April 14, 2014

Cecylia had her CT scan on Wednesday and we received the news on Thursday morning that she was all clear! Praise God! That means she is one year cancer free!

Now that she is one year off treatment her future scans and regular oncology check ups are less frequent. Instead of monthly, she wil see the oncologist every three months for blood work and a physical exam. She was getting CT scans every three months. Now, she will alternate between an abdominal ultrasound/chest X-ray and CT scans every three months. So, July will be our first time relying on an ultrasound and chest X-ray instead of getting a CT scan. This is done to limit Cecylia’s exposure to radiation.

Please keep praying that Cecylia remains cancer free. Please also pray for Cecylia’s heart health. As far as we know, she still has the heart block issue. She also had a fistula that they are observing. Both of these issues are not affecting Cecylia at this time. I pray that they stay this way or even heal in their own. I pray that neither becomes a problem that has to require a medical intervention. Chemo is very hard on the heart. Luckily, Cecylia is super active (ballet, karate, soccer and gymnastics!) which all help to keep her heart strong. Thank you so much for your continued support!

On another note, I’d also like to say that Lacey has been in my prayers! I’m so sad and sorry for the loss of such a beautiful child. It is just a reminder of how terrible childhood cancer can be. I’m so thankful that Cecylia is well, and it’s times like this that life just doesn’t make sense. I sometimes have to question why a family has to suffer the loss of a child. It is a tragedy that is beyond my comprehension and all I can do is pray for them! I hope you all will do the same.

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