Tuesday, January 4, 2011
"...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalms 30:5. Maybe I am premature in having these feelings and relating this scripture to our situation, but I am feeling more joy than sorrow and weeping right now. I am sorry that I did not write this post earlier. I have had many people ask me about Spencer's PET scan results and I have been slow to blog. I have been so busy around the house and with the kids. We were able to do the PET scan at PCMC this time and not at IMC. I love IMC but they are just not as "kid friendly" as Primary. He did not have to be sedated, he did not have to have an I.V., he did not have to get cathed. It was just a much better situation. Plus the tech was one of our favorite guys who also does his bone scans. Spence did a pretty good job at drinking most of the contrast. Scott, the tech, said he makes a little for himself to make sure it tastes good enough for the kids. Love him. After about 30 minutes of laying still in the scan we were done, and had no other testing so we were out of there. Nate was super anxious for results and asked me to call them at 8:30 the next morning. I had to let him know that they don't even open until 9! When I finally called, they told me that both of our doctors were out of town. Our lovely chemo coordinator, however, called us back shortly to inform us that our dr. was indeed there that day, that she knew we were anxious, and would call us as soon as she saw the results. Melly and I took the kids to a movie (Tron), and I just knew I would get a call during it. Low and behold and the very end, and very loud credits our doctor was calling. I threw Gavs to Mel and ran down the theatre as fast as I could. She told me that the scan results were significantly better than the last one in June. She said that there is still a little bit of malignant activity but that it was really hard to find. She said they had to search hard to find it. She hopes and anticipates that the next bit of chemo will resolve any last bits of malignancy and HOPEFULLY we will be done at the end of March! I asked her what he thoughts were about having to continue treatment if the cancer was still there. She said if that has to happen we would most likely look into more radiation (blah). THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of your prayers, faith, and fasting! They are working. I ask you to please continue to pray for us so that we can get rid of this once and for all and that Spence can go on to living a normal life again. A long, healthy, normal life!
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