Meet NED (a.k.a. Jeff Miner) who has "no evidence of disease!" The doctor (finally) called this morning and reported that Jeff's scan was clean. The PET did not show any lymphoma in his tumor sites, his lymph nodes, anywhere.
This is the best news we could have hoped for so we are pretty elated over here. I will confess that I was not anticipating this, so I am extremely delighted.
However, this changes nothing going forward in terms of treatment. Jeff still has two cycles of R-EPOCH and two of the methotrexate bonus rounds to go. The goal of this remaining chemo will be to absolutely wipe out any remaining cancer cells that would have evaded detection in the PET.
In other - less momentous, but also exciting news - Stella is sleeping really well in her new bed. Lydia just rolled over (for approximately the third time ever) and, in a move that surprised us all given that her mood has been pretty congenial, she cut her first tooth!
Thanks to everyone for the recipe submissions. You all will be keeping me busy cooking for these next two rounds.