Kiara had been getting MRIs every three months and radiology reports said that her residual tumor was stable. Because I had practically memorized every speck of tumor on the scan, when I saw the latest images I could tell that the tumor had grown. Kiara had another resection to get the residual brain tumor. Fortunately the pathology was the same, but the tumor was woven against her brain stem, so the neurosurgeon had to be very conservative. I was terrified she would go through another episode of posterior fossa syndrome, but recovery from this second craniotomy was much easier.