"Oh happy, happy day!"
This is a line from a play that our family says to each other when something great has happened. (I love how families have little things that make them unique --things that an outsider would not understand or think was funny.)
We had a happy, happy day today.
Talitha does not have ANY cancer cells showing up in her spinal fluid!!!!!!
When I asked about it this morning the Dr. and NP were all casual about it and I was freaking out. They said that they had expected her to not have any cancer cells, a relapse at this point would not be a good thing. They said that they were pretty confident in the procedures that she went through. They said that they expect that she will have no cancer cells show up in her 100th day check also.
I was amazed. Stunned. The way that everyone talked about it earlier made the word "radiation" come up as if they expected that she would have cancer show up and we'd have to zap it when she was old enough.
I don't understand it all, but today we'll take "cancer free."
Talitha's MRI went well and looked normal. Her hearing test read a little better than last week's test and so for now, no hearing aids recommended. And you know, I'm sure their "procedures" are great and all but I happen to feel we're experiencing a miracle.
Thank you for believing.
As I was driving home a song about miracles kept popping into my head. It's from Disney's "Prince of Egypt"--the story of Moses and the Children of Israel. Here are a few of the lines:
Many nights we pray
With no proof anyone could hear
And our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood
Now we are not afraid
Although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains long
Before we knew we could
There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe