We sat down in Dr. Van Tine’s office and waited for his arrival. Neither of us speaking much. Just waiting for the news. Dr. Van Tine arrived and looked to be happy. Our hearts lifted hoping his mood was a good sign. He apologized for making us wait but said that he had been delayed because radiology hadn't sent the report over yet so he had called them to have the scan read. Dr. Van Tine was happy to report that Sarah’s liver was fine. We were ecstatic! Van Tine started explaining that he wouldn't need to see us for another 4 months. We were discussing the results of yesterday's appointment with Dr. McDonald, Sarah's orthopedic surgeon, when there was a knock at the door and a nurse poked her head in and told Dr. Van Tine that radiology was on the phone and they needed to talk to him. They had more information from the MRI. Dr. Van Tine excused himself and our emotional rollercoaster continued. We could hear Van Tine on the phone in the hall. Moments later he returned and assured us that everything was fine! Anyone who knows me knows that I love rollercoasters, but this one has been a little much.
We are also happy to report that the chemo cleaned up Sarah's leg enough that Dr. McDonald says he can save her leg! The plan is to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue and follow that up with radiation. The radiation will either be administered via brachytherapy or beam. They will decide that prior to surgery. We don't have surgery scheduled yet, but it should happen within the next month.
Thank you all for the prayers and positive thoughts! Sarah isn't out of the woods yet, but we are starting to see patches of blue sky!
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he's done. Philippians 4:6
I can't say that we did a very good job with the not worrying part, but I know that a lot of prayers were lifted for us!
Praises to God and a huge thanks to all of Sarah’s Warriors!