Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Scan Results

     Today was the day we received the results of all of Hazel's scans, and I have to say that our God is good!  We did not receive the coveted NED results we all were praying for, but we got as close to it as I think we possibly could have.  Our little Hazelnut's body is completely clear of cancer (praise God!!), but there was a small spot in her kidney that lit up on her MIBG scan.  Dr. Tran informed us that this small spot could either be residual disease, or actually just normal kidney uptake that is lighting up; and it is near IMPOSSIBLE to determine which it is.  So we do not have a definitive answer as to whether or not our daughter is cancer free, which is a bit frustrating.  However, the doctor's opinion is that it is much more likely that the small spot is normal kidney uptake and not cancer, and he is optimistic for her and very pleased with these results!  If it is residual disease, the spot is much smaller than any of her other scans and would more than likely be taken care of during Immunotherapy.  In addition, many of his other patients (which are also many of our good friends/family we have grown to know and love on this Neuroblastoma journey), have gone into Immunotherapy with quite a bit more disease than this potential spot on Hazel's kidney.  Furthermore, neuroblastoma is an extremely aggressive form of childhood cancer, that likes to progress when off chemotherapy and other forms of treatment, so that fact that Hazel showed absolutely no signs of progression is an extremely wonderful piece of news to hold on to! So overall, we are very encouraged and know that God is hearing the cries of our hearts.  I would like to spend some time to fill you all in on what is coming next, but we ended up waiting for two and a half hours for this appointment today, after having physical therapy in the morning; so we are  absolutely exhausted!  Please keep praying and I will post again very soon!

42 comments:

  1. I am extremely happy about the results!! I will keep praying for her & your family!!! Many blessings to you guys!!! Much love from CA!!

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  2. so happy for this news!! prayers still coming your way!! I have been following hazels story since I saw the "send pizza" story online! hazel you are so strong keep fighting! and happy belated birthday!!

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  3. Wow! Great news!! Love you all.
    Monica

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  4. I can't find the words that explain how happy I am for your Hazel and your family. God Blessed you with a wonderful family. I will forever pray for your family and that the news continues to stay wonderful. Thank-you for sharing this adventure of yours. Times have been tough, You brought a lot of people back to God during these many months as we watched, worried and prayed for Hazel. God Bless you all.

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  5. So thankful that Hazel's results came back with good results. Our family will continue to pray for her and for all of you. God bless all of you!

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  6. I could cry this is wonderful news god bless her

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  7. This child is amazing. Anyone who has gone threw what she and her family have had to go threw is something to praise. I am so happy for you all right now I'm jumping up and down. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers love the updates.

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  8. This child is amazing. Anyone who has gone threw what she and her family have had to go threw is something to praise. I am so happy for you all right now I'm jumping up and down. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers love the updates.

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  9. Wonderful news and praise God always!! So happy for you and the family.

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  10. Don't forget God is in control. He knows if she is cancer free .. just trust and believe. It's great news ...prayers still continuing .

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  11. I"be been following your daughter progress and reposting, I"am happy that she is doing well and I be praying for much more of her recovery. Thank God for hearing everyone prayers.

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  12. That is amazing news. Celebrate! !

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  13. Praise The Lord!! He is so good. We here in KL are all so happy, there are not words but we celebrate Hazelnuts beautiful life to come and your wonderful family. May God always keep you all in His loving arms xx

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  14. So happy to hear her results!! I like to pray in my closet during really tough times, and she was kept in my prayers last night. Very happy to see this!

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  15. Congratulations to the beautiful Hazel and her family! but above all, all honor and all glory to God! who is who in the Hazel allowed this small winning this tough battle! .. I will keep praying and asking for her, it all works out to 100% and that speck disappears very soon! God willing it will be so! many beautiful and congratulations continuous fighting, we are with you! many blessings and God be with you always! ... P. S. Gorgeous and beautiful Hazel! you've stolen my heart! We love you!

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  16. Yay praise the Lord, may this be the first step to a long and happy "the rest of her life" the "after cancer" part of her life. She is always in our prayers

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  17. hi af been following hazelnuts i have got one big smile on my face xxxx......

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  18. Praise the Lord all my soul!! Our Blakelee goes today for her check up at Children's in Birmingham. She had her 4th happy bday Monday and is so excited you are going to get to celebrate yours at home! I'm sure y'all would be best of friends if you lived closer together. We pray for you
    daily. She loves looking at your pictures and she calls you"her hazelnut" too. We are just so excited for you and the plans God has for you. Enjoy your bday sweet girl!!! Praying for you in Alabama with Blakelee!!!

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  19. Estou muito muito muito feliz com o resultado. Deus é bom e opera maravilhas. Com certeza não será nada de preocupante. Logo sumirá a mancha. A nossa pequena heroína chegou ao fim dessa batalha com uma grande vitória. E nós ficamos felizes com essa vitória. Vocês, pais e irmãos, fizeram toda diferença, pois deram motivos incríveis para ela travar essa batalha e vencer. Continue nos dando notícias. Vocês serão muito felizes, como um conto de fadas...FELIZES PARA SEMPRE. beijos Bel Canavese (Brasil)

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  20. That is such wonderful news! Praying for y'all.

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  21. thank god, nice to hear great news love to see her smile. my prayers are with her always.

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  22. Nothing but amazing news GOD is so SO good! -Heather

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  23. Amazing news!! Praise God! He is so good all the time.

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  24. Thank God, thank God!!!!! Prayers for Hazel and your family and that that pesky little spot is just a kidney uptake
    Lots of Love,
    Lauren

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  25. SMILE inside and out! Great news!!!

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  26. Great news. Praying the spot is NOTHING! Go Hazel!!!

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  27. Amen! wont he do it!! Cure baby Hazel Lord God!!!!

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  28. God is good and faithful all the time! Praise God!
    You will continue to be in our prayers!

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  29. Lauren, What great new this is. GOD has answered and the answer is Love. Hazel we will continue to pray for prayer is the answer to all things. GOD be with you and your family.

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  30. This is wonderful news!!! God is good, all the time. I will continue to keep sweet little Hazel and your family in my prayers.

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  31. As much as NED would have be nice-this is really wonderful news too. The love and prayers for Hazel will continue to make the difference-that and her amazing Doctors! Congrats to all of you for a job well done. Now to keep it going through immunotherapy!

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  32. I don't believe in the God of your understanding. I believe in doctors, luck, and the love of a family like yours. I believe in the powet of people putting their collective energy into something. I hope Hazel is lucky. I have come to love her and you, Lauren, through your posts and photos. I remember in November, when things were so dire, staying up all night praying and begging the Universe (the 'god' of my understanding) to spare her. To spare you the pain. I don't have the hubris to claim credit, but I am glad in my heart for this news. You have changed my life by posting your journey. Maybe that is all we can ever know, or need to know, of God's existence.

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  33. Lord we praise Your holy name and thank You!

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  34. Oh das ist wunderbar ich bete für euch das es entlich ein ende mit dem Krebs hat.

    Ihr seit starke Eltern einer starken Tochter

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  35. Our GOD is truly an awesome GOD and the Great Physician. Keep praying and keep the faith. Big Hugs and GOD bless! I am an elementary schoolmate of your Mom, Linda. I have looked for her for years and found her thru Kittridge St. School Alumni list. Then found her on facebook. I sent her a friend request and I hope she gets my message. Take care - Pam (Elkins) Churchill. Facebook name is .Pj Churchill

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  36. Amazing news. So happy to hear this.

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