Friday, September 18, 2009

Good News at 18 months!


This past Wednesday Bree had her "3 month scan" and check-up. Yesterday our nurse called and told us that everything looks great. There was no sign of any new growth. She also had blood work done as well as a few different tests on her urine to look for "tumor markers." There was good news on this as well. No cancer cells found. If anything were growing that couldn't be seen on her MRI, it would show up in her blood work and urine tests. So, GOOD NEWS! We are so incredibly grateful.

Miss Breezy has grown into such a sweet lady over the past few months. She really is a ray of sunshine. As for her 18 month stats, she's 30 inches tall, and 19 lbs 6 oz. She adores necklaces, bracelets and of course, shoes. Today I had to buy some soccer cleats for my boys and she walked over to the wall of shoes and picked out some bright red shoes and started to try them on. She has a few words "Momma, Dadda, shoes, all done & dogga (doggie)." She adores her brothers, she walks around the house like she owns everything and everyone. She babbles in her own language. She loves any and all baby dolls. She's beginning to be clingy to Mommy but adores her Dad. She's shy yet fiesty. She loves books and her blanket. She squeals with delight when its bath time and tries to run as fast as her legs will take her up the stairs. She loves to read books and she loves to cuddle.

As I was driving her home from her tests on Wednesday I couldn't help but tear up. This little girl has been through so much at her young age. I'm so thankful for this strong little girl. I'm completely wrapped up in her. I'm excited to watch her grow, I'm ecstatic that she'll have a normal life, free from cancer. I know everything won't be roses all the time but at this moment in her young life, I'm thankful she gets the chance.



20 comments:

Tina said...

She is amazing... and so are all the rest of you...

Gina and David said...

Such wonderful news. I'm so happy to hear that all is well. You have a very special little girl there.

Kathleen said...

Just the news we were hoping to hear! Thank you so much for keeping us updated. She's gorgeous as ever!!

Tane' Smith said...

Kari, I am so excited to hear that Bree is doing so awesome! I saw Justin a couple months ago at Great Clips and he said that she was doing great! I was so glad to hear that! You have such an awesome family and deserve the very best! Bree looks so beautiful and your boys are so handsome and have grown up so much! I wish your family the best of luck!

Steph said...

Such a sweet girl! So glad to hear this good news. We think of her often and continue to pray for her to stay cancer-free. So funny that one of her words is shoes--she's a girl after Brielle's heart!

Amy Lemmermann said...

We were SOO happy to get the news!! Congrats!!!

Kathryn said...

So happy to hear that Kari. I think you hit it perfectly on the head that she will have a normal life free of cancer. It won't be all roses, but she gets the chance. What a beautiful thought!

the bates motel said...

yeah! so happy for bree and you guys! she's such a sweetie! and so glad she "gets the chance". you guys deserve the good news!

Nuestra Familia said...

YAY!!! Happy year and a half sweet Bree. Best news ever. Love her picture and her beautiful smile.

brownymama said...

We were so happy to hear the test results. The kids still keep praying for her to get better sometimes. I keep telling them we can just say thank you for helping her get better now. And she really is adorable with that whole shoe fetish. (: We love ya! Did you really have to buy Gunner new cleats? I feel horrible about that!

Jessica said...

So, so glad to hear this, Kari! Amazing. How is your father in law doing?

The Gerard Family said...

THat is such awesome news...so happy for you and your family...you deserve this great news and so glad she is happy and healthy!!

kelli said...

WONDERFUL!!!

Wendy said...

Wonderful! What a beautiful girl and excellent news. May she enjoy every happiness, she has earned every hop, toy, and every Popsicle!

Grandma and Grandpa cook said...

We love the new picture of Bree, but most of all we just can't say enough gratiude to the Lord for the miracles of this past year. She is such a strong spirit, with a special purpose here on earth and with a very special family as well. Our prayers will go on and on and on for years to come.
Love and Kisses to everyone

Brooke said...

That is awesome news!! I am sure you guys are elated!! What a sweet heart!

JakenDebbie said...

Little Bree really has been through so much..as have you! But you are all the stronger for it. And your example has been a strength to so many others...me included. :) It is wonderful to see Bree thriving and doing so well! I am so happy for this wonderful news!! Love you!

Kerri Bowden said...

I have been following your blog for a while - checking in on your beautiful family and am so thrilled that your little gal is home and healthy! Your positive attitude is such an inspiration - best wishes to your new, cancer free life!

Travis and Amber said...

Hey Kari-we had some much fun with your family the other night-hope it's ok to read your blog. So thankkful that you have shared this experience with the ward-it's has mad an impact on a lot of people-including us-thank you! And so happy all is good! (the Wiser's)

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