Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Time for another Faith Update ~

Remember Faith? Anyone keeping up with me in this journey through this life of ours, taking the good with the bad and the happy with the sad, will remember my little neighbor girl and her incredible family.


Journal Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:19 AM, PDT

This past week we received the results of Faith's last quarterly scans of her back and lungs...
We are ALL CLEAR!!!
No indication of new tumor growth in her back or lungs.
At this point they are moving us to every 4 months, rather than every 3. Another postive step in the battle.

This past month Faith started 1st Grade and really seems to be enjoying it. We are not seeing any indications of post traumatic stress or other emotional challenges. In fact, she is actually quite mature and emotionally stable compared to most of her peers. She has an uncanny ability to rationalize her emotions and articulate her feelings very effectively, well beyond what most people would expect from a 6 yr old.

We continue to have her on a limited activity plan. Meaning no running, jumping, bars, etc. It has only been 4 months since her last full back surgery so we want to ensure that her bones are allowed enough time to heal and fuse to the hardware.
This month marks the 2 year anniversary since we were formally diagnosed with cancer.

_ 7 surgeries later

_ 7 months of in-patient chemo

_ 2 months of radiation

_ A broken hip, leg and toes

_ 2 trips to Boston

...and now, a cancer free, happy and recovering little girl.

What a journey.
We'll drop another update in a few months to keep those interested up to date on her continued progress.
As always, thank you all very much for your support and prayers.
Jerris and Heather (Faiths Dad and Mom)

...and now, ONE AMAZING FAMILY... One Amazing little girl! All held up by a thousands of good thoughts, skilled Drs., and tons of prayers. I Thank God!
Thank you for good willing her to this great day!


..excuse me while I shed tears of joy.

 

3 Left A Love Note :):

John McElveen said...

Good willing = a GREAT BIG GOD who still answers Prayer! Thank You Father! and thanks for sharing. It must be extremely difficult to even post.

Always in my Prayers,

J

Cerulean Bill said...

Lord, that's awesome. (And you can take that statement both ways.)

Scott from Oregon said...

Awesomeness!!