Monday, October 17, 2011

Good News!

We just heard from Patrick's oncologist, who was able to read his MRI scans from last Thursday, that, according to the scans, the "area of enhancement" (ie: the cancer) no longer shows up on his scans! We're kind of in shock, not wanting to get our hopes up too quickly, but according to the scan, the cancer is gone. Yay! (Okay, let's be honest, it's a BIG YAY!)

He is going to go through one more round of chemo, beginning this Friday, and then there will be another round of tests (a Petscan and MRI) on Thursday, November 10th. At that point, his medical team will assess what to do next. They may say he's "good to go" and that no more treatment is necessary, or they'll have him do a couple more rounds of chemo to make sure the cancer cells are all gone. We don't think radiation is still on the table, but we'll know for sure on the 10th.

Thank you for your continual prayers and support! The large multitude of prayers from around the world on Patrick's behalf are (obviously) being heard and answered!

Please continue to pray that this 3-week chemo cycle will annihilate any remaining cancer cells and that the scans on 11/10 will clearly indicate that he is cancer free!

Feeling (a bit more) hopeful,
Julie

16 comments:

  1. Praise the Lord!!! We continue to pray and lift all 3 of you up.
    Love
    Natalie

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  2. Oh YAY indeed!!! That is incredible news!!!
    Halleluia!!!

    We are so happy to hear this news and continue to keep you all in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.

    Monique and Bob

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  3. Hip Hip Horray!!! That bad old cancer is goin' away!!! So glad to get this good news as I'm sure you are too. Love to all,

    Aunt Jennifer

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  4. This is fantastic! We'll keep praying.
    Love you,
    Kate
    (& Seth)

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  5. Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tim

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  7. Praise the Lord! Great news. We will keep on praying for complete healing and for endurance through all of the treatment. So happy for you guys!

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  8. WOW - that's fantastic news. I hope you continue to get more great news.

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  9. Thank you Jesus! And in the name of Jesus, let Patrick be cancer free!

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  10. Tremendous news! Prayers continue EVERY night!
    Jeff and Sharon Bjorck

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  11. Giving Thanks tonight for this incredible news!
    Praying for continued good results and no need for radiation!

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  12. We are so happy to hear this wonderful news! We will continue to pray for all of you! ;)

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  13. PRAISE TO OUR HEALER GOD!!!

    Bill and Cindy Evans

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  14. Hello,
    I have a question about your blog. Please email me!
    Thanks,
    David

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Thanks for your prayers!