My beautiful niece Gracie was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer). It is still early in the diagnosis and we are awaiting results to know more about the fight that Gracie will face. I've created this blog as an outlet for friends and family to stay informed about her journey and a way for friends and family to make anonymous contributions towards her care and the mounting expenses her family will face. Gracie is a fighter and the bravest 3 year old I know. Hundreds of people love you Gracie and are praying for you. "Be strong and of good courage for the Lord thy God is with thee" Joshua 1:9

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cancer free

Results of CT scan = clear!!!
Results of MIBG scan = clear!!!
Results of bone marrow= clear!!!
No evidence of disease!! Gracie is cancer free. I got a call from the nurse on Friday as we were heading out to go camping. She told me the results and we were So happy and relieved. I hung up the phone and sobbed. Thank the good Lord for blessing Gracie and all of our family. A huge weight has been lifted. We had a wonderful weekend camping. Gracie would give me hugs and say " that's because so happy that my cancer is gone" she melts my heart. We cannot even express how happy we are!
Today we drove back down for scan review with Dr Granger. She said the happiness on our faces is why she is able to do her job. Because she knows what is possible. I have to admit there are a few times I seriously doubted her when she told me it would/could get better. then They paged the surgeon to come over to clinic to pull her central line out. She was scared but she held real still and it went very quick. She is so happy to be free of the lines and having dressing changes. It has been 10 months with the line in. 4 with the first one and 6 with this one.
So, where so we go from here? She will continue with milk feeds to supplement her appetite, and gain weight and strength! She will have scans every 3 months (CT and bone scan) for the first year. After that, it will be every 6 months for 2 more years, and blood work and EKG/echo for another 2 years, providing she doesn't relapse.,heaven forbid. So she will be followed for another 5 years, until she is almost 10!
We want to thank you all SO much for all the love and support, kind words and prayers!!! We couldn't have made it through without you, and of course the love and comfort of our Savior and heavenly Father. We are so blessed!!!

4 comments:

  1. What wonderful and exciting news for your family!!! You are a special and blessed little sweetie, Gracie!! Enjoy your summer!!

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  2. How absolutely wonderful for you and your family!! I cried reading this...what a special little Gracie you have!

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  3. Oh my gosh, YAY! Congrats and huge hugs to you all!

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  4. Oh that is the best news!! Congratulations! We knew you could do it!

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