The highlight of the day was a visit from the music therapist! Bet you can't guess what song he requested her to sing??? Big Green Tractor no less!! We all jammed and sang and this was his reaction.....
Don't you love it? This is the first happy joy smile we have seen since before he went into surgery. Music therapy was truly the higlight of the day for us all. She brought instruments, and her guitar and we all had a good old-fashioned sing along! She is coming back tomorrow:)
He even felt good enough to play his new Ipod!!
He took another ride in his fire truck tonight and he was more interested in playing Angry Birds than sightseeing, but we are thrilled that he is sitting up to decrease chance of pneumonia. That has been a fear of mine, so I do push him to sit up.
The best news of all is that we just heard from the oncologist. The nurse came to our room and said that she wanted to speak with us on the phone. I was petrified that it was the bad kind and we needed to start Chemo ASAP, blessedly she told us that the preliminary results just came back and indeed it is a Wilm's tumor, but it is the FAVORABLE KIND!!!
I am bawling writing this because this is such a huge relief to us. Yes he still has stage four cancer and yes we are facing a long road of chemo, but now that we know it is the favorable kind, we get to particpate in that clinical study and this favorable type is more amenable to treatment. Glory to God!
Today has really been a great day. We took a lot of baby steps today and we received some the news that it is favorable. Mom and Dad brought Hope to visit and we took her out to supper to a pizza place we love while Mom and Dad stayed with Dave.
I know we still have a long road to go, but we are praising the Lord that he has heard our pleas and prayers and today we received some positive news:) Please continue to pray that the lymphatic fluid stops. It is still draining a lot, and we really need it to stop soon. If it does not then David will have to stay longer and receive his nutrition through IV:(
The oncology team is meeting with us at 9 a.m. to talk about the next phase and his treatments. Please pray for that meeting-it is rally hard to use words like oncology, cancer, chemo, etc... Someone dropped off a book today titled Children With Cancer and I wanted to throw it across the room.
We love you all and lets all celebrate this little victory!!! You all have approached the throne of Grace on our behalf and we are so thankful! We will keep you posted after the oncology meeting tomorrow