Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crucial Scans

     These past several weeks have been very busy, and sometimes very difficult for our family, so please forgive the lack of updates.  As you may have seen on our Facebook page, Hazel's second of three rounds that we hope to be the last, was pushed back due to her platelet count not recovering enough.  So her doctors and we decided that with her body being as tired as it is, she would not need to complete a third round, and instead pushed up her scans to TODAY!  

     If her scan results today come back clear (like we hope the last ones were), she can be finished with chemotherapy!  She will remain on her ALK Inhibitor medication at home for an indefinite amount of time, but the harsh, hospital visit requiring, adult strength chemotherapy no longer will have to be pumped through our daughter's veins!  So these scans are absolutely crucial and we beg you for your thoughts and prayers.

     For me, it is difficult to remain hopeful for these results, because the last time I felt hope, our world was shattered with the news of her relapse.  My depression and anxiety have also made it near impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I am personally, really relying on YOUR hopefulness and prayers, and that of my amazing family and friends to get me through.  The road of a cancer parent in arduous, long, and can make even the strongest of spirit fall to their knees in desperation. So if you know of anyone walking this road, don't be afraid to reach out out of fear of being an imposition, or not knowing what to say.  Let them know that, although you may not know what to do or what to say, you are here for them and you love them. And that despite their circumstances, you know that they are also a human being with emotions and needs that can be cared for.  Show up for them.  Love them. Pray for them.  Don't forget them in their long journey.  I can tell you for sure, they will be overwhelmingly grateful.

    As soon as I get results, I will post here to share them  with you, so be on the look out. Thank you all so much for your continued support for our daughter and for our family. We love you all!

22 comments:

  1. Prayers and best wishes for good results (sorry I don't know the correct terms).

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  2. I am praying for your Hazel....she is an awesome little girl

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  3. Praying for Hazel and the whole family every day... You're not alone. 😘❤️❤️❤️

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  4. Prayers and hugs sent, you and your family are in my thoughts everyday

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  5. Praying all of the time <3 Hang in there!

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  6. May God give you the kind of strength only He can. You are a faithful mama bear. Your baby is blessed to have you walk along side her.

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  7. Agreed- I keep telling my friends to please stay my friend through this.
    Good luck on scans! We have ours next week.

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  8. We love you Hazel and family!!!! Praying lots and lots!

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  9. Praying for sweet little Hazel! Praying for your family!

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  10. Praying so hard for clean scans for hazel. My husband is going through is own cancer battle and your words were spot on. Praying over all of you for peace and comfort!

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  11. Praying for Hazel, for your family and for you, Lauren, Everyday. Please Lord, let little Hazel's scan be Clear. Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art Thou among women, and Blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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  12. God Bless Hazel and her wonderful family. Prayers for her clear results!

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  13. Our family is paying for yours! God loves you!

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  14. Sending good vibes and hope that Hazel scans bring good news!*hugs*

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  15. With tears in my eyes, my heart aches for you and your family. This is the MOST difficult thing anyone could go through. I love you and I pray that God will give you HIS hope, HIS strength, and HIS joy. There are no words to make this better, no magic to take the pain away. I will be praying without ceasing.

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  16. Cathy LivingstonJuly 25, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    Hazel and your family are in my daily prayers. Know that you have a "village" supporting you. God Bless

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  17. Love you Hazel and Mama! Praying for you and holding you in my heart! 💗

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  18. Love, prayers and strength for your sweet Hazel and your family 🙏🏻💗🙏🏻💗🙏🏻💗🙏🏻

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  19. Zoey and I were at CHLA in Friday for her year hem/onc check and we saw Hazel in the lobby and were able to say a quick hello to her! Praying for all clear sweet Hazel. Praying for your mama heart. This road is indeed long and arduous and the fear and anxiety often make our prayer life obsolete. So we will pray for you now and carry you in these moments of uncertainty.

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