Background: Yesterday late afternoon around 6 pm I received a call. The words I heard were "Clear scans but there is a spot on his lung."
In the cancer world the term 'spot' is often the term used to describe new tumors.
I blanked out for a second and said "What?" I guess if my mum reads this she will tell me I should have said "Pardon?" I am a work in progress I guess. ;)
She said "We don't think it's cancer but we will confirm tomorrow."
Last night around midnight I received an email stating Cannon remained NED. Not much mattered after that.
However, Cannonball's scans showed he has a sinus infection that has dripped into his lungs and he has a lung infection. The spots on his lungs are not cancer but an infection. Cannon will start medication today and when it's done we will do another CT and make sure all is truly clear.
I don't say this often but I am not worried! I feel in my gut that Cannon has no evidence of disease and that he is healthy and strong.
This morning Cannon came to me in the room with his sippy cup and bag of snacks and looked at me like "Please, please Mum can I have these?" Yesterday I had to say no from 7 am until 4 pm and today his face just lit up like a Christmas tree when I said "Yes, Cannon." You would have thought it was Christmas here!
Cannon and I have been sharing a bed. It's been adorable in the morning. He places his hands on my face and smiles literally from ear to ear. I read a book lately called "The 5 Love Languages of Children". Cannon's language is 'time'. He needs time to feel loved. This time here this week although challenging at times, and trust me, I didn't want to come, has IN FACT been a beautiful bonding time with my son. He takes my hand and shows me things he sees like numbers on the wall and fish in the tank. He yells as he exits the elevator (not sure if he is just loud or if his hearing loss affects his tone - but he is loud lol).
So what does all this mean?
It means no labs and blood taken for a month. We continue chemo twice daily via four oral tablets! It means no more trips to Michigan for 12 weeks. It means Cannon can go to school and be a regular kid two mornings a week. It means today, aside of picking up medication, Cannon and I can have a day of fun and adventure and no second scan is required. Tomorrow we will fly home and enjoy a few days as a family.
I can't truly express my gratitude to our prayer warriors, but I will try. I didn't choose this world, Cannon didn't, but we have no choice but to fight with all we have and we do. Prayer warriors choose and have a choice and I am not sure where you all find the strength to read what I write, see what I see and feel what I feel - but you do! I am indebted to you for your prayers for my baby! For I believe the power of prayer far exceeds any medication or doctor. I appreciate it takes a village and you are part of that village! This mumma-bear is deep in gratitude today, for wise people tell me gratitude is an action word! Live it and breathe it! Today that is an easy task!
Thankful for 167 days NED.
Written by Mumma-Bear
Cannonball Kids' cancer
Thankful For The Fight
167 Days No Evidence of Disease
No Relapse Ever