It is possible, however unlikely according to Matt, that the shunt is still malfunctioning. It is more likely that the main tumor in Josie's brain is growing OR that it's inflammation in her brain that is the problem. It is well known that this new drug causes inflammation. Inflammation can cause these symptoms, and the inflammation is alleviated with steroids so Jo is back on steroids now. Our hope is that with steroids, the inflammation will subside and Josie's medication will start to work and shrink the tumor. That is what we all need to pray for.
Josie is stable now and comfortable. I just got off the phone with Matt. She is going to have a 3 hour full brain MRI tonight to evaluate the tumor. We will know more tomorrow.