Natalie had an appoint yesterday with the hemo dr. We had been waiting on results from the genetics test. A few weeks back the docs told us that she didn't have any cancer cells in her blood but they were sure the cancer was dormant in her because its a recessive gene. Natalie was feeling tired and said that she felt something wasn't right. She has been taking 6MP and another medication as maintenance chemo. Well yesterday we saw Dr. O and she had wonderful news. Natalie is in remission and there are 0 cancer cells and the recessive gene has dissipated. Dr. O's exact words "you are a miracle in my 10 years of practicing I have no medical explanation for this, you need to write to the Vatican and petition for sainthood because we have no way to explain how this gene is gone." How freaking awesome is that?? I want to thank everyone that has kept our family in your prayers. My mother has always said that Natalie is a walking miracle. Well by God we have proof. To all the Nay Sayers out there this is all I have to say: The power of prayer works and don't ever give up hope. God is good and he is there with us every step of the way.
I called to make an appointment for Natalie at Moffitt Cancer Center because she needs to get a bone marrow transplant. She needs to get one done right now that she is in remission because Dr. O says that the cancer will come back, because it has already came back 2 times. Jacqueline my youngest daughter is her exact match so thank God we don't have to worry about a donor. Hopefully they get back to me soon, because it's going to be a lengthy process.
All this seems surreal, in May we were told that Natalie would be dead within 6 months and now we get this awesome news. The weight I have carried on my shoulders has some what lifted. It is still there because I know the there is a long road ahead of us we still will be going through; hopefully soon. There are consequences; can be fatal consequences. Natalie is going to take that risk. She said she is doing it for her and for Adriana. I pray the Lord sees us through this and that this time next year I will be giving y'all great news on Natalie's progress. Please keep my family in your prayers as we have a long road ahead of us. Thank you all! I'll keep y'all posted