Monday, June 23

When God Smiles Upon Us

Spencer tests came back today NEGATIVE for cancer!!!!!!

Spencer is tested for cancer every six months. This is a time of mixed emotions around our house. As the date gets nearer, I am distracted, tense, nervous, overly happy and quieter than usual as I contemplate what the results may be this time around. Recently, due to the length of time that Spencer has been free of cancer, he no longer needs the grueling CT scan he has endured for the last four years. He needed to drink awful amounts of contrast, sometimes through a nasal feeding tube, and then be sedated. He is not cooperative enough to go un-sedated and the poor little guy tried his hardest to be brave and helpful but no chances could be taken that he might get up off the table during the middle of a scan.

This time around he only needed an ultrasound and a chest x-ray along with some blood being drawn. What a HUGE difference this makes in his day! I find it bittersweet that he accepts all these tests as part of his life. He is the bravest little guy you have ever seen. He makes me so proud to be his mom when I see him take a deep breath and just give in to what the nurses are asking. Today he hardly put up a fight and even sang some songs during his x-ray.

He gained a little over two pounds and 3/4 of an inch in height. This is over six months time and the best ever he has done. All blood tests came back normal also.

I pray often and sporadically before and after his tests. I am so grateful God has again answered my prayers!

In the waiting room before his ultrasound. He sang Itsy Bitsy Spider to the lady next to him also waiting to get in. I think it made her day!

He is being a goofball. What a kid!

Waiting for the ultrasound technician to tell us we can leave.

This is my good luck charm I wear for every test Spencer has. My nephews got this Mickey Mouse necklace with my birthstone in it for me when they went to Disney World. I don't leave home without it on these days.


mom said...

I am so happy to hear the good news! I cried and then smiled about how proud I am of Spencer and you for your bravery and faith.You are both so lucky to have each other. Bless you both!

Brandy said...

Thank God! I'm so happy to hear that he's cancer free!

What a trooper he is (and you too)!

Tanya said...

When you told me today, I let out a huge sigh of relief. He's my hero, he really is. HOORAY!!!

Razor Family Farms said...

**doing the happy dance**

Yippee! Congratulations, Spencer and Mommy!

**throws confetti**

Wishing you continued blessings!

Faith said...

Yes I did tear up. I could not be happier for you at this moment. Cancer has done so much to our family. Mine on both sides. Spencer is such a trooper. I wish I was there to give him a big squeeze. I hope he got a big treat afterwards. LOL

Sheri said...

Thank you all so much for your support! When I read these, I got a little teary eyed and I am not a crier at all! Spencer blows some kisses too!