wait for the hematology-oncology team to get the pathology report and see what kind of chemo treatment Eve will get next, which will start sometime this week coming up. Tentative excitement brewing in our house, although I'm always afraid to get too excited since it's complicated.