Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Walkin' on Sunshine

What a gorgeous morning to receive such wonderful news! MRI results look beautiful. Apparently the remaining tumor is so small it is virtually un-dectable. The areas of enhancement that were being closely watched from the MRI in January are gone and thankfully that meant they were simply areas of inflammation that have gone away. I believe Dr. Riva-Cambrin used the words "no residual tumor." He said he won't say it's totally gone but it is very hard to see. He said he knows he had to leave some behind during surgery but perhaps her immune system fought the tumor itself while fighting off the infection. We call that a miracle.

It was fun to visit our friends- Dr. Kalra, a neuro-surg resident, (we missed two of our other resident friends/heros who were in surgery) and the good folks in NTU- Cassie was shy but they could tell she was finally healthy. I wanted to hug all the parents I saw and tell them to stay strong but I restrained myself. I so appreciate the expertise, patience and compassion of those amazing people at Primary Children's- from the surgeons to the custodians. Everyone we dealt with has influenced us for good. They saw a lot of tears and tantrums coming from me, some cussing too probably. But we feel like we have fought a good battle and victory is sweet.


  1. LOVE this news!!! So awesome...can't say it enough...grateful my little family witnessed your changed us...Would have totally loved to hear YOU cuss!! hahahaha

  2. Wow, amazing news guys!!! So glad for Cassidy and your family. God is good!

    The Merritts

  3. Ali:
    We are so proud of you and how well you have held up through all the complications and nursing responsibilities! You are so amazing! Steve, too! You also have a wonderful way of writing and expressing yourself and the unbelievable experiences you have had. We are so grateful for the happy outcome and the blessings of our Heavenly Father. We truly have had a modern day miracle in our lives and it is SWEET!
    Love you,

  4. A miracle indeed! Happy news!

  5. I haven't checked your blog in a while, so I was very happy when I looked today and read all of this happy news. I'm thrilled that Cassie is doing so well, she looks darling in her pictures and she seems to be using her left arm perfectly. I can't tell you how happy I am for your whole family. I am one who truly believes in miracles, I have seen some and feel blessed for those experiences. You, too, have witnessed a miracle in Cassie's recovery and I know it will strengthen you for the rest of your life. You have been blessed!

  6. So glad to read this!! I'm so happy for you all--truly a miracle!