As you have probably already guessed, we received word back today that Scarlett’s bump is benign. Woohoo!!! It is a routine dermoid cyst that was growing inside the bone. I am told it is a “classic” dermoid with nothing to be concerned about other than doing two follow-up MRIs (three months and 15 months post-op) to ensure they removed all of it. If, by chance, they did not get it all, it could continue to grow. However, dermoid cysts are singular events, meaning they neither grow back (unless part of it was accidentally left behind), nor occur elsewhere in the body. It would have had to have been removed at some point, as it would have continued to grow and create spatial issues for Scarlett. The doctor was pleased that we removed it when we did. Scarlett has recovered well and is basically back to her happy, laid-back self. We are glad to be receiving good news and now are shifting our focus back to our life with our girls, managing our grief, and figuring out where to direct our parental energies dedicated to Reece (more on this last part later).
I know I have been hopping back and forth on what to do with this blog. For now, I will continue to post here, versus starting a new blog. Long story short, Terry and I agree that this one feels like home.