Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gratitude!

Emilie had her bone marrow aspiration and lumbar puncture this morning.  She did great during the procedure.  Being a control freak and having no control especially when it comes to my chickens is a hard, hard thing.  I left Emilie in the hands of very competent doctors and nurses for an hour which seemed like an eternity.  Within an hour of returning to our "home away from home", Emilie was back to her spunky, feisty self.  She had a great afternoon of crafts (thank you McPherson girls), a photo walk around the hospital and a hospital dinner that she actually enjoyed.  While walking on the rooftop, our neurologist came to find us to let us know that her spinal fluid was clear of cancer.  Great news!  When we got back to our room after our walk, our oncologist was there to let us know that the preliminary look at her bone marrow was good and he even saw some healthy white and red blood cells.  A very nice ending to a very stressful day.  We are so grateful for all your prayers for Emilie and very grateful to our God for keeping us surrounded in His peace today!  Emilie did an awesome job taking photos on our walk today.  I will be posting her work later this week.  Here is a technically poor shot of the two of us, but I love, love, love it!

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.  Isaiah 40:30-32

8 comments:

Eva said...

It's an emotionally perfect photo! That is some great news.. prayers are being answered.

Aunt Linda said...

It is a beautiful photo and WONDERFUL news! Makes our day today so bright.

I love you all!

Shannon and Roy said...

That is so great! We love love love you!

Kurt said...

Good. Good. Good.

Auntie Martha said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date and sharing your wonderful news. (I see that my comment on "Not Too Shabby for a Monday" didn't take. I hoping this will.) We love you guys and are praying a lot!

Treats by Ting Ting said...

What a BLESSING! The picture is beautiful as are the both of you! We love you and are so grateful for the good news!

Auntie Vicki said...

Such great news, a fantastic photo of the two of you. I love you Em, you are the cutest. Your face lights up the world and everyone in it. You are the gift!

Catherine said...

Hi Emilie,

I am so proud of you and the way you are handling all your treatments. It is not an easy task, but you have such a great smile and so many people that love you so much I bet you will do just fine. I am an old friend of your mama's and I am praying for everyday. With love and kindness, Catherine Rumpanos