Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Two months after chemo

Another long weekend behind us. We were waiting for Friday's HVA/VMA results. I called yesterday in the morning and our nurse Tom called me back and left a message that it was not back yet. In the afternoon finally I got a call, my heart skipped a beat when I heard Dr.McCallister voice. I honestly thought that if the doctor is personally calling, then there are some bad news. And, what a relief to hear that the news were very good. Evan did it again. His numbers dropped from 34/22 to 22/15!!! I can't wait to see on April 1st what's actually left of that tumor. That is when we have scheduled another scan. So, here is  a line of HVA/VMA results since Evan was diagnosed:
                                               November  235/289
                                               December   92/89 (after 2 rounds of chemo)
                                               January      34/22 (no treatment)
                                               February    22/15 ( no treatment)
    I am AMAZED by this boy's power to fight! I am AMAZED and testify of power of prayer! My heart bursts out of gratitude to all of you, our friends, for praying for our little boy. He is in the top percentage with his weight and height development. For the first time on Friday the doctor actually said that I can stress Evan out a little and let him cry at night if he asks for a bottle.:)
      We are definitely moving in the right direction. Evan will have this monthly tests till 36 months after treatment, and scans every 3 months for 12 months and then he will be on the watch every 6 months and then every year. We are hoping for no more surprises and looking at this experience as our trial of faith. We know that God is watching over Evan and we are blessed to have him in our lives and grateful for the lessons he taught us. He is such a joy, he makes us laugh, started sitting up and loves to play with toys and take a bath. He already pulls his sisters' hair and gets frustrated when he wants attention. Evan has the cutest smile and he loves music and lights. He is the most spoiled child in our family and so far his siblings don't have a problem with that.:)