Friday, June 5, 2009

Looking Up and Smiling...

Things are good....the close your eyes, slowly inhale, exhale and smile kind of good.

Tim went for his PET scan today. The time couldn't pass fast enough till the time I had to meet Tim for the results. I cried before I left the house; cried on my way to meet him and cried again when I left Tim to drive home. The stress has been building. I have felt it and so has Tim.

With the test done we were able to have a look at the results. The news was good although I will say that it has taken me most of the day to realize that the news is better than I was letting myself believe it was at first!

According to the scans the radiation did the job it was meant to do. :) YAY, YAY and YAY some more!

They did find a few spots in Tim's lungs that are indicative of pneumonia. Interestingly enough for the past few days Tim has been running a low grade fever so it seems that we have found the cause of that fever. Tim's hemotology oncologist was contacted and she called in some meds for him. They think that the pneumonia is being caused by aspiration....that when he swallows his little flapper that keeps things from going into his lungs, isn't working quite right. We go to see the fabulous Dr. O on Tuesday so he will be able to further address the issue, maybe by sending Tim for a barium swallow test to see what is happening.

So after 12 long weeks since the end of radiation the news is good and for that we are thankful. We are looking up and smiling. :)

Proverbs 25:25
"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news....."


Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear the news!!!!!
Keep looking up!

John and Erin said...

YAAAAAY!!!!!! I'm sooo happy for you guys!!!!! We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers though...every little bit helps...but for now, take a load off, and enjoy this awesome news!!!

GRAMEE said...

i am so happy for you all!
our prayers have been answered.
i hope all goes well with the "new problem"

Coopers said...

GREAT NEWS! Lots of prayers have been answered! Now relax and enjoy your summer!

Kimberly said...

We are so glad to hear your good news! We are happy the world is bright and your shoulders are lighter today! We love you.

Gail said...

I could not be happier. It took me 2 days to get the nerve to pull up your blog.
God is good.
Gail (and Bill)

JackieToo said...