Of Spinal Fluid And Really Good Days

Heart in my throat, I looked at the doctor standing masked and gowned by the foot of Chase’s hospital bed. “Have you heard anything on the spinal fluid yet?”

Slowly, she lowered her mask and I could see her huge smile…“Yes. The fluid was negative.”

In shock, I asked her if she was sure it was Chase’s fluid as Bob laughed quietly from his place across the room.

Chase’s spinal fluid–this fluid that has been positive for cancerous, atypical and abnormal cells from day one–is weird cell FREE!

There is a cautious moment to this, as it does not mean that Chase is cancer free.  The true State of Chase is something that will be unknown for a while, hopefully only until his evaluation at the end of the month.

There is still a long road ahead for this little one. He’s only 14-16 weeks through a 51-54 week chemo protocol … Encouraging news to the little boy who burst into tears as he thought clear spinal fluid meant no more “fishy hospital.” (Oh, Chase…)

So, as I’ve written many times, we don’t know what’s ahead, but …
Today was a REALLY GOOD DAY.

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes. Bless The Lord, O my soul!

Moment by moment.


7 responses to “Of Spinal Fluid And Really Good Days

  1. Russ Otto and Family

    Praise God…He is so faithful…His mercies are new every morning! Glad I checked back here tonight before we turned in. Will be a night full of thanksgiving for the encouraging news. One day at a time…thanks for sharing this journey with everyone.

  2. Read this aloud to the family. Not sure if any of us had dry eyes. What a ‘good day’! Even for us who are 2500 miles away. Thank you for sharing your good news! Love you all and praying for you always.

  3. What great news! So happy for all of you. God IS GOOD!

  4. Wishing Chase and your family many more blessings, good days, and good news. You are all brave fighters. The love within your family inspires others.

  5. Praising God for this news and for this GOOD day!!

  6. Praise the LORD for He is so good!

  7. When I read about the GREAT news of Chase’s healing, I was immediately feeled with the reality of the awesomeness of God. Elly I am still praying. Bless you all.

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