So much to share
I have so very much to share with you all but, we have just arrived home from Omaha and the busiest of our days there.
We had hoped to hear that all was clear and that there was nothing, absolutely nothing to be concerned about. We are so very close to what we had hoped. Let me start by saying that our God is amazing and He has done amazing things in the life of our Ashley and in this family. I know it is by His hand and His will alone that the scans look so very good. We had shared that there was a small, very small (6mm to be exact) spot that caused us a little concern. When we met with the doctor this morning and went over the radiologists report this spot caused them a little concern as well. The conclusion is this. It may be a small residual of the larger tumor that was once there. It may be scar tissue left on the lung from the large tumor, or it may be a little infection of something entirely different. At this point there is no way to tell. Our plan? Watch it and monitor it carefully. We will repeat the scan in a month and see if it has grown. If it has grown then it is more than likely more tumor that will need to be gone after. If it is gone(which is my prayer) then no worries. If it is the same size then it is probably scar tissue. I personally feel very positive about it not being cancerous. I don't know why I feel this, but the longer I think about it this is what I am feeling. To be completely honest with you this morning it stung me a little bit to hear that there was a small concern. Tonight I have more peace about it.
The other concern is her spleen. The oncologist feels as though it is a bigger concern than the remaining spot in her lung. Possible PTLD in the spleen? Maybe, but our transplant surgeon does not agree. The plan? Look at it again on CT scan next month. The report stated that it is larger than it should be, but it has always been large even before the diagnosis. Worried? I am trying not to be. We compared scans taken in November, February, and this week. Dave and I think it is the same size. We just have to wait and see what it does now.
All in all the appointments went well today. Like I said there is so much I want to write about and share with you. So many blessings and encouragements that were sprinkled in throughout our trip. I am overcome with the goodness of the Lord and how He has smiled upon Dave and I by allowing us to walk along side our sweet Ashley Kate. Each and everyday is a gift and I never want to take it for granted. I love being her mommy and I love watching what He is doing in her life. I promise to share more tomorrow, but tonight I know you wanted to hear this news first. Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over for loving our Ashley and for praying for her. I will never be able to thank you enough for sticking it out with us. I love you guys. Good night. Trish
P.S. Holly, Thank you for having lunch with us today. You brought a smile to my heart. Kiss Caleb for me. Take care. Trish