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Monday, January 23, 2012

"I DID IT!!!"

Our brave little guy made it through the finish line!  He finished his final dose of chemotherapy today and we are so incredibly grateful and excited to make it to this point.  We had faith that he'd make it this far, but certainly had moments of doubt when the facts and statistics glared at us.  We don't know exactly what's in store for this gigantic spirit  but we are very humbled to be pulled along for the ride. 

Most kids struggle to make it through the entire treatment because the medications are so difficult on the body.  The temodar in particular causes a lot of stomach issues and is notorious for crashing the body's immune system.  We feel so blessed that Mitchell was able to tolerate the entire 12-month cycle.  His blood counts only fell ONE time, (when we forgot to bring his essential oils on vacation with us).  It truly is a miracle. 

We know that Mitchell is a miracle, that our Heavenly Father has blessed him to remain on earth.  We feel Mitchell has a great mission and pray that we can help him learn and grow so he can discover what that mission is.  We know that life is hard and will likely throw a few more curves at us, but we have felt an immeasurable peace through all of this that truly does surpass understanding. 

Thank you all for your love and support in all forms.  We feel it every single day.  Although these (almost) two years have been the hardest of our life, they've also been the best. 

 "I did it!"  All done with chemo.

 Last temodar--the most difficult chemo on his body and to swallow!

 Mitchell has a very important role in our family as middle child.  He's both playmate to his older brother and his little sister's sweetheart.  She loves her brother VERY much.  She's looking at him with googly love eyes although it doesn't look like it. 

He threw up on himself and I forgot extra clothes this day.  He wanted a picture to send to his dad.