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Ok now onto the update of this past week. This week was like no other, it was slightly challenging with my mother and father having surgery. Ellie also had to go downtown for Chemotherapy and monthly checkup. But I am happy to say that this week has been a complete success. Both surgeries went extremely well and both my parents are amazing. They both have recovered like rock stars. I guess we know were Ellie gets her strength from.
This week as Ellie was getting a checkup from Doctor Goldman, I thought back a year and half ago and realized how far Ellie have come. As she giggled while Doctor Goldman checked her out. Right before he left he said “Wow, my girlfriend likes me so much better these days.” Took me a minute to catch on I was about to say “Your Girlfriend? You have a wife” but luckily I figured out that he was talking about Ellie. In my last post I stated Ellie’s tumor is an mm smaller in one direction and the cysts inside have grown. The doctor wanted to be clear that this could mean one of two things that the tumor is about to attack and grow or the Chemotherapy is working and it is deadening the cancer cells. We here are leaning towards the deadening of the cancer. But it really stinks that even when you get good news there is always underlining concern for bad news. But Ellie is doing amazingly well. I had her IEP meeting at school and we were all very impressed by how well she is doing considering she has chemotherapy each week, misses quit a bit of school, and has short term memory loss. So all and all I am so pleased how far Ellie has come in the past two years. The other day I was saying to my sister that Ellie was going to be in fifth grade in two years and switching schools. My sister said, “Wow isn’t that exciting” My response was “NO” (I’m thinking in my head she is growing up too fast). Well my sister explained what she was thinking, she was thinking that two years ago we couldn’t even picture a month down the road and now I believe that she is going to survive this. She has to survive this. Till next time Happy Belated Valentines Day.
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