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Thursday, October 11, 2012

relapse....again??? Really?

What the heck?? That was my first thought. Really, after all he's already been through?  Although this relapse is not what we hoped for our precious son, God has really opened and closed doors through all of this since we found out.  That has really helped us with our decision making related to what to do for him, when there is little choices for this type of relapse with his type of cancer.  Wow, that is hard to take, couple that with most everything being out due to his kidney disease, but oddly, this has helped us in some ways and we feel God telling us what to do through this off and on.
So, about a month ago, our son was really getting his counts back, got his mask off, was starting school, feeling better than ever..FINALLY!! and then, wammo...RELAPSE..what a shock..a sad shock..

We haven't said much, needing to pray and absorb.  We were coming into clinic to get IVIG and figure out what we were going to do when more doors were closed or opened as we have prayed, one being that he came down with C-diff infection again which snuck up on us and made him very sick, so we had to be admitted for that, then the blast (cancer in the bone marrow) started spilling out into his blood, which was a progression marker that we needed to get moving if we wanted to do something.  We could stop there and things would be over soon, but Braveheart is well otherwise and we all decided after a big church/ community prayer session, to go forward with a kidney friendly plan that was presented.

 God told us before the diagnoses to 'stand our ground', He sent us a message and we are standing our ground, hoping in Him, praying, trusting, believing, warring...

Chemo plan has started, CMVviral infection has popped up, but he is hanging in there...blasts are gone when they don't usually expect that with this type of relapse.  We are so grateful.

1 comment:

Beth in IL said...

Damn that cancer to hell! Sorry for my language, but know my heart bleeds for you. We were rejoicing ath B's good health and we weep with you on this relapse. Always praying for you. So glad that you feel God's help through all this. Know we are praying...


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MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.