Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cancer, go away!

Clara started round 3 chemo tonight. She is on a heavier duty combo this time around. With these next few rounds of more aggressive chemo drugs I would hope that we'd start seeing more shrinkage. The scan reports from this past week are positive in that there is no new growth and some minimal decrease in neuroblastoma. We are just glad that there isn't anything new. There's no question she is getting better simply based on her ability to walk, run and jump sans any pain medicine. She is not the little girl I brought to the ER 6 1/2 weeks ago in more ways than one. Lots and lots of miracles for Clara. 


I taught Clara two new words today: chemo and cancer. We talked about her chemo medicine and how it gets her cancer all gone. Then she said to me, "Cancer, go away! Cancer gross." Smart girl. She's blessed to have so many people praying for her. Because when it comes down to it, prayer is more powerful than any chemotherapy drug. 

7 comments:

Brenda said...

She is so adorable in those glasses... What a trooper! We will be praying that this round goes smoothly and the Lord will give your family the strength it may need to endure each day. Go Clara Go!!!

Dlovesocks said...

It's always amazing to me that she has such a sweet smile on her face! She is a miracle in so many ways. My thoughts and prayers continue w/ you!

tharker said...

Okay, this girl seriously melts my heart!

Jodi said...

She is such a precious sweet girl! Our continued prayers.

luvdolls said...

We love you and Clara and your family! We came home from the 5K not too long ago. It was wonderful to see so many people there all for the reason that we all love you guys and want Clara to feel better and be healed!:) You are doing a wonderful job taking care of her! You and Brian are amazing parents! Lots of Love for you all. From, The Corbaley's(Kyle, Krystal and Michael)

LKP said...

am just getting caught up from being out of town. Clara's so right, cancer IS gross!

BTW, yesterday was a powerful testament to the fact that you guys are amazing and are loved by sooooo many. wish you girls could have been there. be proud of brian. his words were eloquent, and chalked full of gratitude & emotion. hearing from brian was a great note for all of us to start the 5k on!

love you. ::hugs::

Lyndsay said...

I showed Clara's pictures to my 2 1/2 year old daughter tonight. I told her that Clara is sick and that she needs a prayer. Maya folded her arms while I said a prayer (Maya usually struggles with prayer time, but she was still for this one). Then I told Maya again that Clara is sick. But Maya said quite matter-of-factly, "She's OK!" :) Even little ones (or probably especially little ones) feel that power of prayer--so sweet. Lots of love from a friend of a friend, who's heart goes out to your sweet girl!!