Tonight our family will be taking some time to thank God for these good results. We want to invite you to join in thanking God with your family. Thank you for stretching in prayer for our son. Please continue to pray for us. Our next appointment is Thursday. We'll find out then what the next 45 days will look like.
Monday, June 25, 2007
We just heard that Isaiah is officially "in remission," which means that all visible signs of leukemia are gone and healthy cells are being restored. Years ago, we'd now be done with treatment. But they've discovered that if they don't continue chemotherapy, the leukemia has a good chance of coming back within 6 months.
So we're pausing today to thank God that Isaiah's body responded to the treatment so far. And we're slowly gearing-up for the next 6 - 8 months during which (the literature says) they will deliver "the knock-out punch" before entering into a long "maintenance" phase.
We were also told that Isaiah has been categorized "low risk" (vs. "standard" or "high") which means his treatment will be the least-severe of the possible treatment arms. We're so thankful for this (the side-effects of treatment usually sound scarier than the cancer itself).