Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Update: Kate McRae- Good News:)

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Kate McRae- August recipient "I Feel the Love Project"

From Kate's CaringBridge site: March 1st.

"2 Corinthians 1:9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 10 He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. 11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

We held chemo yesterday... The plan was already in place before her labwork was back. Kate's oncologist wanted to see what today's scan showed before opting to give it to her. So not surprisingly, we held it. Not much later her urinalysis came back showing protein in her urine, eliminating her from getting it anyways. We were prepared for that, so I wasn't surprised. Disappointed none the less. We decided to wait on even discussing what to do about treatment, her leg, a nephrologist and other symptoms, until we were able to see what was going on in her brain. It was silly to create scenarios when her scan was the following day. I was nervous. Very nervous. So instead of chemo, Kate skipped school and we went to lunch.

So this afternoon was the MRI. We were alone in the waiting room, for which I was grateful. No competition for my raging headache. 

I won't drag this out, as my heart is overwhelmed! We received a phone call from Kate's oncologist while in recovery, only my phone was on vibrate. Then my voice mail wasn't working. So we stopped at the wireless store in hopes they could help with my messages as all calls to the hospital were now being routed to the on call Dr. I don't doubt I looked a little crazy eyed and short of breath as they looked at my phone and tried to help me retrieve the message. 

We are so grateful for Dr Etzl making the point to call us so quickly with the results. Sparing these parents hearts the agony of hours or days of waiting. And we are beyond grateful for Jesus giving us a good scan! The message was brief but enough to hear that they saw no new tumors or recurrent ones! Thank you Jesus! Thank you! Thank you! They are unsure as to Kate's symptoms, or if it is simply from prior damage. Tonight we relish that it is NOT the sign of cancer!

We are so grateful for your prayers! So grateful!! We will update when we know more about treatment and other things. For tonight we celebrate God's mercy toward us today."

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Praise God. What wonderful news.
    God Bless

  2. Such wonderful news!! Sending happy thoughts and prayers your way!

    Kim :)

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