My photo
What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

the waiting game

I am so sorry for not posting sooner. I have been busy the past 24 hours.

We took Charli down for her 2:00 MRI. At 4:30 they finally took her in. This meant that she went without food from 7:45-6:30...nearly 12 hours without eating - that is better than most of us. She was a trooper, stayed calm all afternoon while we were waiting. Charli wanted to cuddle and be held before they took her in and just did great.

We spoke with one Dr. yesterday who ordered a CT scan for Charli to assess the overall success of treatment so far. This scan can't be done until Tuesday now we wait. I would think that we should know more later Tuesday, but I really don't know if we will be that lucky.

It appears that the MRI showed good things so far. The overall size of the tumor is much smaller, and her internal organs have fallen back into their "normal" God-given place. However, there does seem to be a mass involving her spine yet. Without the exact report from the radiologist I don't really know what that means.

At this point her chemo has been put off at least one week. There is the possibility that we will be back in next week to move forward with the next four treatments. This also means, that as things stand now, Charli will NOT be in the hospital for her 1 year birthday - PRAISE THE LORD!

So, we really have no answers - and not much to share with you...I wish I had some news. However, I am praying hard and putting my faith in God - that by waiting we will receive something more positive than if we would just go on what we know now. Either way I know that Charli will be treated the way God knows is best...sometimes it would just be easier if I knew what that was before it actually happened!

Thank you to all of you who sent notes asking about Charli! I received over 80 messages overwhelming and so touching. You are all such amazing people, thank you for caring about our family.


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that things went ok yesterday! We have been praying hard and loud! Hope that you have a great Father's Day Chad! xoxo
Andrea Chad Calla

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. We hope and pray that the news you recieve will be good. Your family is in our prayers daily.

Happy Father's Day to Chad! What a beautiful video Brenda made for you! It brought tears to our eyes. Charli is a precious child! We love you ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Chad- Happy Father's Day!
I will be praying for you all.
Much Love,
Aunt Janelle

NB Warrior said...

Hi Brenda! I remember going through the same thing with the MRI's. Being told to be there by a certain time and then they are either running late or you got pushed back. I hated that Isabella would be starving during that whole wait. But it was okay, I understood. =)

We will be hoping for good news!

Happy Father's Day Chad!

Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear the tumor has shrunk! I know God has great things in mind for Charli and he will bring her and you and Chad through this! Take care!
Heather, Aaron and Paydon

Sadie said...

we're all right here waiting with you. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Brenda. I am happy to hear that Charli is going good and that everything at this point seems to be going good with her treatments too. Prayers and hugs!!
-Eric,Courtney & Landon

Justine said...

Glad to hear things went well with the MRI. You are right she is a tropper. I don't think I could go 12 hours without eating! Good luck with the CT scan.