Praise God!!!

Patty and Avery were both pretty happy after today’s doctors appointment!

You can tell by the title of this post (and also from this picture)  today’s appointment was good!

Patty woke up this morning frightened to learn the results of Tuesday’s CAT Scan.  She wears her emotions on her face and it was pretty obvious how she was feeling.  Thank God Patty now watches Avery during the day as that precious granddaughter of ours keeps Patty’s mind from spinning!  Still, her 11:00 appointment couldn’t come soon enough!

I took today off to support Patty with whatever the scan results revealed.  Even though I was pretty confident that the results would come back good, I woke up this morning a little scared thinking “what if I was wrong!”  I took Molly for a long walk this morning and thought things out as well as had a comforting discussion with God.  By the time I got home I felt confident that I could deal with and support Patty with whatever the results revealed.

We packed Avery up and were on our way for the appointment around 10:15, arriving at the doctor’s office a little before 11:00.  We had about a 15 minute wait before being called back.  We learned that Avery is a magnet for nearly anyone within eye shot of her as she had the entire waiting room hovering around us saying what a cute and happy baby she is!  Of course, Avery smiled and flirted with everyone!

The moment of truth finally came!  We walked back to the exam room and were met by the Pulmonary Specialist within minutes.  He is the nicest man!  His presence makes you feel comfortable the moment he walks in the room!  We chatted for a few minutes, he looked at the scan and said: “Well Patricia.  My radiologist is very comfortable with the results.  He doesn’t see anything.  I don’t see anything.  Everything looks clear!!!”  Praise God!

Today was just huge in the big picture of our journey!  The clear CAT Scan means we’re now done with the treatment phase!  Looking forward, Patty will see her oncologist every three months for the next year.  She’ll see the pulmonary specialist in six months and at that time all he’ll want to do is a chest x-ray as opposed to another CAT Scan.  If things are still looking good she won’t need another scan or chest x-ray for another year! 

Thanks again for all your support and prayers!  We’re firm believers in the power of prayer.  We’re even more confident that God has been with us this entire journey!

Patty said she wants to toast today with some champagne!  We’ll see if her taster is up for it!

4 thoughts on “Praise God!!!

  1. What FABULOUS news! I am so happy. Can’t wait to get back to the office to share the good news with everyone. You are so right about the Power of Prayer. It works for me on a regular basis. Congrats to you both!

    P.S. Avery is sure a cutie! As Patty and I discussed often – Grandkids are just the BEST!


  2. I’m so happy and excited for you both. Plus the picture is priceless. Thanks for the update at work today – I was swamped, but thinking of you and how things were going. Once you called, I really got focused. Love you both – it’s time to start planning vacations. K.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!! Praise God! And the photo of Patty and that precious baby girl smiling, who can’t help but look at that photo and smile themselves?!?!! I am just so happy for both of you! I agree with Kathy….now’s the time to start planning a trip! CELEBRATE!!! Big hugs to you!

  4. That beautiful picture says it all. God is Great. Yes, the power of prayer is amazing and works! I called Eileen Kessler (she was the one from the Lutheran Church who put your name in the bulletin.0 She was so happy to hear your news. Avery is BEAUTIFUL!!! Just like her Mother and You. Hope you enjoyed your celebration. Les and I were celebrating right along with you. Love you, talk to your this week. Sandi

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