Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Completely Bittersweet.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100
I can't believe I am actually writing this post. Dr. Al just called from St. Jude. Olivia's bone marrow results are in. Her cancerous cells have significantly reduced to a point that takes them out of the classification of AML. The cancerous cells are virtually non-existent. She does not have leukemia. Her bone marrow is producing lots and lots of beautiful, healthy, wonderful, new cells. The bone marrow was so stressed and just reacting to how sick her little body was prior to surgery. St. Jude will still keep close tabs on Olivia and repeat a bone marrow biopsy in 6-8 months. It's so hard to believe that we have one of God's great miracles in our lives. We are so truly blessed. The power of prayer is absolutey amazing. Thanks be to God!


George and Janel Dranes said...

Thanks be to God!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!! We heard the news at school! Judy

The Hawkinson Gang said...

TEARS....and I already knew! Thanks be to God!

Leesa Palmer said...

Way to go, Olivia! I just knew you would be okay. You have already gone through enough. Praise be to God! The Palmers

Anonymous said...

Wow, the power of prayer!! Congratulations, we will continue to pray in thanksgiving of her good health. Kay

Judy said...

God's mercy never ceases to amaze me!! Unbelievable! Thank you Jesus!! I'm going to have to post about this on my blog!!

Pottymomma said...

What WONDERFUL news!!!!

Anonymous said...

pheeeww!! what a relief. keep up the good work Liv!!

Bethany, RN PICU

Anonymous said...

Wow! God is good! :)
We are cheering with you!
Jen Weber

the*4*of*us said...

what a wonderful miracle from God!!!!

threekidchaos said...

God is good all the time, & all the time God is good!

YAY!! What an answer to prayers!


Lynn Lotz said...

Praise be to God! What wonderful news for Olivia and all of you.

Anonymous said...

Wow...that is amazing and wonderful news! Whew! I bet you will ALL have beutiful dreams tonight! Olivia, you are one tough cookie! Laura S.

Alyssa Cabrera said...

WOW, Congrats. Things look to be moving in the right directions and I hope they can continue to do that for your family. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We couldn't be happier for your family.

The Barshinger family

Big Daddy's Fam said...

Julie, I hardly know what to say. "Congratulations" just doesn't sound like a strong enough word to use when your family has been blessed with this wonderful miracle. I'm so thrilled for all of you! You guys deserve this break and most of all, tough little Olivia.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Oliva! And yes Thanks be to God!

Stacy, Matt,
Nicholas, James, and John Bierman

Anonymous said...

Way to go Oliva. And yes Thanks be to God!

The Bierman's
Matt, Stacy,
Nicholas, James, and John

Ellen Davis said...

Wow, this is most certainly unbelievable. We're thrilled!