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!