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
Friday, June 15, 2012
One year post treatment!
Gracie last June
Wow! It is crazy to think it has been a year since Gracie finished treatment! sometimes it doesn't seem that long, and other times it seems much longer. When I think of all she has done in just a year it simply amazes me. to think where she has come from, and to see her now is nothing short of a miracle. We are so blessed to have her healthy and happy! Our Heavenly Father is so mindful of us. Our faith has played a major role in getting us through these past couple years. I don't know where we would be without our knowledge of the gospel and the power of prayer! Prayers are heard and answered, even when it's not the answer or time frame we have in mind.
We drove down to Ft worth on Sunday night and got there about midnight. Brandon was able to come with us this time and we brought all the kids. we stayed in a hotel and headed over to Cook's at 8:30 am. and got registered and all checked in. First up was the Ct scan, so she started on drinking the 2 hours of gatorade with contrast. We played on the new playground in the meantime.
They saw this wishing well that said "wish a child well" and she said "I am going to wish Briley well" She is always thinking about her.
waiting in the radiology waiting room. She sat on daddy's lap and even had him go with her to get the IV and scan. She adores her Daddy and it was fun to have him come and I was grateful to have his help.
after the Ct, she had and Echo and EKG done, then an appointment with endocrine and lastly an appointment with oncology. Dr. Granger could hardly believe her eyes! We are so grateful for Dr. Granger and the amount of love and compassion she has shown to us. She said this is why she does what she does and this kind of thing is what keeps her going. We would love to continue going to Cook's even after our move. we will have to see if our new insurance will allow it. Gracie has grown 2 inches in the last 3 months! She is playing catch up I guess. :) She is 43 inches and 42 pounds! Amazing.
Well, as you have probably fihured but now, the news is great! The scan was clear. No evience of disease. The day went smoothly even though it was busy! We were able to get into all appointments on time. After that we headed over to Seymour to visit Briley and her family. They cooked dinner for us and we had a nice visit, although it was much too short!! We hope to come back down for the curesearch walk in September! We thank you for continuing to pray for Gracie. Now we will only go for scans every 6 months. big sigh. :)
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