We are so excited to let everyone know that Lizzy is scheduled to have her port removed this Wednesday (April 25)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She had her final chemo treatment last week and today she had an ultrasound and chest x-ray – both came back negative/clear. Thank you God!! She also had bloodwork done today and all of her numbers look good!
We are almost there.
48 more hours. 2 rotations of the earth, and then the port will be gone! I can barely bring myself to believe it. That little bump just below her left shoulder will be gone, and with it, the fear that at any moment she could develop a fever greater than 100.4 which would mean an immediate, emergent trip to the hospital with probable admission and infusion of strong antibiotics. Technically that possibility will still exist, but the constant reminder of that nightmare scenario – that little bump below her shoulder – will be gone. And perhaps we will rest just a bit easier Wednesday night.
I will have a lot more to write after Wednesday. We have been blessed by an incredible team of doctors, nurses and other professionals. We have had to contemplate death, and life, and precious moments, and scary moments, and moments that took our breath away, moments of laughter and joy and tears and screams and peace – sometimes all of those things at the same time. There is much more to say, just not tonight.
Through it all, God has been constant and ever-present. There is absolutely no way – NO WAY – we make it through this without God’s peace and presence in our lives. We are tired – He gives us energy. We are weak – He gives us strength. We have doubts – He remains faithful.
Thank you Prayer Warriors for lifting us up. We needed it from the beginning, and we still need it.
We are almost to the finish line for this episode. Please keep praying. Please keep thanking God for His provision. We are almost there . . . . . .