The doctors called and the MRI shows no change. No growth, no less. We are thankful and we are so blessed!!! Thank you Dear Heavenly Father.
Honestly, I don’t want one of those “fake, hey – the scan is clean…we don’t know why…so let’s scan in 3 months and see if it stays that way.” Chemo is tricky. I believe that we could “force” a clean scan. If you pump enough
crap (pardon) Chemo into your body, you can kill anything, but what we have seen is that it is temporary and we have seen what it does to the rest of your insides. We have seen so many families go through this and then it’s back with a vengeance. The cancer wants to come back.
Knowing this, I find it completely crazy to think that it would every really be gone and I would never be so irresponsible to tell Noah that he was free of the bad cells from a “chemo scan.” Chemo wears these kids out and I won’t even go into the long term side effects if they survive. Ridiculously archaic!!!!
Here’s what I pray for – I want the clean scan when we do something different to destroys the cells. Something that happens “naturally-ish” in the body. Right now, I want us to remain “stable” (or better), have these NK cells go in, do their job and remove every last cancer cell FOREVER! Even if we had to go back for “maintenance,” that would be ok.
Recently, an article was published in The New York Times about a patient using mutating T-cells to kill leukemia – another first and in the family of what we are doing in Houston. A little scary read, but a good outcome so far and it’s been over a year.
Let me quote -
“A few weeks later, the fevers were gone. And so was the leukemia.
There was no trace of it anywhere — no leukemic cells in his blood or bone marrow, no more bulging lymph nodes on his CT scan. His doctors calculated that the treatment had killed off two pounds of cancer cells.”
That is what I am talkin’ about!!!
Of course, I instantly emailed all of the doctors in Houston. “Do we know about this?” They replied “Indeed. We helped with this.”
Onward and upward!!!!!
Dear Lord, Thank You for having such strong arms to hold us. Thank you for our continued blessings and guidance. :-)