Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pseudoprogression

We are relieved to say that the tumor board was unanimous in that it looks like pseudoprogression. So, the plan is to stay on Tarceva and we will come back in one month for an MRI. Thank you all so much for praying for us. Joseph has been really happy and upbeat---definitely our most low-stress trip to St. Jude's so far, mainly because of Joe's mood. We are praising God for a good report (a rarity in our journey so far) and hope that Joe will continue to soak up and enjoy life as much as he is right now. Thanks to the Barrs for feeding us and entertaining us while we were here in Memphis, and thanks to Nana and Grandad and Davey for taking such good care of Holly while we had to be gone.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glory to God!!!!!! Praise and glory be to You!!!
Randi Booth

Anonymous said...

YAY!! We will pray that the Tarceva keeps on working!

Catherine Morris

Dee Dee said...

So thankful! God is good.

Christy said...

Such a nice break to have happy tears - I'm thrilled beyond words. And I'm so impressed with Joseph for handling it all so bravely - what a guy!

carolyn & dave said...

WOW! Great news. We'll be praying for a safe trip back to Nashville.

C

Jody (atlanta) said...

Happy tears! Thanks again for posting...I have been checking tons today and this news made my week. My heart is so full for you all and this good news. Glory to God! So proud of you all and safe travels back home. We cannot wait to visit in July. Tons of love and continued prayers that Tarceva continues to work. Mchouls!

Ashley said...

So happy and thankful!!! :)

Margaret said...

This time I can happily say 'there are no words'. I'm happy today that my prayers can be thankful.

Allison & Jeff said...

Praise God for the good report! We are thrilled for you all!! :)

Wrights said...

Praise the Lord for good news! We will continue to pray for complete healing!
Nathaniel, Rebekah, Anna Walton and Olivia

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!!! Looking forward to hearing about happy days and a great report next month. We will be praying. love, martha and karl

courtney said...

Amen!! How awesome to have such great news amid such uncertainty! Our prayers and love are with you guys and how brave of Joe to be so calm and good natured!

Brea said...

I am COMPLETELY OVERJOYED at this news! Praise God!!!!

notes from em said...

Our hearts are singing the Lord's praises for Pseudoprogression. And we will keep pouring our prayers to the Lord over your heads.
Em

sj said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nana said...

Our God is an awesome God.He Reigns from Heaven above with wisdom power and love our God is an awesome God.I hope everyone who knows that hymn will join me in song praising our great God.Sing with me!!!!!We are happily awaiting your return.I hope your car is fixed ok. and that the air is working ok.Holly swam all morning we had a battle to get her out of the water.I agree with SJ.and all the happy bloggers !!!!!Yaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!Keep praying Nana Grandad and Davey

Anonymous said...

So thankful beyond words! Thank you Jesus.
Kissell's

Reed's mom said...

what sweet words to hear!! continuing to think of you guys and lift you all up in prayers to Him! love to you all!!!
p.s. we so enjoyed seeing sweet joe p. when emery claire was born! he was so sweet with her!

trmills said...

Wow! Praise God! So thankful for a great report and a good trip to the hospital. Answered prayer!

jason said...

SWEET!!! Enjoy the weekend and celebrate for us! big hugs and kisses! Anna

Anonymous said...

Never thought we'd be so thankful for a word that we'd never heard before and one that we won't ever forget! We will continue to pray for good reports. Love, the O'Steens

The Johnson Kids said...

That is great news!!! will continue to say prayers for a good report in month and thereafter! God is indeed good!

Scott said...

Yay. We are so happy and so relieved. thanks for keeping all of us posted.

paige and scott

Anonymous said...

Amen, thank you Lord! We've been thanking Him all day since we heard the news. May you all sleep peacefully tonight, I know we will.
Love, Mimi and Big Daddy

Anonymous said...

great news:) we are so happy.
-the shims

Q's NEWS said...

Praise God! I am thrilled to hear the great news!!!

Have the best weekend ever!

Love from WV,
Susan

Jane said...

God is good! Thank you!!

Chloe said...

All my hair is standing on end! I am sooooo happy and relieved for you. You all deserve this fantastic news. All my love. Chloe

See you in THREE WEEKS!!!

susan and brian said...

Such good news!!!

Anonymous said...

Tears of relief and prayers of thanks are flowing here in Atlanta!!!
Vivi

amberhess said...

WOOOHOOOO! Praise the Lord!
We'll keep praying!
The Hess Family

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the good news. We pray for you all the time.

Jaime said...

Bless the Lord all my soul and all that lives within me, bless His holy name. Awesome news!

Sara Beth said...

I can hardly!! I am welled up with tears. Can't wait to hug your neck and in the mean time I am gonna hug everyone's neck around here. K, I am so full of joy!

Sara B

Anonymous said...

This is great news! Thanks so much for keeping us updated... we miss you guys!

-Sara Wade

Mrs. MK said...

I'm so glad it was a good trip!