Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I'm currently sitting with Clayton in the Infusion clinic watching blood drip into his veins. His little pale face is soon to be pink again... At this moment, he's playing a video game and has no idea why the smile is on my face! Our doctor is out of town, but the nurse practitioner came in and very nonchalantly said that the MRI was normal. I say... Normal?....like it looks the same as before? She said, "no...there's no evidence of a tumor." The tears start flowing. I'm not sure why, but I wasn't expecting that. I guess yesterday was full of what seemed like bad news, so I just expected something worse. I didn't get a lot of answers today, but I did hear that the tumor is gone! Just to make sure everyone understands... Clayton has to finish his entire course of treatment. He's still in the fight against Rhabdo. There are microscopic cells and residual cells that have to be zapped so they will never return. Clayton is still in the fight, but he, through God, is winning!! Today's results prove that the chemo is working! Clayton was unable to make counts for big chemo yesterday. We are hoping to check him again Thursday and be back for big chemo Friday-Saturday. He also has 6 weeks of radiation beginning Monday morning. It's a long way till 42 weeks is up, but we've got a heck of a start. I'll add more later. I have a little man needing attention. I just wanted to share the news.