Sunday, September 25, 2005



Prayers Have Been Answered

I received a phone call yesterday from TP's doctor's office. TP's labs were "perfect", and they have remained within normal limits for quite some time now. So, the doctor has now decided to reduce the Prednisone to 10 mg. a day! Last year at this time, she was at 30 mg. a day. Also, the Solu-Medrol infusions (that's a liquid form of prednisone which she gets through an IV drip - it's the equivalent of 1,000 mg. of Prednisone) will be reduced, too! She is currently getting those infusions once a month. She will get her next one in 4 weeks, then if her labs are still normal, she will get the following one in 6 weeks. . . and if those labs are normal, then she will get her FINAL infusion six weeks after that. Compare that to last year when she was getting them three times a week.

So - by the end of this year, if all goes well, she will be totally off the Solu-Medrol!!!
At that point in time, they will then reduce the oral prednisone even more.

Do you know how long we have waited and prayed for this day to come? Do you know how grateful we are to her wonderful doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital? Do you know how thankful we are to God? Words can't even convey what this news means to us.

When I told TP the news, she started jumping up and down - "Are you serious?", she asked. She couldn't contain herself, and she jumped right over to me, and we both started jumping up and down, hugging and crying. It was quite the sight to see!

18 Comments:

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

What a wonderful answer to prayer...

I am jumping up and down with you!!!!

alalalalalla

thats me singing whilst going up and down while I type!

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Barbara - I wish I could see you jumping up and down, singing, and typing all at the same time! The vision in my mind is hilarious!! But it is such good news, and thank you for rejoicing with us!

Love, Valerie

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Congratulations, I'll be praying that all continues to go well.

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Tyra said...

I'm so glad to hear things are so much better. Praying for continuing good health for your daughter.

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger ukok said...

I rejoice with you that your prayers have been answered.

God Bless you and yours!

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I know how you feel. This is great news!

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Nettie: Thank you so much Nettie! I appreciate your prayers.

Tyra: Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot to me!

Ukok: The thing that touches me the most about blogging is that I "meet" new people, like you, who embrace situations in my life and wish me well. Thank you so much!

Sarah - Yes, I knew that you would know how this feels! Aren't our daughters worth every minute of anxiety and joy??? Thanks!

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger Gina Burgess said...

Oh what glorious news! God answers our prayers and He is so mighty and so good. Amen! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. I rejoice with you, Val and with your daughter and with your family.

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger The Gray Tie said...

Yeah! Congratulations.

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger The Gray Tie said...

I see you are in Ohio. I may have asked you this already but what part? I grew up in southern Ohio.

 
At 11:15 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Gina - We are still rejoicing - I notice that my daughter's attitude has definitely changed over the past couple of days, and I know it's because she is finally beginning to feel like she's getting better. It's been such and up and down battle for her! Thanks!

Carol (aka TGT) - Thank you! Yes, I'm near Columbus - in a rural area. We've been in Ohio for 25 years - we grew up in Michigan. Where in southern Ohio are you from?

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger Stacy said...

That's great news Valerie!!! God is good.

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger HeyJules said...

I'm jumping too! Praise Him, all He does and all He is! Amen, allelujah and Woo Hoo!

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger Julana said...

Congratulations on that good news. I haven't read up on your story here. However, our son was on ACTH for a summer, which was also a steroid, for treatment of infantile spasms. The side effects for an infant were terrible. I'm so glad for your whole family.

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Good for you!
Life is precious.
God is good.

 
At 11:39 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Stacy, Jules, Julana, and BWH:

Thank you so much for stopping by and lending your support and happiness for my situation. It means a lot to me! And yes, GOD IS GOOD.

Valerie

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Gayla said...

Hi Kid's Mom! I linked over here thru Jules. I've been skimming but don't see it. What is the matter with your daughter? Of course I'm happy to hear this wonderful answer to prayer!!

I thought I'd better leave a comment since we've got a couple things in common. ;) 1) - I'm an adopted child myself. Adopted at 3 weeks old. And 2)- my anniversary is also Sept 13! It was 19 years for us this year.

You have a lovely blog, and I know I'll be back!

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Gayla:

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you frequent my blog often! I enjoyed my "visit" at your place, too. My daughter has chronic lupus nephritis. The lupus has also go on the "attack" the liver and the blood. It's a disease which is insidious and unpredictable, so to have it under control is, indeed, a miracle.

Blessings to you and yours!

 

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