Isaiah Lawson's Journal
MRI all clear!
Written Jan 2, 2014 11:52amPraise The Lord! Isaiah is back in his room and resting. The MRI went well and he already has the OK from Doctor K to go home once he recovers from Anesthesia.
The results were fantastic! No signs of Cancer on any scan, head, spine or abdomen. Not only that, but the scan of the spine showed normal bone marrow! This means that Isaiah's bone marrow has fully recovered from the bone marrow transplant a year ago! Praise God! That is so amazing! Even Doctor K said to see that, after all that we did to his body and bone marrow through Chemo and other treatments, is just awesome!
As for the rings under his eyes, the MRI showed Isaiah has a build up of fluid (mucus) in his sinuses. He had a small amount on his last MRI too but, much more this time. So no Cancer, only boogies! Praise God for boogies! :)
Once Isaiah recovers from anesthesia, we will be headed home. Thank you for praying with us.
Everything is different with Isaiah
Written Jan 2, 2014 7:26amWhen your child gets sick, it is always hard. You always want to take away the owies, take their pain, make them better, take their place. When Isabelle or Benjamin get a fever, we feel for them. We give them Tylenol, sing to them, rock them, cuddle with them. When Isaiah gets a fever, our heart skip a beat! We panic a little inside. We ask should we call the hospital? Is it a relapse of Cancer?
Stomach Flu? With Isaiah those stomach pains could mean so much worse.
Some bags under the the eyes? Awe he's just tired right? Not when it is one of the main signs of relapse of Cancer!
All of these things have happened in recent months in our household, to all of us including Isaiah. Each one we had a slight panic. Each one passed. But when Isaiah had dark circles under his Eyes on Sunday night, Christine and I lay awake worrying...
A phone call to the hospital on Monday morning prompted a New Years Eve morning visit to Fargo. Blood draws came out great, Doctor Anim does not think he has relapsed, but... any time there is a but, further testing is needed. So we are back in Fargo for an MRI this morning to make sure he has not relapsed.
Isaiah just went under anesthesia and into the MRI machine. Pray that all goes well with Anesthesia and the test reveals that Isaiah is still cancer free.
We serve a mighty God! He can do all things and we know He has healed Isaiah! But... That nagging fear in the back of our minds that Isaiah could relapse is always there for us. I am not perfect... So I pray to the One who is, in Jesus Name, Amen!
Big Big Day!
Written Sep 4, 2013 11:08pmA year ago we would've had a hard time imagining this day would come...
But first, a lot has happened since our last update.
We started off this summer with a long Drive to New York. We visited family, and watched my Nephew, Ryan Lawson, graduate from High School. We camped on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean, in New York. Isaiah SWAM in the Ocean. Something he has NEVER been able to do with all those tubes coming out of him. We ate awesome seafood on the beach in Rhode Island. Had New England Clam Chowdah in Boston Mass. Visited most of my Dad's side of the family in Massachusetts, as we said goodbye to my Uncle John. And then we took the long drive back home in time for the 4th of July.
We have done lots of work around our house including moving Isaiah's Grandparents, Willy and JoAnn Gundersen, into the house next door as we helped build an edition on their new house. But the biggest edition to our house has been Isaiah new Make a Wish! Most kids go to Disney, or a sports game... Isaiah wanted a HUGE playset that he and his siblings could play on for years to come. Make a Wish delivered in a BIG way. Check out the News Story here: http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/84177/
Isaiah even got to take in a Mets game in New York, and a Twins game, in Kansas City! He and I drove down to Kansas to witness the baptism of little Thomas Isaiah, who was named after Isaiah.
But now that summer is over we get to Isaiah's Big Day. His First Day of School!!! In January of 2012 Isaiah was diagnosed. So school was replaced by hospital stays for this little 3 year old boy. At 4 Isaiah had a Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant last August. So last year his immune system was too weak to be around any kids. So, another year of Pre-School was taken from him as he spent his days either cooped up at home or at the hospital. But now it has been over a year since his Transplant. Isaiah is doing Phenomenal! He is healthy! Doctors can find No Sign of Cancer! His Immune System is getting stronger and stronger every day. And he finally started Pre-School today at Claire Ann Shover Nursery School in Fergus Falls! Praise the Lord. God is so good. Isaiah is finally getting the chance to live life as a normal little boy. Thank you God for each and every 'normal' day we have with Our Little Super Hero.