Saturday, September 3, 2011

Moving Forward

We met with the surgeon yesterday after getting notice on Thursday afternoon that she was scheduled for surgery on the 7th. We were surprised they wanted to operate since the tumor had not shrunk. Yesterday, we asked the surgeon why they are moving forward despite lack of progress in shrinking the tumor, he simply stated, "We need to get it out of there." We totally agree! It is our hope that the mass is dead tumor and there are no active cells remaining. So, at 8:30 am Clara will go in for surgery to get that monster out of her abdomen. There are lots of critical arteries and vital organs involved so we will pray for the divine guidance of the surgeons' hands. We feel at peace and know the Lord is, as her surgeon acknowledged, the greater physician. Assuming she is able recover from surgery well enough, chemo round six will begin 12-14 days post surgery. After she recovers from that round we will head to Seattle for transplant about 14 days later. We are grateful for your continued prayers offered on behalf of Clara and our family. Thank you from all of us. 

12 comments:

Mary said...

Special prayers and purpose for this FAST Sunday! We are all sending love and Prayers to your precious little girl!

Dlovesocks said...

So glad to hear they're moving forward. Prayers, prayers, lots of prayers for Clara, the surgeon, and the family1

Marilyn said...

Natasha, we will focus our fast on Clara and the surgeons who operate on her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lots of love,
The Lott Family

Shannon Lybbert Low said...

Amazing to have a surgeon acknowlege a "greater physician". She will be in good hands.

Thomasene said...

I agree with Shannon

Cajsa said...

Our prayers are with all of you especially the surgeaon as he operates.

Kathryn kelly johnston said...

Im so glad they are moving forward, I was so worried about a stand still. Lots of prayers for that sweet babe! Hope this brings amazing progress!!! I check in often to see how she is doing.

Jami said...

We will be fasting for Clara tomorrow and for surgery to go well. Can't wait to see you guys!

::lindsay said...

Thinking of sweet Clara and you guys at this time.you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there!

Eden said...

You guys are in are thoughts and prayers.

Teresa said...

Thank you for your example of determination and patience. We love you and pray for you.

Lenaya said...

Natasha, I met you several years ago when you bought a dresser from us off of Craigslist. I am so saddened to hear about your little girl. I'm sending many kind and healing thoughts your way, Lenaya Bunger