Friday, August 20, 2010

Remember: Doctors are only Practicing

I love all of our doctors a Riley, they have come to be part of our family. They hurt when we hurt and they are celebrating when we celebrate. With that said, can I just make the announcement that our doctors were WRONG. This is not to rub it in their faces but to show you that you should not just take their word for it, the are just practicing. Trust your intuition and go with it. You know how I mentioned back here that we had an MRI and it showed the tumor had grown through the worst chemo regimen possible?

Well, I am here to tell you that MIRACLES do come true! On Tuesday August 17th my mom and I made the long journey to Indy for a 3 hour MRI that performed multiple kinds of scans. We then had an appointment with our Oncologist where they checked him out before he was to start radiation on September 2nd. I knew we wouldn't have answers that day but went home with butterflies in my stomach. Around 8 am on the 18th I got a call from our WONDERFUL neurosurgeon. She knew I was sitting on pins and needles and began to tell me the best news I have heard in a LONG time. She said it appears that the area under suspicion is not tumor at all. They are not quite sure what it is, it could be contused brain, dead tumor, or just something else very weird. She commented that this is the best news she has ever been able to give us and it was sooooo true-Our God is an Awesome God!  Dr. Ackerman said most likely we would NOT do radiation and start chemo back up but that Dr. Shih would be calling me to discuss all this further.

About an hour later Dr. Shih called. You could tell he was very happy with the findings and basically in not so many words let us know that they compared acids from the "regular" brain to the area under suspicion, they were the same-if it was a tumor then you would see a higher acidity in the tumor region. The perfusion scan which showed the blood supply into the brain and surrounding area showed the exact same thing. Not increased blood supply to the area under suspicion.

Wednesday all the miracles and prayers my family and thousands around the country had been praying for  finally came true. Instead of contacting HOSPICE and making funeral arrangements I am now looking forward to chemo, the stem cell transplant and getting his central line and g-tube out. We still have a long way to go but instead of thinking of the short amount of time we have left we have been given and new chance to watch him grow up!

If this post doesn't strike any other chords with you, let it show you that a) MIRACLES DO COME TRUE and b) Doctors are not god and only "Practice" medicine.

37 comments:

  1. This news has made my day!!! The power of prayer is an amazing thing. I will continue to pray for your family. Our God is good!!!

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  2. Such phenomenal news, Beth.. I'm SOOOOO happy for your family!!

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  3. THANK GOD!!! That is amazing news! God certainly did listen to all the prayers and made a miracle happen! Couldn't be happier for all of you!

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  4. FAITH never FAILS. What a blessing that you received such a miracle. i am so so so glad to hear this news! Miracles are so miraculous... in that they DO HAPPEN! I testify of it. Even if ours ended too soon! WE love you and pray for yours on a regular basis! xoxoxo, jess

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  5. i just wanted to wish you best of luck on the rest of your journey, your son is incredibly beautiful and the news you received is amazing!!!

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  6. I have been following your blog for awhile and after reading this post, I am crying tears of JOY! My heart is rejoicing for you! Thank you God for answered prayers and for everyday miracles!!

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  7. Praising God for this news and will continue to pray for Keegan as he completes the rest of his treatments.

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  8. This is the best news I have heard in awhile. I have been following your blog and praying for your family and Keegan. My heart broke for you when I read that the tumor had returned. I will continue to pray that Keegan will win this fight!!!

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  9. I'm so happy for you! I found your blog a few weeks ago and I've been praying for your family.

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  10. I am very happy to hear this wonderful news. My kids and I have been praying for Keegan and for a miracle. I cannot wait to share the good news with the kids and remind them of the power of prayer. We will continue to pray for Keegan and your family.

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  11. That is SO amazing!

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  12. Praise the Lord! How wonderful! God is sooo good! I am so excited for your family!!!! :)

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  13. That is WONDERFUL news! I have been following your blog quietly...sending prayers your way. God is GREAT!

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  14. Yippee!!! Crying tears of joy over here. Love the line about "practicing" medicine. SO TRUE. God is GOOD!

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  15. This is so amazing!! What wonderful news!!! God is definitely watching over that precious little angel!

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  16. Claim that Keegan is already healed! God's power is unfathomable. :)

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  17. I have been praying for Keegan and do believe with all my heart that this is the work of God.

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  18. Tears of happiness are streaming down my cheeks.

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  19. Chris and I are both saying thank you prayers right now. Miracles do happen every day. We are so happy for y'all. *hugs*

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  20. I am crying so many happy tears for you right now :)

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  21. Hi Beth,

    This is Mary Ellen's roommate from Western (hi!). I am so happy to hear your amazing news. Keegan and your family have been in my thoughts as I go through chemo therapy myself for a rare bone cancer. I will continue to follow and wish nothing but the best.

    Love,
    Jenna

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  22. SO AMAZING!! I am so, so, so happy for your good news. I know some of what you are going through and it is not a pretty road so good news needs to be celebrated!!!!
    God is good!

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  23. I just got back from vacation to see this news... that is awesome!

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  24. That is just fantastic! I am so happy to hear this news! Yay for Keegan, and for you!

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  25. I got goosebumps reading this awesome news. God is good. Still praying for your family untill all of this is behind you. God Bless.

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  26. God is great and Keegan is the best miracle! What happy news, I am so thrilled for your family and of course, we'll keep praying for the little guy, but what a blessing to have such amazing news!

    Doctors are human too, and are trying to learn as they go at times...thank God modern medicine and those doctors are all there to help Keegan, and thank God he has parents like you and Ryan!

    Much love,
    Paula

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  27. Cole'n'Kate's MamaAugust 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    I have been following your blog for the past several weeks, and after reading this, I BURST into tears.
    What amazing news, a true miracle.
    I hold my babies a little tighter because of you, Keegan. Thank you for bringing us closer.

    May God bless you with continous good news!

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  28. My son had medulloblastoma and fought for 4 long years. What a true blessing you've received with this news! Praying for you!

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  30. Oh, I'm so happy for you all! Good luck with the rest of the treatment! Praying for you.

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  31. Praise God! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keegan's story speaks to me for so many reasons... and I'm in awe of your strength! Just like Cole'n'Kate's mama- I hold my little one little tighter just from reading your blog. My baby boy is 16 months & we're about to go color a picture to hang on our refrigerator with Keegan's name on it as a reminder to keep praying for him! May God continue to bless you!!! Thank you for sharing your story with so many!!!

    ~Wyatt's Mommy

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  32. This is wonderful news. I have read your blog a few times as I visit another one of your blog followers. For some reason today I just had to go and look. This is wonderful news. Praise the Good and Mighty Lord. I want you to know that I work downtown Indy and would love to make you and your family a care package sometime. I will continue to pray for miracles like these. Your little boy is so adorable and so precious. I am so happy for your family and what this good news brings.

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  33. This is amazing news!! My family and I have been praying for you guys! :)

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