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.