We have gotten some good news about Beatrice in the past couple of weeks.
First, her radiation oncologist has said that Bea's recovery from her initial trauma has been incredibly good. Based on where she was a month ago vs. where she is now he said he'd put her in the 90th percentile. This is coming from a doctor who was very, very negative in the beginning of her treatment. Actually, he was just brutally honest and it was not always easy to bear. So, it is especially good news coming from someone who I know isn't telling us just what we want to hear.
Second, AND EVEN BETTER... are you ready? It's spectacular news. Bea's blood test came back from the Pittsburgh vaccine trial and she's a match! It doesn't mean that she's a guaranteed in but that was one of three criteria that she had to meet and the blood test is the one that's the most iffy. I was told that the other were based on the kind of radiation, which is typically standard, and her current physiology. That's why I started off with the first story. Her physiology is fantastic so it doesn't seem likely she'd have problems with that area. So, it's not a definite yet. We haven't heard that yet.
We went through a month of "the worst that could happen is..." and then getting that very news. It is a wonderful thing to finally get news that is the best we could have gotten.