Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scan results

Madeleine’s Blog 

May 16, 2012
So do not fear, for I am with you
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you and help you
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
Isaiah 41:10
After all the great news of the last post, it is hard to bring some more difficult news to you. But that really is what this blog is all about - to share the good news, as well as the challenges, of this battle and to ask for your support and prayer for Madeleine.
We met this week with the oncologist to hear about the latest PET scan results. The scan appears to show a spot in the liver (the concern is metastasis), but they need to do a biopsy to confirm whether or not it is so. On Friday morning, they have scheduled a CT-guided biopsy of the area in her liver, and then they will let us know the results next week.

We would appreciate your prayers...we, of course, are hoping that the spot will turn out to be something less serious than melanoma. At the same time, we are also preparing for possible difficult news. If it is melanoma, then the oncologist is looking at treatment options, and is already in the process of connecting with UCSF and other experts to determine the best course of treatment.

In the meantime, the activities of Madeleine's senior year continue. She is going to her classes, taking an AP Statistics exam this afternoon, and practicing her speech for graduation - which will be a week from Friday.

Thank you, as always for your concern, and for your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Hi Madeleine and family,

Just wanted to let you know that I am still wearing a purple plastic bracelet that reminds me to pray every day for you and several other acquaintances that are battling cancer. My prayer is that God will continue to see you through with the poise, courage, and strength you've shown so far!

"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not fail you nor forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." Deut. 31:8

Fondly, Maria "Ms. A." Saunders (I work at Olivet and was Max's librarian at Piner.)

Dave Cindy said...

You are in our prayers for you results this week. It was so great to see you and have time to talk. Your Brother was do patient! What a great smile he has. You are just amazing keeping focused on your goals and wow you have a lit of them! You Rock Miss Maddy! Yoy are si special to us.
We love you
Dave & Cindy