Friday, April 2, 2010

All of Emily's tests were clear.

Today was the big day at Packard to get the results of Emily's CT, Chest Xray, Blood Test, PET Scan, and Spinal Fluid, and Bone Marrow tests that were done this week. The wonderful news is that all tests were free and clear of cancer ! We are all very happy and relieved that she made it through treatment.

So, what's next? Next month she is going to have an EKG and ECCOgram to assess her heart. One of the medications she was on causes heart damage. They did a scan at the beginning of treatment, and they will compare it with end of treatment to assess how much damage was done. We aren't that worried, I expect some damage to her heart, but I also have the feeling that whatever they observe will heal itself over time. If not, then Stanford is one of the leading Cardiac centers in the country and we'll be in good care.

Other than that she has an appointment to see Dr. Link in about 5 weeks. Until then she doesn't need to worry about her cancer, and we are going to try not to worry either.

I am planning to keep the blog going, but much less frequently than I have been. When she gets her monthly checkups I'll update the blog. Other than that we are going to try to return to our normal somewhat boring lives.

Thanks for listening and letting me "vent" through the toughest thing I've ever had to go through. Also thanks for supporting Tracy and Haley. And most of all for Emily. We feel all the support and love.


Anonymous said...

To all the Pepper Family - We hoped and prayed that this day would come for Emily and now it is here! We are relieved and overwhelmed by the whole experience, and have nothing but praise for Emily, all of you, and, of course, all the doctors, nurses and support staff at Packard and Stanford, who made this all happen. Most of all, we are amazed at our dear sweet Emily and overjoyed at this outcome. We love you.
Grannie & Grampa

Anonymous said...

Praise God!! What wonderful news! We are so happy that what we thought would happen has revealed itself to be true. We will continue to pray for Emily's health and well being.

May God's love and light continue to shine through Emily, Haley, Tracy and you, Chris, and thank you for taking the time to update this blog and keep us all informed. It has been a great help to us all.

May the Girl of the Year bring love and good cheer to all she meets, as always!

Lots of love and prayers,
Auntie Diana ~^..^~ and Uncle Marty :)

Rosemary said...

Dear Chris, I found you on facebook and it is wonderful that you have journaled are right there is a lot to read...I see that it all started back on March 13th 2008 and now I join your journey 5 days after your wonderful news for Emily and you all!
She has been a little trooper!
Wishing you all a wonderful well deserved relaxing holiday!