Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006



Three Month Scans Are CLEAR

Rebekah's scans are CLEAR! No signs of cancer. They did show some sinusitis, so the doctor gave us a prescription for an antibiotic for that. I expect that will be an ongoing issue for Miss Rebekah. The radiation has done its damage. But, it can be treated and we can be thankful for that.

We asked the doctor about whether we should expect her hair to come in on the left side "later" or would we have seen it by now? She said it will probably be difficult for it to come in, so her hair will likely be much thinner on that side, but the comb over look just might work. Pretty much what we figured. There are worse things!

She seems to have sprouted up a bit in height 104.5 cm now and the last heights I can recall from during treatment were just over 103 cm. Her weight is just about the same - a little bit lighter from not having much pediasure over the weekend (with the anesthesia and potential nausea and just having too many fun things to do instead of sitting and getting some nutrition).

Unless we think Rebekah needs seen, our next round of scans will be August and next appointment with Oncology will be then as well. So, I guess we get to breathe a little easier for a few months.

All in all, a good day.

After our clinic appointment, we went in search of Josh and his family. We knew they were probably hanging out somewhere, since they had a procedure in the morning and clinic appointment in the afternoon. We found them, just where we expected - the Star Lounge. It was good to chat for a bit with them.

Currently, the girls are napping and later we will head to Rebekah's Horse Riding Therapy. I think she will enjoy it. We'll have to wait and see, but not too long...

Thanks for checking in.

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At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 6:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Yeah!!!! That is wonderful news! I am so happy for all of you guys right now. What a relief! You guys need to celebrate.

The Shannons

 
At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 7:12:00 PM, Anonymous Teresa M. Left a thought...

Alleluia! I am rejoicing with you about such wonderful news. Thanks be to God for all He has done and continues to do for you guys :)

 
At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 7:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Fantastic!!! Couldn't receive better news right now! Take care,

The Mikalows

 
At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 7:42:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

I am so THRILLED to hear about this! I can imagine your relief and gratitude. Prayer works.

 
At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:07:00 PM, Blogger Julie Q Left a thought...

That is wonderful news! :)

Take care!

 
At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:59:00 PM, Blogger operamama Left a thought...

I think of Rebekah everyday, and am so glad to hear this news!! will keep praying for her always!

 
At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 9:09:00 PM, Blogger mackeydoodle Left a thought...

Yay Rebekkah!!!!!! I wish you many more years of great health!!!

 
At Wednesday, May 24, 2006 8:26:00 AM, Anonymous Debbie Left a thought...

I'm SO GLAD that all the tests came out clear and SO SORRY I wasn't able to help last week -- I still have Kelsey home sick today. Glad all is well at your house!!!

 
At Wednesday, May 24, 2006 9:50:00 AM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

God is Good! All the Time!
All the Time! God is Good!

I'm rejoicing with you!
Deb

 
At Wednesday, May 24, 2006 9:54:00 AM, Blogger Mike&Mari Left a thought...

God is So Good! Praise Him for Rebekah.

 
At Wednesday, May 24, 2006 10:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

So glad for a good scan report. I'm still thinking of you all and still praying for many more good reports. God is amazing isn't He!!! Leanne from Pa.

 
At Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:12:00 PM, Blogger Katie Left a thought...

such good news

 
At Wednesday, May 24, 2006 7:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

awesome, awesome, awesome! Thought of you guys as I drove past at dinner time...but I didn't have any dinner top drop off = ) Caron

 
At Thursday, May 25, 2006 5:38:00 AM, Anonymous char Left a thought...

Hallelujah! Our God reigns!

 
At Thursday, May 25, 2006 12:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Great news guys!!! Won't it be wonderful if you don't have to make that long drive to Emanuel until August?! I'm certainly tired of it. Hey we finally got the pictures back from Make-A-Wish. It's on our caringbridge site under willrenton. Congratulations! Jill Renton

 
At Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:56:00 PM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

Great news.

 
At Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:50:00 PM, Blogger steve Left a thought...

Praise God!!

 

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