Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Results are In

















Peter had his long anticipated ct scan yesterday. Remember the last one? That's when we found out what a fighter Peter was. He refused to be sedated for the ct scan...it was a long day. This time was a totally different story. The planets must have been all aligned because it all went like clock work. Amazing when that happens. A big thank you to our nurse, Connie. And of course to our Heavenly Father, who, I'm sure is tired of hearing from me by now.

The tumor has shrunk down to only 4cm. It was around 9 to 11cm when it was detected. Now we can proceed with the surgery. It's scheduled for Dec 5th at the Sunset Kaiser {L.A.} He'll be there for up to two weeks. And then home in time for Christmas. I think we have Christmas decorating to do this weekend.

The surgeon met with us yesterday and is very confident about being able to get all the cancer out. It's going to be a little tricky because the tumor is so high up in the liver, close to the heart and one of the main veins that run thru the liver. But I trust him. I have a good feeling about him. I was a little frightened to hear some of the details of the surgery. He will have to take two parts of the liver (there are four parts) so that sounds like a lot. The good thing about the liver is that it regenerates. It will be back to normal size in a week. Isn't that something!

Now the great news: This all means that there is no more chemo. Picture me jumping like I just won the showcase on the Price is Right. What a relief. In fact the doctor gave the clear to take him out again. So guess what we are going to do??? On Thanksgiving Day we are going to celebrate by going to the Wild Animal Park in San Diego. He loves animals. What a great day that is going to be. He's only been on drives, walks around the block, the Papa's home, hospital, and clinic. Good days to come.

Our prayers have been answered. We couldn't ask for more. I know there's still a long road ahead for Peter but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. There have been some dark days these past 4 months but the whole time I felt comforted and at peace that all would work out. We have so much love, gratitude, and appreication for our family, friends, prayers, strangers, medical staff, and Heavenly Father. I've learned some mighty lessons that I hope to write about so that I'll always remember. Life is so different now. And that's a good thing.

5 comments:

Alicen said...

Hi, you don't know me. I read your post on C Jane and I just wanted to say thank you for saying something that is not popular. I love your take on kids and sleep. Now, after reading your blog a little I can see what a great mom you are. You have an adorable family, and such good news about your son!! I'm sure this thanksgiving will be so wonderful for you family! Enjoy. :)

The Molino Family said...

Nola, that is such a wonderful blessing!! I'm so glad to hear this!

Ms. Kristen said...

Great post! Yeah for Peter. Have fun at the park. What on earth is he eating in this picture?

carmen said...

This is such wonderful news, Nola. Thanks for sharing and keeping us all updated. We are very happy to hear it!! Love you!

Nola said...

Just testing my comment option to see if it's working....