In April, Julia began taking a substantial dose of steroids (two times the previous dosage). This time, she did not regain use of her right arm or obtain the ability to walk. However, after a CT Scan, it appeared that the steroids reduced the radiation necrosis. Once again, in late April, Julia started the arduous task of weaning off of steroids.
A few days before her death, Julia was still taking steroids, but a lower dose. Her mobility had not improved. On the morning of May 17, 2016, we awoke to find that Julia had passed away in her sleep.