Monday, February 25, 2013

Scans are clear!

We spent the day at the DeVos Children's Hospital for Chloe's quarterly scans today. It was all great news -- CT scan is clear, blood work is great, check-up is excellent. All an answer to prayer. 

It was pointed out to us that this appointment marked one year since Chloe finished up chemo and had her port removed.  Thanks for continuing to travel this journey with us!

A few photos from the day...


Watching The Incredibles while waiting to get her IV for the day.


Heading into the CT scan.


A few prizes to make the day a little more enjoyable.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Scans next week

Chloe has her next set of scans next Monday, February 25th. There's no reason for concern, we're confident that everything will be clear and good. Yet, we know that there are no guarantees.

Early in Chloe's cancer journey, someone shared the blog of the Merrick family with us. Their daughter, Daisy, had been diagnosed with a Wilm's Tumor, like Chloe, but her tumor was more progressed when it was removed and cancer returned for Daisy several times over the next few years. We joined their community in hoping and praying that Daisy would be restored to full health. This weekend, Daisy went to be with Jesus.

A few weeks ago, Daisy's dad, Britt, preached the following sermon at their church. In it, he described the difficult emotional journey he'd been on and the lessons he'd learned. What struck me most was when he realized that while he was desperately seeking God, wanting to know why this was happening to his daughter and family, God was distant. Peace finally came to him as he remembered that God is always present with us no matter what is happening and we need to trust God with the outcome.

In the end, no matter our circumstances in life, isn't that all we can do?