Today Bree had a fever of 101.5. In the past 7 months, had she had this high of a fever, we’d immediately be checked into the hospital and most likely be admitted for a bacterial infection or neutropenia (no white blood cells). This time it was due to an ear infection. An ear infection, I’ll take it!
We got to drive back home to our house, give her some medicine and I was able to put her to bed. No hospitals, no scares that she had a bacterial infection. No worry that she was in septic shock. It was a GREAT feeling.
Tonight I feel very grateful. Grateful to a Heavenly Father that truly granted us a tender mercy when He showed us that Bree had black eyes. Without this sign, we would have never known she had cancer. It might have been another year or two before the tumor inside her tummy was found. And with her cancer (neuroblastoma), the older the child is when it’s found, the worse the outcome can be. I’ll always be grateful for those beautiful black eyes.
So, I’m thankful for this moment, this time that we get to spend with Bree and with our entire family being together enjoying one another. I’m sure years from now when she’s a teenager and she’s driving Justin & I crazy, I will look back on these moments in time and feel grateful once again, that we have her, that she beat this cancer and that we can watch her grow into a beautiful young woman. I can’t wait.