One More: The Last…

Poison

This afternoon, I received the call I’m always waiting for – the first of the twice weekly lab results.

This afternoon, I received news I’ve been waiting to hear for 14 months – “Chase’s counts are coming back, and quickly.  We’ll repeat labs on Thursday, but barring anything really crazy, he should be ready to restart chemo on Monday. This is it!

This is it.  The last chemo.  The last spinal tap.  The last

A small part of me is choking as I’m writing “the last“.  The part of my brain that reads and absorbs cancer research is screaming “The last?  You know better than that! This cancer is never over!”

But tonight, for now, for next week, it’s the last.

Joy.

I can’t believe we’re actually at this point.  And for all the rest that we have yet to walk, we’ll take it as it comes…

Moment by moment.

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

2 responses to “One More: The Last…

  1. The phrase “waiting to exhale” comes to mind. For over a year it’s been so many breath holding moments. Too many to count. Our special buddy Chase has endured so much-much, much more than any child should have to. Thru the tears and fearful moments this amazing boy shows giant amounts of bravery, of understanding, of compassion…it’s quite remarkable. And he goes thru all of this with an incredible amount of faith. Surrounding by an incredible family and so many others that love and support them. I am so happy to hear of the call you received today….the countdown to the final cycle is ON! Breathe deep, EXHALE! We love you

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