Friday, May 28, 2010

Praise the Lord!  Michael's scans came back and the Doctor said that they show a decrease in size and no new growth.  We are waiting to get the paper copy of the offical report.  The report was good enough for our doctor to say he does not need another CT in July.  We are so thrilled.  I would like to thank all of you that have been praying for Michael and our family.  Please remember the Perodins in your prayers as they move to their new home in Maine.  We pray that God will use them to touch many lives in their new church.  We love you and will miss you.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What a busy day!  We started out getting up at 5:30 a.m. this morning.  Michael got to have a little bit of apple juice right before we left for the hospital.  We went to the hospital and he had his labs draw at 7:15 a.m. then off to the Pre-Op for his anesthesia and CT scan.  His scans went well and he was done by 10:00 a.m. and awake by 10:15 a.m..  He then went to eat breakfast and have something to drink.  Then over to talk to Dr. Craig about the labs and see if they had heard anything back yet on the scan.  The labs looked good.  His AFP (Cancer number) was 4.3 a little bit up from the last scan a month ago, but it is still on the low end of normal.  His red blood cells were 14 which is high.  They like that his RBC was 14 and not low.  The rest of his numbers looked good.  The news everyone wants to know is how is the Scans...  but we don't know yet.  We hope to find out tomorrow what they found out.  Thank you to all of you that has prayed for Michael.  We will now have to wait and see what God's will is.  Once we were done at the cancer center we had lunch and because we were early for the next visit we went to the botanical gardens and explored the children's garden.  Then off to the audiology to check his hearing aids.  They had to do new molds because his ears grow.  We had good news in regards to this as well.  He has regained some of his mid-range hearing.  He is still not hearing the top end of his high range hearing.  That was great news.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Michael is doing well.  He seems to have more energy like a three old should have.  He is smiling more and just having fun playing.  He loves to go outside.  We had a long bike ride today and enjoyed our time together.  Please be praying for Michael as he has his CT scan this Thursday, May 27th.  We are praying for good news from the doctors.  Michael will be a the hospital all day long.  Also, continue to pray for the other children that have cancer and their families.  I will update you all as soon as I know something about the results.  That will probably be late day.  Thanks for all your support and love.  God bless you for loving us. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Michael has been doing really good for the past few months.  Not a lot to report.  He is really starting to run around and act like a three year old.  He is fussing at his brother and loving on his sister.  Tristan has an eye infection and we had to put him on antibiotics. 

Michael's scan is in two weeks.  He will have a really long day that day.  Starting at the crack on dawn and going till late that day.  Keep praying that the nodule in the left long is gone.  That no new growth has occured and that he get a good report from the doctors.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Michael is doing very well. He is playing more, running around and enjoying being outside this year. He always wants to be out playing. He went for a swim this last weekend and he was really doing well. He loved being in the pool. Makayla and Tristan loved being in the pool as well. They all got to spend time with Uncle Tim and Jennifer and their children. They seemed to be having a great time. It is so good getting away as a family. Thanks you all for your prayers.

Please add another child to your prayers. His name is Tyler and has the same cancer as Michael. He is on the list for a liver transplant. Pray that he will get a transplant he needs, and that it will be quickly. His cancer cell number is 36,000 right now. Thank you in advance.