Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Unchanged.....Good News


We were up at the Oncology Clinic on Tuesday. I have been nervous for this appointment for a while now. As I started my day I planned everything out to the minute. I got my babysitter early so I could run my errands and make it up to the clinic just in time. Like always I got off a little late, had to fill the car up with gas and make an unexpected stop. I was amazed with myself when I got to my last stop with plenty of time to spare.........the only thing is that I was 30 minutes off of the time I really needed it to be. I quickly left for the hospital and realized that I had no idea how to get to the hospital from where I was. I called my Sister In-Law for directions only to have to get the same directions from her three times. As I was driving I had a dizzy spell and barely made it down the road (the dizziness only lasted about 30 seconds). I was really out of it all day. I think that I was having some serious anxiety about what we would find out from her scans. Well after my crazy morning I am happy to report that we did make it to our appointment. Dr. Wright, our daughters oncologist met with us and informed us that her scans were unchanged from her scans 6 weeks ago. She said that the thickening of her uterus is probably from scar tissue. Her AFP (tumor marker) is back down to 2.3. So the next step from here is to continue post chemo checks. She will have her next MRI, Chest X-ray, blood work and Audiogram 3 months from now and she will only have one blood draw 6 weeks from now in between scans. This is great news. We are sooooooooo relieved. Thank you again to everyone for your support, love and prayers.

7 comments:

The Johnsons said...

What wonderful news :o) I can imagine that it must have seemed impossible to wait for such important results as those. I'd have been anxious too!

She looks so sweet with that new little head of hair. Such a pretty little girl!

Doug and Carol Ann said...

Such great and encouraging news!! Isn't it amazing how anxiousness can wear on us. Have fun planning your summer activities and enjoy some sweet relief! We love you all. Gr. and Gr. R

Amy Marble said...

Glad to hear the good news!! Hope you can have a FUN summer.

Carter Clan said...

That's just wonderful news! I am glad you are all doing well :)

Janae B said...

I think we all had a little anxiety over this. When Em had her ultrasound it was that same feeling of wondering what was going to show up. Part of it is just knowing and hearing the words... Everything is ok. Great news.

Emily said...

Glad to hear things are going well. We love hearing how prayer and fasting has helped.

I can understand why you would be stressed and I'm glad that dizziness was just 30 seconds and didn't cause any other havoc.

Greg and Lisa said...

Ok Sarah, I think of what the past year has been for you guys and I find it really hard to have my own pity moments - I am so glad that things with Alyssa are continuing to go well! We too keep her in our prayers.
I have a few questions for you...what can I take to the hospital. We will be there for up to a week and I am a little unsure what to take. If you get this in the next little bit, let me know, if not, I will probably just call you! Thanks for your comment and again, so grateful things are going well with your little one! Love, Lisa
p.s. we just got an email from our Dr. and he said that all of her levels (tumor markers) were normal too!!