Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The big day has arrived...


That's right. Tomorrow Bree will undergo a bone marrow biopsy, an MRI of her chest, abdomen and pelvis and urine tests to determine if the chemotherapy she has done for the past 3 months have been working on getting rid of this horrible cancer.

The bone marrow biopsy will look at specific cells (neuroblasts) and this result may be high, low or none at all. We are hoping, of course, for the none at all category. The doctors are hopeful as well. She will also have a urine test, basically just a urine sample and this will test for catecholamines (specific cancerous cells). The MRI will take pictures of her organs and determine the size of her tumor. The tumor may be the same size, or it may have shrunk due to the chemo or it may now turn into a benign tumor (non cancerous). We will know more once ALL the test results come back.

She will be put to sleep because the MRI can take up to 2 hours and the bone marrow takes a while also. I also wanted to let anyone reading this that we will be fasting as a family tomorrow while she having these tests done. Of course, we are asking Heavenly Father that the cancer be gone. However, if this not be His will, we will proceed with the next step. Which would be 4 more rounds of chemo, possible radiation and more tests to follow. I'll post what the results will be on my blog and we should know some on Friday and the rest on Monday....hopefully!

Sorry this was so short. Time is short around here. Thanks for thinking, praying and keeping our little girl in your thoughts!



30 comments:

Andrea said...

i will be praying for your sweet baby bree and your family

Mary said...

We have been and continue to pray for a miracle. We love you guys and are with you all the way. Much love to you, Justin and kids! M & J

Megan said...

still praying..thank you for updating

*tara* said...

i wish you the best of luck and i will be praying for your sweet family

The Jacobs Family said...

We will definitely be praying for little Bree. Good luck!

LinK said...

My prayers will be with baby Bree and your family.

Annie and Clayton Evans said...

We will continue to pray for that cute Bree!!!

Brittany Williams said...

We will be extra for you guys tomorrow. Good luck, and please let us know if we can do anything for you.

The Williams Ü

Brittany Williams said...

What I wanted to say was that we will be praying extra for you tomorrow.

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Kasey said...

I will say a prayer (and continue to pray) for your sweet Bree and your family. I know God has wonderful things in store for her. It is such a blessing to me to see her beautiful little smile.

Tina said...

We're with ya!

Kathleen said...

We will continue our prayers for Bree and her wonderful parents and brothers. Remember that the Lord said and STILL says,"all flesh is in mine hands; be still and know that I am God" (Doctrine & Covenants 101:16) We love you!

Ashleigh and Zebb said...

Always in my prayers!!!

Kennedy said...

Your family and your sweet baby girl are in our prayers and thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to update us.

ZippityDoDaw said...

I will be praying for your sweet baby. Thank you for helping us know the best things to pray for. Miracles saved my brother 3 year old brother from his cancer, Miracles do happen. This sweet angel is in my prayers...

Dawny P said...

From me and my family in the UK, to you and yours in the US, and from one mother to another, I send our love, thoughts and prayers that the news will be positive for your precious baby Bree. Love and hugs darlin' xxxxxx

The Reed Family said...

Our thoughts and prayers are continually with Breezy and your family. I know that the test results will be good, because with God, all things are possible. I love the scripture Kathleen shared. It gives me such peace and confidence. We love you so much.

Angie said...

I can't imagine everything that your family has been through. We had a small taste with Parker and Kasidee, and my heart hurts for you all! We will keep you all in our prayers. We KNOW that miracles happen, we will pray for one for you.

Jason and Shay Johnson said...

Best of luck to you and your family...our prayers are with you.

Steph said...

We'll be praying for you today even more than we have been--for the cancer to be gone, and for the testing to go smoothly and be easy on her. We love you all so much!

Brooke said...

We will pray extra hard today! Can't wait to hear the results. Thanks for the update!

Kym said...

We will continue to pray for little Bree and your family. She really looks good in the pictures! What a trooper :)

Chelsey said...

Oh, i hope I hope!!!!

dustin and amy said...

We will be praying and thinking of your family tomorrow, as we do everyday!!!!

Michelle said...

Kari! I had no idea what all had been going on in your sweet family! My prayers are with you!!!!

Had no idea you had a blog too - will keep on watching for updates!

Stewart Randall said...

Our thoughts are with you all! x

Maggie said...

You are in our prayers!

freckledesigns said...

Loves and prayers to the family~ from cousins

EmileeandJonny said...

We are praying for Bree all the time and want you guys to know how much we admire your faith and courage.

Aimee's Family Journal said...

I missed your fast! Darn! I am looking forward to hearing the results, and you next move! My heart goes out to you.