Ty’s MRI was clean, stable, no evidence of disease. It was perfect, beautiful and amazing. It is proof that miracles happen. I will always believe. Wherever this life takes us, I find so much comfort knowing that God intervened for Ty and I have so much to be grateful for. Keep it coming J
Last July, Ty finished his last radiation treatment in an attempt to suppress the weed that was spreading across his brain. If you asked any one of the doctors involved in his care, or those who discussed his case in tumor board every week, not one would have guessed he would enjoy another year of life. Let alone a year disease-free. Today, I am conflicted only with the question of how we should celebrate. I learned my lesson about shouting from the rooftops (harder than “the hard way”), so I think a quiet take-out dinner and a glass of wine instead of champagne – just to be on the safe side and keep those trolls away.
I can’t believe he is one year in remission. I wish I could say it was a blissful year, but there were so many treatment-related issues that I can’t look back fondly. The brain bleed, the shunt, the lesion that left him paralyzed… what a year indeed. On that same note, this year Ty went to pre-school, he vacationed in Mexico, he was walking with little support, he went trick or treating and he spent some time up on the “pirate ship” platform of his jungle gym outside. I cherish those memories because I watched Ty defy all odds and reach milestones his doctor’s never would have imagined. I look forward to watching similar triumphs in the months and years ahead of us.
None of this would be true without all of your loving support. Thank you all so much, for loving Ty. For your thoughts, prayers and positivity.