Thursday, May 15, 2008


First of all I want to thank all of you that have been praying with us for our sweet baby boy. Carter's MRI did not go as well as planned, but none the less it is over. His IV was working when we got there this morning, but by the time they sedated him it started leaking so they had to take it out and give him a new one in order to keep him sedated. It took another 5 tries!!! However, we are done with test at least for a while. We met with the oncologist today and she gave us very positive news. Yes, Carter does have stage 2 cancer, but with the type of cancer that it is, Neuroblastoma, he does not need chemo!! Both his MIBG and bone scan came back clear, and we are still waiting on the bone marrow, but she is pretty confident it will also come back clear. There is a small piece of tumor left that they will watch very close and if it grows they will then have to do chemo. There is a good chance this cancer will go into remission on its own.
I feel so relieved and so excited. He will come back for check ups monthly for 3 months then every 3 months for a year. I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am for all of you. Please continue to pray for my sweet boy that this tumor does not grow back. Oh yeah guess what else, I get to go home tomorrow!!!!! I can't wait until we are all together as a family again, it has been 2 weeks. I will probably post more later tonight. Love you all,


Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!!!!! We are praising God for His goodness and mercy and continuing to pray for your precious family!
Love, Hopwoods

Anonymous said...

God is so good!!!!! We are rejoicing with you. We look forward to seeing you when you get back home.
Love, Averys

The Mani said...

This is such incredible news!!!

Rejoicing and praising God with you guys.

-Lisa (for all the Manises)

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Shedding tears of joy for you! I know you are so excited that you, Mike, Carter and Evan will be able to all sleep under the same roof soon!

Katie D

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus!!! That is so wonderful Gina! I've been anxiously waiting to hear the news. I've been praying fervently all day for Baby Carter and for you.

Rejoicing with you this day,

Brooke Walters

Anonymous said...

Yeah for GREAT news! We are so excited for you. I am sure that it will be amazing to be home. Thanks for keeping us all updated! still praying...~Traci and Larry

Melba said...

We couldn't be more excited! God will never give us more to handle than he is willing to carry us through. I know you will all be grown through this experience. We will NOT stop praying for Carter... or Granton... or Leslie. Our God is so good!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord and safe travels home!!!!

The Franciscos

Anonymous said...

Bolivar is rejoicing today for Carter's good news. We are a thankful people because of your trials. God is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, Gina. We are praising the Lord for this blessing and praying for many more to follow. You have been so heavy on our hearts these past two weeks. So glad you're headed home. What a whirlwind your last 2 weeks have been.
Julie (for the Davis family)

Anonymous said...

Our SHBC Thursday nite Bible Study will be meeting shortly and I will pass this news on and we will all rejoice with you. We will continue to pray, however. We know God cares and He loves you more than we do! God bless you.
Love in Jesus,
Sylvia M.

The Myers Family said...

Lori M.

rosie said...

i am so happy for you and especially my dear carter, i am praying my heart out for you both,i love you both

Cammie said...

Yea!!! It was so wonderful to hear your good news. I am sorry that the MRI was difficult, but so pleased with the outcome! Have a safe trip home, and know that my family and I are praying for your sweet baby boy, and for your family! Love, Cammie

Anonymous said...

Hi Precious Family,
We thank Jesus for his great mercy and grace! He sustains, protects, privides and heals. What a God we serve! Thank you, Gina, for taking the time to be so open with us so we could pray with understanding. What a "ride"! We look forward to your return home and as promised an "ice cream cake". Love you Preciaous Family

Adrianne said...

The Lord is AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see you all again : ) Have a safe trip home!!

Williams Family said...

What an AWESOME God we serve! I don't know why bad things happen to good people and don't expect to figure it out this side of Heaven but God always has a plan and a purpose to everything in life. I am so happy that Carter's test came out good but so sorry that he had such a rough time of it. Thankfully little guys bounce back much quicker from these things and I am sure he will be his own adorable self in just a few days and the memories of this ordeal will fade. I am so glad you are coming home today. It will be good for everyone to sleep in their own beds tonight. Keeping you in my prayers as things get adjusted at home. Rita

Deqlan said...

Praise Our Lord its only stage 2- thats fantastic news and even better to think the scans are clear! Prayers shall always continue, enjoy going home, there is no place like it! God Bless and prayers
Samm & Deqlan

Anonymous said...

Gina, Mike and guys,
We are so thrilled to hear your great news!!! Our dear Lord is so good and faithful if we just give all our cares to Him. I pray for continued good news for Carter and a safe trip home. God Bless each of you and may you rest peacefully at home tonight.
The DeShazo Family