Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our Sloan Adventure...Take 2

I thought I would post this afternoon during naps since we are leaving when Matt gets home from work. Hopefully we will be on the road to Elmira by 8pm. We are staying at a hotel about 10 miles from the airport. Thanks to our friends Karen and Keith who graciously arranged a hotel room for us on them! We have to be at the airport at 6:30am to make our 7am corporate flight. We will be meeting with Dr. L sometime during the day to check Brady's surgical site and chest tube site. Both look great to me, the dressing on the chest tube incision just started coming off. We are hoping to ask more questions of Dr. L as to what his suggestion would be for future scans and possibly find out results of the histology tests on the tumor that was removed. Dr. L is a surgeon, not oncologist, so we are going to take his opinion then discuss our game plan with our oncologist here at Strong. We are praying that we can get scans scheduled in May and that they will show either no remaining cancer, or that the remaining tumor is stable. Then Brady will be able to have his Broviac out! My heart leaps at the thought... Matt and I talk daily about how freeing that day will be for all of us. Certainly a huge Brady Bash is in the works for this summer...all will be invited:)

I wanted to share some GREAT news with all of you. Most of you know that my mom has survived Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma two times in the last 6 years. She battled it a second time while I was pregnant with the triplets. She had to have a life saving stem cell transplant and the odds were against her that it would work. It was quite a dramatic time in our lives as I was on bedrest on the 3rd floor at Strong and she was in an isolated transplant unit on the 8th floor fighting for her life. Her goal was to be out of the hospital by the time I had my babies. My goal was to stay pregnant long enough for her to achieve her goal. God's gracious hand was at work in both our lives...she was discharged to go home on a Sunday, I had my babies that Tuesday, and my mom was right there! Fast forward two years...mom just had a check up with her oncologist. She has made it to the two year, post-transplant milestone which means she is officially in REMISSION! I'm just elated for her and can't wait to celebrate that milestone with Brady! We won't be able to say we beat this cancer for 5 years, but I'm praying every day to see a picture of Brady and his grandma on his 5 year, cancer-free anniversary!!!

You won't hear from me until tomorrow night as I won't be at a computer until we get home. I'm sure it will be an adventure and I'll have some good stories to tell! Please be praying for a smooth, safe trip!


  1. Matt, Megan, and certainly Brady....My thoughts and prayers are with you from Virginia...God is good! He is/has been working with you in this fight, and is listening to the many people around the world in prayer for healing...My love,
    Karen Black-Nancy Baxter and Brenda Richardsons sister! (I look forward to reading your blogs daily) You are an inspiration and a wonderful mother.

  2. Safe travels, Sandy Willmott

  3. Oh my gosh, I just teared up reading that about your mom and Brady...what an anniversary that will be! Wish I could be there this summer to party with you guys! Maybe one day our triplets can meet. :) Have a safe trip...I'll be praying!


  4. I'm overjoyed for you that your Mum is in remission. Lets pray to the lord that the same will happen for Brady. What a strong family you must be to be able to somehow get through all of the awful things that life seems to have thrown your way. I will be praying for you all today and wish you all a good trip tomorrow. Good luck. Pam xx

  5. Nap time is almost over here and I was just checking in on all my "blog" friends before the wonderful fury starts again!

    First of all, PRAISE GOD about your Mom!! What wonderful news!! I too can't wait to see that picture of Brady with his Grandma!!

    Safe travels to you guys! We will thinking and praying for you!

    Praying that you get some answers soon!! The whole waiting game would be very hard for me! But when relying on God, ALL things are possible...including patience! ;)

    Praying for Brady and for you!!

  6. I will be thinking of you all. Have a safe trip!

  7. Congrats to Mom & the rest of the family. I wish you safe travels and a great/successful trip.

    Lots of love

  8. Meg,
    So great to hear your Mom's good news. I remember those days as Andy would keep me posted and I would pray for both of you. What a celebration it will be in 5 years.

    Have safe trip! Can't wait to hear your 'story' when you get back.

    Love, Deb R.

  9. Give your mom a hug for me!! I'm so glad to hear she's doing well and in remission. A well-deserved blessing for a faithful family that has faced many trials! Good luck and safe, smooth travels tomorrow.


  10. That was a beautiful post. Congrats to your mom. What a beautiful picture that will make! ave a safe trip I hope you get some answers.

  11. Send our love to your mom, always in our prayers, forever in our hearts!!!
    love you

  12. praying for you guys! That is awesome news about your Mom!!!! Thanks for sharing that too!

  13. Hope your trip went a bit smoother than last time. I have been thinking about you all today hoping and praying that things are going well.


  14. That is just incredible news about your Mom. Do we think for a second, that God allowed this news to take place right now??? Of course not, He allowed it to be a testimony for His glorious name, and for it to encourage the parents and family of Brady. God bless, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers continually.

  15. Oi. Parabéns pelo excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil. Abração


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