Thursday, March 13, 2014

We Never Walk Alone

For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.   
Psalm 33:4

We made it over another hurdle in our path.  At the end of her first month of treatment, Paige's bone marrow showed a small percentage of cancer cells still present.  Though there had been a significant decrease, it was not yet at the 0% her doctors wanted entering into the next phase of treatment.  Fast forward one month--a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy were conducted this week to determine whether the goal of 0% had been met.  

Pray for 0%, Pray for Paige...this has been a sort of battle cry for us and our many prayer warriors over the last week.  In order to continue with treatment as planned, she needed that 0%.  Otherwise, there would have been a short detour complete with a 5-day hospitalization.

This prayer was answered in a mighty way.  Results of the procedure were not originally expected until our clinic visit the following day--so we were ready for a bit of nervous energy that evening.  However, God had other plans.  Paige's doctor called that afternoon with the wonderful news that the pathology report had come back early--showing no cancer cells present in her bone marrow!  Never in my wildest dreams could this teacher have imagined getting so excited over a zero on a test!

Treatment can now continue as planned--BIG PRAISES TO GOD!  We still have a long road ahead, but that makes one more hurdle that is now behind us.  The next one involves a chest x-ray, which will show whether that monstrosity of a mass that started all of this has since been vanquished.  Prayer warriors, start your engines...time to get goin' again!

From the start, I have worked to assure Paige she is not in this battle alone.  Our family stands with her.  Our friends and prayer partners stand with her.  Most importantly, God is with her.  That, my friends, is more than enough.

...He will be with you; He will not leave or forsake you...   Deuteronomy 31:8

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